Thursday 9 December 2021

Little known traffic rules that will cost you

The Ley de Transito is full of obscure sanctionable rules of the road

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QCOSTARICA – There are traffic rules in the Ley de Transito little known by many drivers, however, they are applicable and before you find yourself with a ticket in hand.

  • Cyclists driving on the sidewalk.
  • Parking in preferential spaces, without having a condition for it.
  • Driving without license plates or with less than the mandatory two.
  • For slowing down to observe accidents.
  • Evading tolls.
  • Using sound signals (the horn) without justification.
  • Driving with an expired license or permit (Licenses can be renewed up to 3 months before expiration).
  • Failing to yield to pedestrians.
  • Not keeping a distance of at least 50 meters between heavy trucks.

All the above violations imply a sanction of ¢23,000.

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Source: Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT)

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