Monday 8 March 2021

Drivers MUST Provide Email To Transport Authority

All licensed drivers in Costa Rica must now provide the Consejo de Seguridad Vial (COSEVI) – licensing office – with an email for any and all notifications, in particular for notice of traffic tickets.

According to the COSEVI, all 1.1 million licensed drivers in the country must meet the requirement, that is the completion of a form that was released yesterday by the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) – Ministry of Public Works and Transport.

The document will record the full name and identification of the driver (passport number, residency or cedula), the phone number, home address and email.

- Advertisement -

Once the form is completed, it can be handed in at any Policia de Tránsito station, Riteve (vehicular inspection), the traffic ticket appeals office, drivers licensing centres or the COSEVI offices in La Uruca.

The deadline for submitting the form is April 26, 2013.

The form can be downloaded here or at the COSEVI website. (Once downloaded you can print it and submit it).

For those who have the “firma digital” (digital signature), they can email to the direccionelectronicavial@csv.go.cr.

- Advertisement -

Although the form is mandatory, the MOPT says drivers who do not provide the information cannot argue they did not receive notification, for they will be deemed automatically notified with the publication in La Gaceta, the official government newsletter.

Carlos Rivas, an official with the COSEVI, recommends if delivery the document in person, to bring a copy and get it stamped or acknowledged, as a back up and proff that it was submitted and on time.

The requirement to provide the information is established in the new traffic law that went into effective on October 26, 2012.

Article 149 states: “The obligation of drivers and vehicle owners to annually update the email address and, if any changes, notify the COSEVI within ten days after the change occurs.”

According to the COSEVI there are 1.8 million licenses issued to 1.1 million drivers.

The inability of the COSEVI to notify drivers of their traffic tickets has caused problems for transport authorities, in particular shutting down the traffic camera program.

- Advertisement -

Editor’s note: In Costa Rica a driver is issued multiple licenses for the different type of vehicles, ie a license for passenger vehicles, another for motorcycles, buses and heavy trucks.

From Trafficlawcostarica.com

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

[BLOG] Costa Rican Electric Company – General Maintenance Procedures

During my fifteen plus years of living in Costa Rica, I...

Heliport, Money and Weapons in Costa Rica

Following reports by residents of Las Asturias de Pococí about flyovers...

MOST READ

5 cantons register less than 10 active cases of covid-19

QCOSTARICA - Five of the 82 cantons of Costa Rica register fewer than 10 active cases of covid-19 to this date, according to the...

Consumer confidence improves slightly in early 2021

QCOSTARICA - Consumer pessimism decreased slightly for February 2021, compared to November of last year, however, uncertainty around the economy remains high and the...

What should Biden do about Venezuela?

Q REPORTS - Former US President Donald Trump's policy of maximum pressure on the Venezuelan dictatorship failed to dislodge the regime or alleviate the...

“I tell people: don’t be afraid, get vaccinated!”

QCOSTARICA - "Don't be afraid, get vaccinated," are words of doña Irma Ceciliano, in a virtual conversation, along with three other seniors, telling President...

Chicharras

FINCA PARAISO (QCOSTARICA) At this time of the year many forested parts of Costa Rica are alive with the song of chicharras, cicadas. They...

Nicaragua begins vaccination against covid-19 in people with chronic diseases

TODAY NICARAGUA – Nicaragua, on Tuesday, March 2,  began to apply the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against covid-19 to people with chronic diseases, in...

Bukele is on track to obtain a majority in the Congress of El Salvador

Q24N - The Nuevas Ideas (NI) party of President Nayib Bukele and partner Gran Alianza Nacional (GANA) party would obtain at least 56 of...

In the first year of the pandemic, Costa Rica has the fifth lowest mortality from covid-19 in Latin America

QCOSTARICA -  How has Costa Rica done during its first year in the fight against covid-19? If you ask the demographer Luis Rosero Bixby,...

Guatemala receives 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine donated by India

Q24N - Guatemala on Tuesday received 200,000 doses of the vaccine against covid-19 donated by India, which it will use to complete the immunization...

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.