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Costa Rica will not extend driver’s license grace period beyond November 18
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Costa Rica will not extend driver’s license grace period beyond November 18

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 9, 2020

As of November 18, tourists who have remained in Costa Rica for longer than three months will no longer be allowed to use their foreign driver's license…

Foreigners in Costa Rica can now legally drive until November 18
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Foreigners in Costa Rica can now legally drive until November 18

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 16, 2020

Tourists can legally operate a vehicle in Costa Rica with a valid foreign driver's license until November 18, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) has announced.…

Foreign tourists in Costa Rica can legally drive until August 18
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Costa Rica
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Foreign tourists in Costa Rica can legally drive until August 18

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 8, 2020

Tourists with a valid foreign driver's license can legally operate a vehicle in Costa Rica beyond the typical three-month limit, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT)…

Foreigners in Costa Rica can now legally drive after three-month limit
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Costa Rica
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Foreigners in Costa Rica can now legally drive after three-month limit

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 29, 2020

Tourists with a valid foreign driver's license can legally operate a vehicle in Costa Rica beyond the typical three-month limit, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT)…

Costa Rica sees increase in drunk driving deaths
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Costa Rica sees increase in drunk driving deaths

L. Arias - September 15, 2015

Costa Rica's Traffic Police reported a 46 percent increase in drunk driving deaths during the first eight months of this year. A total of 19 people died in…

Government seeks to curb reselling of online appointments for driving tests
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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
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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
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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…