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…

San José vehicle restriction to be suspended during mid-year school vacations
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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…

Government seeks to curb reselling of online appointments for driving tests
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Expat Living
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Government seeks to curb reselling of online appointments for driving tests

L. Arias - March 17, 2015

At 8 a.m. on Monday the Roadway Safety Council's (COSEVI) website made available 5,000 new appointments to take the required behind-the-wheel test to get a Costa Rican driver license. By 9:30…

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US citizen dies in Jacó car crash

Zach Dyer - March 4, 2015

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) reported that a 53-year-old U.S. citizen with the last name Levine died in a car accident in the popular beach town of Jacó…

Red Cross concerned about number of violent deaths in first few weeks of January
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Red Cross concerned about number of violent deaths in first few weeks of January

L. Arias - January 22, 2015

Costa Rica’s Red Cross reported that 79 people died by accidents and other violent causes in the first 19 days of this month. That exceeds by 27…

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…

No more mandatory email registration for drivers, Constitutional Chamber rules
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No more mandatory email registration for drivers, Constitutional Chamber rules

L. Arias - November 6, 2014

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, this week ruled unconstitutional several articles of Costa Rica's Traffic Law that obligate motorists to register an email address in order to…

Red Cross warns of increase in violent deaths last month
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Red Cross warns of increase in violent deaths last month

L. Arias - September 3, 2014

According to the Costa Rican Red Cross, August was the most violent month so far this year, with 102 deaths in "tragic circumstances," a term the agency uses in statistics to…

Vehicle restrictions to be suspended Friday for holidays; most tolls free starting on Holy Thursday
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Newsletter
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Vehicle restrictions to be suspended Friday for holidays; most tolls free starting on Holy Thursday

L. Arias - April 9, 2014

A restriction that prohibits vehicles from entering downtown San José on specific days according to the last digit of a license plate will be suspended on Friday…

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Mandatory change of license plates begins Monday

L. Arias - July 10, 2013

Starting Monday, all vehicles and motorcycles in Costa Rica with license plates ending in 1 must begin the process of exchanging them for new ones. Motorists will…