Lack of guardrails or other barriers to prevent a vehicle going off the road, many end up in the ‘cuneta’ (ditch, gutter), hence the term “cuneteado”.

From getting a wheel stuck in an open gutter in the center of San Jose, to the entire car in a ditch, it is a daily occurrence across the country.

For more (lots, I mean tons) of photos of traffic accidents in Costa Rica, visit the Facebook page Accidentes de Costa Rica.