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Caja-INS Agreement says goodbye to the ¢6 million SOA barrier

QCOSTARICA - Those injured in traffic accidents will no longer be moved from the Instituto Nacional de Seguros (INS) - National Insurance Institute - care to the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) when they reach the top of the ¢6 million colones of...

Don’t blame drivers but the infrastructure for most road deaths In Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Not respecting the double yellow line, invading oncoming traffic due to whatever reason, such as making a left turn or overtaking, are two common recklessness ending in death on Costa Rica's roads. According to data from the Consejo de Seguridad Vial (Cosevi) -Road...

70% of traffic accidents could be solved with simple agreements between the parties

Although there is a regulation that allows the parties involved in a minor accident to mediate at the scene and move the vehicles, or even require a transito (traffic) official to be on the scene, few do so according to the head of the...

793 Traffic Accidents and 10 Dead In First Week of Mid-Year School Break

The first week of mid-year school break resulted in numerous traffic accidents, injuries and ten deaths in total. One of the accidents that sent nine people to hospital, several in delicate condition, occurred on the Ruta 27, near Atenas. According to the Cruz Roja (Red Cross)...

3 People On Average Die On The Road Every Day in Costa Rica

Every day an average of 3 people die in traffic accidents, indicates the results of an analysis by the Comité de Medicina de Tránsito del Colegio, using the data of the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC) of the last 17 years. In the...

Nine Die In Weekend Violence

The weekend to the start of Semana Santa wasn't what at least nine had expected, three of which lost their lives in traffic accidents, four deaths were due to homicides, and two died in fires. In two of the traffic deaths, motorcycles were involved. The...

It’s Time For A Change In Dealing With Traffic Accidents With Fatalities

TICO BULL by Rico - It's time Costa Rica's traffic police and/or the OIJ is allowed to come out of the dark ages when it comes to responding to the scene of a traffic crash involving a fatality. As it stands now a judge has...

Yet Another Early Morning Crash Causes Traffic Chaos In The GAM

For the second this week, on consecutive days, traffic in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) also called the Central Valley, got complicated due to early morning traffic accidents. Thursday morning, near the Cariari, the driver of a passenger vehicle lost control, slamming into the concrete...

Every 12 Minutes The Caja Attends To A Traffic Related Injury

Recklessness is the foremost cause of traffic accidents in the country, with numbers rising in recent years. On average, every 12 minutes, state medical centers receive someone injured in a traffic accident. The Caja Costarrisence de Seguro Social (CCSS), in 2017, attended to 43,987 patients with...

On average, 2.5 People Die Every Day In Nicaragua In Traffic Accidents

On average, 2.5 people die every day due to traffic accidentsTODAY NICARAGUA, Managua- A total of 31 people were killed in traffic accidents during the first 11 days of 2017, said vice-president of Nicaragua, Rosario Murillo. Of the deceased, 22 were men and nine women...

One Third Of Traffic Fatalities In Costa Rica Involve Alcohol

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - One third of the traffic fatalities are due to the consumption of alcohol, an increase over the last decade when in 2004 the rate was only one quarter. This according to data released Wednesday by the Instituto sobre Alcoholismo y...

Drivers Have Lost The Fear Of Death: Traffic Police Chief

QCOSTARICA - Reckless driving is the main cause of fatal road accidents in Costa Rica says the director of the Policia de Transito (Traffic Police), Mario Calderon. The police chief says that drivers have lost their fear of death, and thus leads to casualties on...

Road Accidents Take Lives And Leave Many Injured

QCOSTARICA - The Policia de Transito (traffic police) and the Cruz Roja (Red Cross) have been busy the last couple of days, attending a series of traffic accidents, like the one between a bus and a passenger vehicle, on Saturday, in Guadalupe. Officials report seven...

Traffic Accidents in San José Increase 70% When It Rains

The number of daily traffic accidents in San José increase up to 70% on days that it rains, compared to other days when it does not. According to figures by the Policia de Transito (Traffic Police), the average number of collisions daily in San José...

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