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Traffic Police promise vigilance during Easter Holy Week

Easter Holy Week, from March 28 to April 3, is among the busiest travel weeks of the year for Costa Ricans.

Traffic Police launches surveillance operation for mid-year school vacations

Between July 3 - 14 motorists will not have to comply with the traffic restriction that prohibits vehicles from entering downtown San José on one weekday, according to the last digit of their license plate number.

Legislative Assembly approves new traffic fines

The highest fines of ₡306,850 ($533) will apply for drivers who refuse to take a breathalyzer test or for owners of vehicles causing noise above the allowed decibel limit.

Lower traffic fines to take effect starting next month

Traffic Police Director Mario Calderón said that he does not believe the reduction in fines will prompt an increase in traffic violations, as they do not represent a significant change.

No vehicle restriction in San José during Easter Holy Week

Motorists will be able to drive freely throughout San José during Easter Holy Week as Public Works and Transport Ministry officials agreed to suspend vehicle restrictions that prohibit drivers from entering the capital's downtown area once a week, according to license plate numbers.

Higher traffic fines take effect Jan. 1

Violations to Costa Rica’s Traffic Law will cost motorists an average of 1 percent more starting next month, after Costa Rica's judicial branch approved increases of up to ₡3,126 ($5.75) according to the category of the fine.

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.

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

The popular navigation smartphone app Waze listed Costa Rica as the tenth worst country in the world to drive a vehicle on its 1st. Global Driver Satisfaction Index released Thursday.

Costa Rica sees increase in drunk driving deaths

Traffic Police reported that 19 people died in drunk driving accidents from January through August, a 46 percent increase over the same time period last year.

Pedestrian fatalities in Costa Rica currently outnumber drunk driving deaths

Article 147 of the country’s Traffic Law stipulates fines of ₡21,963 ($40) for pedestrians walking on roads or jaywalking.

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