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Photos Show Driver That Killed Three Cyclists in Curridabat Was Drinking Heavily In A Bar in Alajuela Before The Incident

Q COSTA RICA – It was 4:11am Sunday, January 29th last, in front of the Walmart store in Curridabat, on the old road to Tres Rios, on the east side of San jose, when a speeding car ended the life of three cyclists and seriously injuring a fourth, and then flees the scene. A fifth […]

On Average, 231 Traffic Tickets A Day Issued In First Months of the Year

On Average, 231 Traffic Tickets A Day Issued In First Months of the Year

  (QCOSTARICA) Bad driving, careless driving, bad road design and poor enforcement due to lack of traffic officials are the factors behind the growing number of accidents on Costa Rica’s roads. The Policia de Transito (traffic police) reports attending 41, 779 accidents between January 1 and June 30 of this year, that is on average […]

MOPT Announces Saliva Test For Drunk Drivers

MOPT Announces Saliva Test For Drunk Drivers

QCOSTARICA – The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) announced Friday it will be purchasing 4.000 saliva tests it will use starting in August, to measure the blood alcohol level of drivers. According to the MOPT, the devices will replace blood tests to verify the alcohol level of drivers who test positive of the […]

“Death Of My Daughter Was Not Accident, It Was Murder”, Says Mother

“Death Of My Daughter Was Not Accident, It  Was Murder”, Says Mother

QCOSTARICA – On national television, Esperanza Gamboa, mother of the 17 year old girl killed in a traffic accident last Friday, called on the country to unite against drunk drivers. ‘The death of my daughter was no accident, it was murder”, said Esperanza through her tears. It was Friday afternoon, on April 3, when seventeen […]

More Drunk and Reckless Drivers This Semana Santa

More Drunk and Reckless Drivers This Semana Santa

QCOSTARICA – Despite the strong campaign of the last several years against drinking and driving, the Policia de Tránsito (traffic police) report more drunk drivers for this Semana Santa (Easter Week). Mario Calderon, director of the traffic police force, said that compared to last year, his officers have surprised nine more drivers exceeding the permitted […]