QCOSTARICA – Semana Santa (Holy Week), the annual commemoration of the Passion of Jesus Christ celebrated by Catholic religious, is known for its traditions that includes processions on the streets in towns and cities across the nation.

Speeding is one of the major cause of accidents. This driver was clocked at 151 km/h. There is not road in Costa Rica capable of permitting safely that speed.
Speeding is one of the major cause of accidents. This driver was clocked at 151 km/h. There is not road in Costa Rica capable of permitting safely that speed. The driver was arrested, it is a criminal offence to driver over 150 km/h.

Another tradition is heading out for the beaches and resorts. Any pool of water will do. Camping, surfing or taking a splash in the ocean is all part of the traditions. And so is the craziness and stupid things on the roads that leaves many injured and one too many a fatality.

In Santa Ana, in front of the Cruz Roja
Vehicle lands on its side in Santa Ana, in front of the Cruz Roja

Since the beginning of the exodus a few days ago, the Policia de Transito and the insurance inspectors have been busy attending all sorts of accidents, from fender benders, to falling off cliffs, landing in ditches and more serious, head on collisions.

The Ruta 27 was shut down for hours on Wednesday when a boat spills on the road, hitting a vehicle
The Ruta 27 was shut down for hours on Wednesday when a boat spills on the road, hitting a vehicle
On the Ruta 27 on Wednesday
On the Ruta 27 on Wednesday

The Facebook page Accidentes de CostaRica recaps some of the accidents during Semana Santa.

Though not resulting in accident, is this stupid stunt in Playa El Jobo, where a beachgoer heading home decided to mount the spare wheel when there was no room inside.

Photo taken March 23, 2016 at 5:37pm in Playa El Jobo, La Cruz, Guacanste.
Photo taken March 23, 2016 at 5:37pm in Playa El Jobo, La Cruz, Guacanste.
Photo taken March 23, 2016 at 5:37pm in Playa El Jobo, La Cruz, Guacanste.
Photo taken March 23, 2016 at 5:37pm in Playa El Jobo, La Cruz, Guacanste.
Photo taken March 23, 2016 at 5:37pm in Playa El Jobo, La Cruz, Guacanste.
Photo taken March 23, 2016 at 5:37pm in Playa El Jobo, La Cruz, Guacanste.

And there is still today and tomorrow (Saturday and Sunday) to go.