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Tuesday 26 September 2017

Road Safety A Priority For Costa Rica’s Traffic Police

Image courtesy of Traffic Law Costa Rica Getting your car ready for the annual Riteve inspection means checking the...

80% Of Truck Trailers On Costa Rica Roads Have Mechanical Problems

Eight out of every 10 trailers operating on Costa Rica's roads have mechanical problems, the Policia de Tránsito...

Antique Cars Exibition At Lincoln Plaza

(QCOSTARICA) A fully restored 1970 Dodge Charger is one four "historic" vehicles being displayed at Lincoln Plaza this...

No Penalty or Fines Yet For Not Changing Over To New License Plates

Changeover begins Monday and continues for the next 30 months Costs is ¢15.000 for each set of plates No word...

55% Fail Driving Exam

Every month some 10.000 people begin the process of obtaining their drivers license, which includes a written exam...

Youth Group Promotes Costa Rica Taxis To Go Green

Electric taxis could soon be a reality in Costa Rica thanks to the global initiative by Global Shapers,...

Gone In 20 Seconds!

An amazing video posted by online news daily CRHoy.com shows a car thief walk up to a Nissan...

INS Auctioning Off Used “Good” Vehicles

If you are planning to a buy a used car, take note that the Instituto Nacional de Seguros...

MOPT Guarantees Appointments For Driver Test

Getting a drivers license in Costa Rica has become easier, well takes less time to get an appointment...

Vehicles Without Factory Installed Headrests OK With Riteve

Changes to the vehicular inspections requires that all vehicles have rear seat headrests. Vehicles without the headrests would...

Outwitting Riteve Can Be Costly In The Long Run

The ingenuity of some to trying to circumvent the law, in this case, the vehicular inspection goes beyond...

Damaged Toll Booth Continues To Cause Backlog on General Cañas

Traffic through the toll station on the autopista General Cañas, east of the airport, is now worse than...

Costa Rica slashes tax rate on hybrid vehicles

Presidenta Laura Chinchilla signed a bill on Monday to slash taxes on hybrid cars by 20 percentage points,...

License Plate Changeover By Mid Year

The Dirección de Servicios del Registro Nacional announced that the planned license plate changeover will start by the...

Buying a Used Car in Costa Rica

Buying a used car in Costa Rica is not different than buying a used car anywhere else, an...

Electric Cars Are Coming To Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA  (by Mitzi Stark ) Watch out for electric cars. Although there are less than 100...

One Third Have Yet To Pay 2014 Marchamo

Today is the last day to pay the 2014 Marchamo without incurring late payment fees and interest starting...

25 Vehicles Owners Changed Old Car For New, Eco Friendly In First Week of PAVE

QCOSTARICA - In the first week fo the Programa de Adquisición de Vehículos Eficientes (PAVE) -  Acquisition Program...

Importers To Be Fined For Importing”Total Loss” Vehicles

Importers who bring in cars in a state of "total loss" will be liable to a fine of...

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Who Sold The Most Plug-In Electric Cars In 2015? (It’s Not Tesla)

Q24N - Five years after the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt first went on sale, plug-in vehicles represent...

BYD Qin Plug-in Hybrid in Showroom in Costa Rica

Not available in the U.S., or Canada, but is in Costa Rica, the Chinese plug-in hybrid car the...

Mandatory Plate Change Over of “1” Ends in A Week

Vehicle owners with license plates ending in "1" have to the end of the month (October 31) to...

54% Of Traffic Tickets Appealed

More than half of traffic tickets are appealed says the Consejo de Seguridad Vial (Cosevi), confirming that it...

A Look at President Putin’s New Wheels

President Vladimir Putin has familiarized himself with the Russian-made limousine, part of the 'Cortege' project, Minister of Industry...

Car Rental Agency’s Success Is Fueled By Record High Tourism

According to the Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT), the total number of visitors to the country last year...

Riteve Denied Rate Increase

The cost of vehicle inspection will not go up, with the rejection of a rate adjustment request by...

Is Tesla gearing up for a big surprise? Or is it hiding something?

TSGMAX - For a car that is widely expected to take the world by storm soon -- and...

Alajuelita Gas Station Shut Down For Selling Gasoline With High Octane

The Regulatory Authority for Public Services (Aresep) has shut down an Alajuelita gas station after discovering it sold...

The Costa Rican “Beast”

QCOSTARICA - When we hear the term "The Beast" we instinctively think of President Barack Obama's "Cadillac One",...

Could 2014 See Carpooling in Costa Rica?

The New Year has thus far failed to bring relief at the pump for drivers in Costa Rica....

Leaving It To The Last Minute, Long Lines For Plates Changeover

In typical Costa Rican fashion, owners of vehicles with license plates ending in "1" left it to the...

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Spirit Airlines Opens San Jose Office

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You Can’t Take Pictures of Public Buildings In Costa Rica?

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Interest Payments Stifling Costa Rica’s Public Finances

In Costa Rica, interest payments rose from 1.5% to 1.7% of GDP, and this increase accounts for 32% of the increase in total spending...

Costa Rica Lifts Price Controls In Mobile Telecom Market

The Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (Sutel) - Costa Rica's Superintendency of Telecommunications - has declared that the country’s mobile market is now considered competitive following...

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Anne Hathaway’s Leaked Personal Pictures Go Viral

American actress Anne Hathaway is the latest celebrity to fall victim to the hackers, who shamelessly filtered the intimate photos of the actress with...

How Will Hurricane Irma Affect Costa Rica?

As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Caribbean and Floridians ready for Irma's potential landfall, how will it affect Costa Rica? Although Hurricane Irma...

10 Countries Reputed As The Ultimate Place For Sex Tourism (Guess Who Isn’t?)

QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

Man Killed In Monday Morning Shootout in Escazu Was Wanted In Canada

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