Motorists must provide Traffic Police with an email address for fine notification

February 7, 2013

All legal drivers in Costa Rica must report – no later than April 26 – an email address that will be used by officials for notification of traffic fines.

Every driver or vehicle owner must complete and submit a form to authorized offices of the Traffic Police, RITEVE (technical vehicle inspections), the Public Works and Transport Ministry or the Roadway Safety Council (COSEVI).

The form can be downloaded from COSEVI’s website (www.csv.go.cr) and those who already have a digital signature also can send it to the email address: direccionelectronicavial@csv.go.cr.

“Those motorists who do not provide an email address can not argue that they were not informed [about a fine] because they will be notified in the official newspaper La Gaceta,” COSEVI officials said in a press release.

The requirement to provide an email address for notifications is established in the new Traffic Law, which took effect on Oct. 26.

You may be interested

Costa Rica’s guilty voters
No Sugar Please
34 views
No Sugar Please
34 views

Costa Rica’s guilty voters

Álvaro Murillo - May 25, 2018

By what I have done, and by what I have left undone. A relative of mine is 70 years old…

Fed up: Nicaragua’s uprising
Nicaragua
58 views
Nicaragua
58 views

Fed up: Nicaragua’s uprising

Alexander Villegas - May 25, 2018

We all heard it. University students and protesters across Nicaragua stood up against the country’s increasingly authoritarian president, Daniel Ortega,…

Costa Rican entrepreneur launches swimwear line to empower women
Changemakers
148 views
Changemakers
148 views

Costa Rican entrepreneur launches swimwear line to empower women

Elizabeth Lang - May 24, 2018

María Luisa Mendiola is a young Costa Rican woman living in New York who’s all about creating change in everything…