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Lower traffic fines to take effect starting next month
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Lower traffic fines to take effect starting next month

L. Arias - December 21, 2016

Fines for traffic violations will drop by an average of 0.88 percent starting in January, thanks to a decrease in the inter-annual inflation recorded this year, the…

Taxi drivers to demonstrate against Uber in downtown San José
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Taxi drivers to demonstrate against Uber in downtown San José

L. Arias - October 20, 2016

Commuters, beware: taxi drivers plan to stage another demonstration against ride-hailing service Uber. Their procession will begin at La Sabana Park and end at the Supreme Court. Taxi drivers…

Taxi protest against Uber snarls traffic across Costa Rica
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Taxi protest against Uber snarls traffic across Costa Rica

L. Arias - August 9, 2016

UPDATE 1:20 p.m. Around noon, the leader of the National Taxi Drivers Forum, Gilberth Ureña, said the group ended the protest after reaching an agreement with the…

President Solís demands explanation for spike in traffic jams
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President Solís demands explanation for spike in traffic jams

L. Arias - June 15, 2016

President Luis Guillermo Solís says he's stumped by what, exactly, has been causing a recent increase in traffic jams. He says the problem goes beyond road capacity. “You could double…

No vehicle restriction in San José during Easter Holy Week
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Costa Rica
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No vehicle restriction in San José during Easter Holy Week

L. Arias - March 19, 2016

Motorists will be able to drive freely throughout San José during Easter Holy Week as Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) officials agreed to suspend vehicle restrictions that prohibit drivers from entering…

Costa Rica to ‘exhaustively investigate’ new Uber service center
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Costa Rica to ‘exhaustively investigate’ new Uber service center

Zach Dyer - January 26, 2016

Normally the central government would trumpet news of 300 new jobs in Costa Rica. Not so when Uber announced Tuesday morning that it plans to open a…

Higher traffic fines take effect Jan. 1
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
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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…

Deaths on Costa Rica roads reach new record
Crime
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Crime
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Deaths on Costa Rica roads reach new record

L. Arias - December 4, 2015

The death of a motorcyclist last weekend brought the traffic death toll this year to 356, a figure that surpassed the 355 recorded in all 2014. The number also is…

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…

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