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Vehicle insurance costs to go up in November

A spike of almost 30 percent in the number of traffic accidents recorded in Costa Rica during first eight months of this year prompted an increase in the price of the mandatory automobile insurance for 2017.

Deaths on Costa Rica roads reach new record

The death of a motorcyclist last weekend brought Costa Rica's traffic-related death toll to 356 this year, a figure that surpassed the 355 recorded in 2014.

Hit men gun down couple with drug trafficking record in San José

The execution in the middle of rush-hour traffic was the latest suspected narco-related killing as the government searches for a strategy to tackle organized crime here.

Traffic fatalities up in Costa Rica

A total of 294 people died in road accidents, up from the 253 traffic deaths recorded during the same period of 2014, according to the Traffic Police.

Motorcycle duo shoots U.S. businessman in Escazú suburb of San José, Costa Rica

The U.S. citizen, who police said worked in real estate, was taken to the San Juan de Dios Hospital in San José for surgery at approximately 11:00 a.m.

Motorcyclists to protest proposed law prohibiting passengers

According to OIJ Director Francisco Segura Montero, 45 people have been shot dead by motorcyclists since the beginning of 2014. Honduras, Guatemala and several other Latin American countries prohibit passengers on motorcycles. But it's unclear whether the rule has reduced crime in those countries.

It’s time to reduce motorcyclist fatalities in Costa Rica, says Roadway Safety Council

Costa Rica's Roadway Safety Council, or COSEVI, is developing a "National Plan for Motorcyclists" that aims to reduce by 20 percent the number of fatalities in the next six years.

Armed motorcycle gangs have assassinated more than 1,100 victims in Guatemala since 2011

At least 1,111 Guatemalans have been killed by armed motorcyclists between 2011 and the first two months of this year, according to a report by the humanitarian organization Mutual Help Group (GAM in Spanish), published on Wednesday.

Tico motorists to pay 12 percent more for vehicle circulation permits

The deadline to pay the mandatory permit, or marchamo, is Dec. 31.

Costa Rican officials agree ‘to study’ bikers’ demands after another day of protest

Motorcyclists blocked various routes throughout the capital on Tuesday, demanding a decrease in circulation permit costs.

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