Last Friday the Traffic Police (Policia de Transito) started fining drivers in cars with their license plate ending in “1” that did not make the mandatory changeover to the new plates.

The deadline was October 31. On November 1, plates ending in “2” began their required change, that has to be made before January 31.

German Marín, the director of Transito, told the press that a total of 328 drivers were issued fines of ¢20.000 colones (plus costs) for violating the mandatory change of plates.

The Registro Nacional reports that 21.136 license plates ending in “1” have yet to be changed over for the new. However, this number includes plates of vehicles that are no longer in circulation, but still listed in the property registry.

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