Monday, 26 October 2020

Another 125 drivers without plates for disrespecting vehicular restrictions

(QCOSTARICA) In the 24 hours between 5:00 am Wednesday and 5:00 am Thursday, a total of 125 drivers were sanctioned for disrespecting the vehicular restriction.

According to the data from the Policia de Transito, 63 people were fined for violating the measure between 5:00 am and 5:00 pm Wednesday, when plates 5 & 6 were restricted from circulation. In addition, during this period, 508 fines were drawn up for other infractions.

Meanwhile, between 5:00 pm Wednesday and 5:00 am Thursday, a total of 62 drivers were caught violating the restriction. Another 428 fines were issued for other reasons, ie no marchamo, expired driver’s license, Riteve, etc and 6 drivers were detected under the influence.

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The number of violations of the guideline between Wednesday and Thursday practically doubles the data collected in the period Tuesday-Wednesday (66).

Since March 24, nearly 15,000 drivers have been fined for not complying with the directive.

Each of the fined drivers must pay up ¢110,000 colones, accumulated 6 points on their driver’s license, for which they will have to complete a sensitivity course for drivers when renewing.

The sanctions also include the seizure of license plates and/or vehicles, though this sanction is not strictly applied. The Policia de Transito did not reveal how may seizures took place, which has caused a backlog of vehicles piling at Transito yards, forcing legislators to look at passing laws for the speedy recovery of seized vehicles or other determination.

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During the week, the vehicular nationwide vehicular restrictions are from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm according to the last number on the plate (for example, Thursdays that end in 7 and 8 cannot circulate); After, from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am, the restriction applies to all vehicles except for the exceptions already known.

On weekends, the daytime restrictions are from 5:00 am to 7:00 pm, on Saturdays even numbered are restricted, on Sundays odds; After, from 7:00 pm to 5:00 all plates.

Ons Wednesday, “localized restrictions” were announced for five cantons and districts with a high number of cases, the vehicular restrictions applied from 5:00 am to 5:00 pm for last digits and all from 5:00 pm to 5:00 am. See more here.

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