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Higher traffic fines take effect Jan. 1
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Higher traffic fines take effect Jan. 1

L. Arias - December 23, 2015

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)…

Traffic fatalities up in Costa Rica
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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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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
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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…

Pedestrian fatalities in Costa Rica currently outnumber drunk driving deaths
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Pedestrian fatalities in Costa Rica currently outnumber drunk driving deaths

L. Arias - May 27, 2015

A total of 23 pedestrians died on Costa Rican roads during the first four months of this year. Of those, 18 were caused by negligence, Traffic Police…

San José vehicle restrictions suspended for Holy Thursday, Friday
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San José vehicle restrictions suspended for Holy Thursday, Friday

L. Arias - March 29, 2015

Ticos who usually have to leave their cars at home on Thursdays or Fridays because of vehicle restrictions in San José will get a break during the Easter holiday…

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…

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Vehicle restrictions to be suspended for the holidays on Dec. 23

L. Arias - December 12, 2013

Vehicle restrictions in the Costa Rican capital will be temporarily suspended for the holidays beginning Monday, Dec. 23, and will be reinstated on Monday, Jan. 6, Traffic…

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San José vehicle restrictions to be suspended on Dec. 21

L. Arias - December 17, 2012

The restriction that normally prohibits vehicles from entering downtown San José according to license plate numbers will be temporarily suspended on Friday, Dec. 21. The suspension will…

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Vehicle restrictions to be suspended on July 25 and Aug. 2

Tico Times - July 24, 2012

Weekly restrictions that prevent vehicles from entering the center of San José – based on license plate numbers – will not apply Wednesday, July 25, when most…

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