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Driver arrested and to be prosecuted for driving at 151 km/h

(QCOSTARICA) While most of us are focused on the vehicular restrictions, what day we can and cannot drive, some are more focused on getting to and from somewhere as fast as they can (speeding). In Costa Rica, driving up to 150 km/h (93 mph) comes...

Vehicle restriction triggers the “fast and furious” on the roads

(QCOSTARICA) The daily pre-pandemic traffic congestion curbed many of the "fast and furious" on the roads, but due to the vehicular restrictions and empty streets, the Policia de Transito (traffic police) report an increase in fines for drivers disrespecting speed limits. Transito assumes that with...

Traffic Cams Are Coming: Know the fines that will apply

Soon, “jugársela” (beating the system) on the road such with actions as not stopping for a red light, circulating in the restricted area or use the exclusive bus lanes will land you with a traffic ticket thanks to a series of traffic cams that...

Speeding: From A Cop’s Perspective

Speeding kills. We all speed. That is why the Policia de Transito (traffic police) use their photo radar unit to catch speeding drivers. This photo by the Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Publicas (MOPT), gives us a glimpse from a transito's (cop's) perspective of a...

Are The Traffic Cameras Coming Back? When?

The recklessness of many drivers will never end. That is a truth that transit officials in the country know well. And despite their attempts in the past, the lack of proper resources - sufficient traffic officials (police) on the roads, among others - means...

741 ‘Transitos’ Will Keep The Roads Safe During Semana Santa

With at least 100 control operations, the Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) intends to keep the roads across the country safe this Semana Santa. According to the director of the Policia de Transito, German Marin, 741 officers (Transitos) will be working around the clock, divided...

This has to stop. Enough already!

Rico's TICO BULL - The lack of respect and high speed results every day on our roads deaths and injuries. I won't even mention the high cost of damage to the vehicles involved and all of us who caught in the traffic nightmare that...

293 people have died in traffic accidents so far this year

The death toll continues rising. So far this year, 293 people have lost their lives in traffic accidents. A worrisome figure for transit authorities because up to Monday, August 27, the number of deaths so far this month reached 37 deaths, seven more than...

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) -...

Costly Fines Insufficient To Lower Deaths On Costa Rica’s Roads

QCOSTARICA - Improper passing, speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs continue to be the main cause of fatal traffic accidents in Costa Rica. What is clear to authorities is that the severe fines introduced in the reforms of the Ley de...

More Drunk and Reckless Drivers This Semana Santa

QCOSTARICA - Despite the strong campaign of the last several years against drinking and driving, the Policia de Tránsito (traffic police) report more drunk drivers for this Semana Santa (Easter Week). Mario Calderon, director of the traffic police force, said that compared to last year,...

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