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293 people have died in traffic accidents so far this year

The death toll continues rising. So far this year, 293 people have lost their lives in traffic accidents. A worrisome figure for transit authorities because up to Monday, August 27, the number of deaths so far this month reached 37 deaths, seven more than...

“Money Will Not Bring Him Back,” Sister of Venezuelan Athlete Killed By Drunk Driver

"Money will not bring back David, money is not happiness, the drunk driver who hit my brother committed a crime and has to pay for his acts, that simple...we felt bad knowing that he (suspect) is at home today, we are outraged," was the...

Time To Put A Stop To Costa Rica’s “Pura Birra” Culture

EDITORIAL - Costa Rica's Judicial System Broken. Really Broken. Once again we have proof that Costa Rica's judiciary system is broken. I mean really broken. Once too many times we have seen a driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs kill and be set...

One Third Of Traffic Fatalities In Costa Rica Involve Alcohol

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - One third of the traffic fatalities are due to the consumption of alcohol, an increase over the last decade when in 2004 the rate was only one quarter. This according to data released Wednesday by the Instituto sobre Alcoholismo y...

Costly Fines Insufficient To Lower Deaths On Costa Rica’s Roads

QCOSTARICA - Improper passing, speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs continue to be the main cause of fatal traffic accidents in Costa Rica. What is clear to authorities is that the severe fines introduced in the reforms of the Ley de...

Drivers Have Lost The Fear Of Death: Traffic Police Chief

QCOSTARICA - Reckless driving is the main cause of fatal road accidents in Costa Rica says the director of the Policia de Transito (Traffic Police), Mario Calderon. The police chief says that drivers have lost their fear of death, and thus leads to casualties on...

Road Accidents Take Lives And Leave Many Injured

QCOSTARICA - The Policia de Transito (traffic police) and the Cruz Roja (Red Cross) have been busy the last couple of days, attending a series of traffic accidents, like the one between a bus and a passenger vehicle, on Saturday, in Guadalupe. Officials report seven...

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