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How much is the fine to “vinear” in Costa Rica?

Between January 1 and October 31 this year, 36 drivers were fined for the “efecto mirón” (rubbernecking) in crashes on the Costa Rican roads. This practice, also called "vinear" in Costa Rica, reproached by many and backed by others, is sanctioned under the Ley de...

Miracle On The Boulevard de Rohrmoser

A lone driver lost control this early Friday morning, minutes before 9:00 am, in Rohrmoser, in front of the Garden Inn Hilton hotel, west of the Estadio Nacional. Apparently, the driver could not negotiate the curve at the section of the road, lost control, hit...

Crash leaves one dead and six injured in Liberia (Photos)

Saturday afternoon, a crash between a bus and avehicle resulted inone dead and six injured in Liberia, Guanacaste. The crash occurred at 4:30 p.m. in the vicinity of the brewery, in the sector of the Americas, before arriving in Liberia. Due to the impact, the driver...

Nature Air Admits US$1.6 million Debt After Fatal Crash and Suspension

Nature Air, the troubled airline that this week was officially grounded by aviation authorities, blames the same body, the Dirección General de Aviación Civil (DGAC), for the difficulties it faces to refinance its operations and attract new investors. The company estimates that the inability to...

Traffic Police and OIJ Advocate Removal Of Bodies Without Presence of a Judge

The Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ), the Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) and a former criminal judge advocate that the removal of bodies in traffic accidents be carried out without the presence of a judge. The discussion gained strength after less than a month two traffic...

Traffic Accident Leaves 2 Dead On Ruta 27 on Christmas Day

A crash between an SUV and a motorcycle left two dead on Christmas Day on the Ruta 27. According to Mario Vargas, of the Policia de Transito (Traffic Police), apparently, the driver of the Land Rover sports utility vehicle tried to make a u-turn when...

Sad Christmas! Early Tuesday Morning Accident Claims Lives Of Four

The longed-for Christmas shopping trip of three friends from Tibas and La Uruca ended in tragedy Tuesday morning, in a fiery head-on collision near Quepos. In the other vehicle, a woman, 7 months pregnant, traveling as a passenger, died later in hospital, at the Hospital...

Speeding and Torrential Rains May Have Been Cause For Sunday’s Five Fatality Crash

A combinaton of speed and torrential rains may be the cause of the crash on Sunday, on the Ruta 27, that claimed the lives of five and sent four others to the hospital. The Policia de Transito and the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) -...

Two Women Dead, Five Others Injured In Eearly Morning Traffic Accident

(QCOSTARICA) Two women lost their lives this morning and five others, travelling in the same vehicle, are in hospital when the driver lost control, slammed into a concrete abutment and flipped on its side in the early hours of Friday morning. The crash occurred minutes...

Costa Rica Railway to Buy Trains for US$30 million

QCR - Although the funds are not yet available, nor is there legislative authority to borrow, the Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles (Incofer) - the Costa Rica's railway - has announced that it intends to purcahse 8 trains. The purchase would be made with in Europe...

Having An Accident Without Marchamo Can Cost Millions

The theory is that every vehicle circulating our streets is covered by insurance, if only the minimum, the Seguro Obligatorio de Automóviles (Compulsory Insurance) that is part of the circulation permit or Marchamo paid yearly. Realted: Traffic Police Attends 10 Accidents Per Hour According to Article...

BREAKING: Pavas Trains Crash Head On, 80 Injured

QCOSTARICA - Two commuter trains travelling on the single track in the area of Sabana Sur, collided head on, sending more than 80 people to hospital. At least three were taken to hospital in "serious" condition, according to the Cruz Roja (Red Cross) responding to...

Buzzard Crashes Into Helicopter Nearly Causing Tragedy

QCOSTARICA - In an incredible accident, a buzzard (zopilote in Spanish) crashed into the front of helicopter in flight to Puntarenas for a medical transport, nearly causing a tragedy. The helicopter was en route to Santa Teresa de Cobano, in Puntarenas, to pick up a...

30 Injured in Friday Afternoon Bus – Train Crash

QCOSTARIC A- A collision between a bus and the commuter train around 3:30pm Friday left 30 people injured, a number requiring hospitalization. The crash occurred in Barrio Cuba, in the area of the Numar plant, the scene of numerous crashes involving the train. The train...

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