Sunday 20 June 2021

In Costa Rica, Not Having A License Doesn’t Stop Drivers

transitomultas-hero
QCOSTARICA – Not having a drivers license (or driving under suspension) did not stop hundreds of Costa Ricans from taking to the roads during Semana Santa.

The Policia de Tránsito (Traffic Police) report issuing 718 tickets – the single largest number of tickets – to drivers behind the wheel without a valid license.

Tránsito director Mario Calderon said the number of tickets issued for this reason alone increased over last year, yet  did not have the figures on hand.

- Advertisement -

Calderon explained that despite the public awareness campaing and the increased number of tránsitos (officials) and patrols during Semana Santa, many risk it in the belief that there aren’t any controls.

In total, 7.949 traffic tickets were issued during the holiday week.

Other infractions included not respecting traffic signals, not wearing a seatbelt and not having the Riteve vehicular inspection, among others.

In addition to the traffic fines, Tránsitos confiscated 256 vehicles and 825 sets of license plates.

- Advertisement -

The confiscation of license plates is an effective method by the traffic officials to get the vehicle off the road, without the laborious and costly task of towing a vehicle if confiscated. A vehicle without its license plates cannot circulate, leaving it up to the driver and/or owner to get it off the road and then the chore of retrieving the plates after payment of all traffic fines.

- 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

Cynthia Ann Telles named new U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Today, U.S. President Joe Biden announced his nomination of...

Simple to request certification of vaccines against covid-19 applied in Costa Rica and abroad

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health issued a new guideline on...

MOST READ

Should the vaccination against covid-19 be opened?

QCOSTARICA - Six months after the start of vaccination against covid-19, will it be time to open the campaign to those who want to...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 15: 3 & 4 CANNOT circulate

Today, Tuesday, June 15, vehicles with plates ending 3 & 4 CANNOT circulate The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm,...

Fifth tropical wave precipitation will be heavier in the north of the country

QCOSTARICA - For this Wednesday, the arrival of the fifth tropical wave of the season is expected, thus reinforcing the rainy activity mainly to...

Diseases, weather and low prices hit the orange sector in Costa Rica

HQ - The appearance of pests and diseases, in particular the 'dragón amarillo' (yellow dragon), the impact of the weather and a sharp drop...

Immigration system failure affected passengers at the San Jose airport Monday

QCOSTARICA -  In yet another system-wide failure in the immigration check-out, passengers looking to leave Costa Rica Monday morning by way of the Juan...

Companies covered up defective asphalt

QCOSTARICA - The judicial file of the Cochinilla Case, on alleged corruption in road works, exposes how three companies would have covered up the...

Nathalie Álvarez Mesén’s feature debut, Clara Sola, ready for the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

Q ENTERTAINMENT (CINEUROPA) Nathalie Álvarez Mesén’s debut feature, Clara Sola, is ready to take part in this year’s Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film...

College of Physicians negotiates donation of a million and a half vaccines against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - This week there could be very good news for the country in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic if the College of...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 18: 9 & 0 CANNOT circulate

Today, Friday, June 18, vehicles with plates ending 9 & 0 CANNOT circulate The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm,...

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.