Vehicle restriction in San José suspended for holidays next week
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Business
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Vehicle restriction in San José suspended for holidays next week

L. Arias - December 14, 2015

Happy Holidays: Transit authorities will suspend the one-day-a-week restriction of vehicles entering downtown San José starting next Monday, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) reported. All motorists…

Traffic fatalities up in Costa Rica
Crime
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Crime
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Traffic fatalities up in Costa Rica

L. Arias - October 6, 2015

A total of 294 people died in traffic accidents on Costa Rican roads during the first nine months of this year -- up 16 percent from the 253 recorded…

Waze: Costa Rica among the world’s worst countries to drive
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Newsletter
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Waze: Costa Rica among the world’s worst countries to drive

L. Arias - October 3, 2015

The popular navigation smartphone app Waze listed Costa Rica as the 10th worst country in the world to drive a vehicle in its first Global Driver Satisfaction Index,…

Costa Rica sees increase in drunk driving deaths
Crime
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Crime
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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…

San José vehicle restriction to be suspended during mid-year school vacations
Business
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Business
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San José vehicle restriction to be suspended during mid-year school vacations

L. Arias - July 4, 2015

The restriction that prohibits vehicles from entering downtown San José on certain days will be temporarily suspended starting Monday, as Costa Rican students begin their mid-year school…

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

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US citizen dies in Jacó car crash

Zach Dyer - March 4, 2015

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) reported that a 53-year-old U.S. citizen with the last name Levine died in a car accident in the popular beach town of Jacó…

Red Cross concerned about number of violent deaths in first few weeks of January
Crime
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Crime
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Red Cross concerned about number of violent deaths in first few weeks of January

L. Arias - January 22, 2015

Costa Rica’s Red Cross reported that 79 people died by accidents and other violent causes in the first 19 days of this month. That exceeds by 27…

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