The return of vehicle restrictions after the holiday season will not come until Jan. 16.
The restriction normally prohibits cars from traveling in downtown San José and within the Circunvalación, a belt route around the city, on specific days from 6 a.m.-7 p.m. The car’s license plate number determines which day it cannot be driven inside the restricted area. The fine for violating the restriction is ₡41,098 ($82). In 2012, the fine will be increased.
Drivers with license plate numbers that end in 1 or 2 are restricted from driving in downtown San José on Mondays, while the same applies for vehicles with plates ending in 3 and 4 on Tuesdays, 5 and 6 on Wednesdays, 7 and 8 on Thursdays, and 9 and 0 on Fridays.
Correction: The story originally stated Friday vehicle license restrictions as 9 and 10.