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First showers of the rainy season cause spike in traffic jams, accidents
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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First showers of the rainy season cause spike in traffic jams, accidents

L. Arias - June 6, 2016

Thousands of motorists have been forced to deal with the frustration of spending up to five hours stuck in traffic as the first days of the rainy season…

Higher traffic fines take effect Jan. 1
Crime
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Crime
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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)…

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

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…

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

Costa Rica approves stricter regulations for noise control from vehicles
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica approves stricter regulations for noise control from vehicles

L. Arias - April 27, 2015

Costa Rica's roads may be a bit quieter in the future. A new law outlining stricter noise control regulations for vehicles will take effect in late October.…

Delays expected next week in Belén during meeting of Latin American presidents
CELAC
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CELAC
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Delays expected next week in Belén during meeting of Latin American presidents

The Tico Times - January 22, 2015

Residents and workers in Belén, take note. Next week, leaders from across Latin America and the Caribbean will converge on the Centro de Eventos Pedregal for the…

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

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