From at #trendeiditoas Facebook we get the traffic light system in Costa Rica explained.

On the left is what drivers in other countries (other than Costa Rica) understand the signals mean:

  • Red = stop
  • Yellow = caution
  • Green = proceed

In Costa Rica, however, this is what the lights mean:

  • Red = make sure no one or traffic police is coming
  • Yellow = give it all you got (as in floor it)
  • Green = just go,

Editor’s note: Although this post is meant to be humorous, the sad part is that is the truth of what really goes on in our streets in Costa Rica.

Although this post is meant to be humorous, the sad part is that is the truth of what really goes on in our streets in Costa Rica.