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Government seeks to curb reselling of online appointments for driving tests
Expat Living
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Government seeks to curb reselling of online appointments for driving tests

L. Arias - March 17, 2015

At 8 a.m. on Monday the Roadway Safety Council's (COSEVI) website made available 5,000 new appointments to take the required behind-the-wheel test to get a Costa Rican driver license. By 9:30…

Costa Rican transit officials say higher fines in 2015 will help reduce roadway accidents
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rican transit officials say higher fines in 2015 will help reduce roadway accidents

L. Arias - December 22, 2014

Drivers take note: Starting in January, Costa Rica's traffic fines will increase by more than $26 in some cases. The highest traffic citation – Class A – will…

No more mandatory email registration for drivers, Constitutional Chamber rules
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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No more mandatory email registration for drivers, Constitutional Chamber rules

L. Arias - November 6, 2014

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, this week ruled unconstitutional several articles of Costa Rica's Traffic Law that obligate motorists to register an email address in order to…

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Prosecutor’s office releases most detainees arrested in alleged driver’s license fraud scheme

L. Arias - November 8, 2012

The prosecutor’s office released 95 people on Thursday who were arrested the previous day by Judicial Investigation Police investigating an alleged scheme to issue fraudulent driver’s licenses.…

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Judicial police arrest 70 suspects in alleged driver’s license fraud scheme

L. Arias - November 7, 2012

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) on Wednesday morning arrested 70 people suspected of fraudulently obtaining driver's licenses. The arrests took place during several raids conducted simultaneously across the…

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Foreigners can pay for driver’s license directly at Roadway Safety Council offices

Tico Times - April 25, 2012

The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) have enabled foreigners to pay driver's license fees directly in the Roadway Safety Council offices in La Uruca, northwest of…

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How can foreigners obtain a Costa Rican driver’s license?

Allen Dickinson - June 16, 2011

Editor's Note: We posted an updated version of this process in 2018. Click here to read it!  Driving in Costa Rica can sometimes be a harrying experience.…