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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...

Map specifies prohibited routes for cyclists

(QCOSTARICA) It's the weekend and weather permitting, a great time for cycling. But riders are asked not to forget that were are still in a pandemic and social distancing is among the measures that prevents the spread of the COVID-19. In recent weeks, many cyclists...

MOPT recognizes that the vehicle restrictions is a business for the government

The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) recognizes that vehicle restriction has become a business for the government. "Although the health restriction is intended to reduce the number of people out on the street, unless they really have to be out, it is a...

Despite the restrictions, every day almost 200 drivers are fined for violating

(QCOSTARICA) By now you would think that every driver in Costa Rica is aware of the nationwide vehicular restrictions, the times and the day or days they can or cannot drive their vehicle. But that is not the case. Every day almost 200 drivers end...

Even if you have a vehicle restriction, you can take your car to Riteve

Good news for those who have a  Riteve appointment in the coming days and it falls on the day of your vehicular restriction. The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Transport signed an agreement so that drivers can get to their appointment and not...

Alarming. 616 drivers fined between Saturday and Sunday for violating vehicle restriction

A total of 616 drivers were fined Saturday night, from 8 pm and 5 am this Sunday for violating the vehicular restriction; 16 of them were under the influence - drunk. The data was provided this morning by the Ministry of Public Security, after carrying...

“People are not paying attention”

The Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) report having issued fines to 212 on the third night of the vehicular restrictions. The majority in the metropolitan area. The restriction is in effect countrywide from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am weeknights and from 8:00 pm to 5:00...

The night vehicular restriction began Tuesday night

It went into effect at 10 pm, and within a few minutes, some 30 drivers had been fined for violating the nationwide vehicular restrictions that will now be part of Costa Rican every day until 5 am. The Policia de Transito (traffic police), backed up...

Starting Tonight, Driving Is Restricted Countrywide. Learn the Rules.

Starting this evening at 10 pm and continuing to 5 am and every day forward during the national emergency, for now until April 12, there is a nationwide vehicular restriction in effect. The fine for violation is ¢22,187 colones, and although the Policia de Transito...

Traffic Police reports a decrease in congestion since the arrival of the Covid-19

The Politica de Transito (Traffic Police) indicate that the congestion decreased in our country since the previous Monday as a result of the Covid-19. In addition, taxi drivers and bus drivers report losses due to poor attendance by people at the Alajuela hospital. See the complete...

A Costly Practice!

Rico's TICO BULL - Vehicle owners who usually pay for Marchamo (annual circulation permit) well in advance usually remove the sticker from the current year for the new one. Recently, the Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) confirmed that doing so, you may be exposed to...

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...

Transito Goes Electric

The Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) has 10 new electric motorcycles to do the different jobs they do on the road. The bikes will allow a savings of ¢57.22 per kilometer in relation to the gasoline-powered. According to the Consejo Nacional de Vialidad (Conavi) - National...

The “Uncommon” Behavior of Drivers and The Traffic Fines

Rico's TICO BULL - It's not unusual while driving in Costa Rica to see some pretty uncommon traffic behavior, that sometimes become more common than not, and don't escape the watchful eyes of the Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) officials and the quick draw...

Vehicular Restriction In San Jose Will NOT Be Applied On Mother’s Day

In order to encourage and facilitate the gathering of families, visiting cemeteries, medical centers, homes for the elderly, restaurants, meeting and recreational places in San Jose, the Traffic Police (Transito) announced it WILL NOT be applying the vehicular restrictions on Mother's Day, August 15. The...

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...

Driver Will Be Fined If Vehicle Fails The Roadside Inspection

Motorcycles, cars, big trucks, anything that moves on the roads of the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) in less than optimal condition will be subject to a roadside inspection and fined is not complying with the minimum standards set by the Ministry of Transport. The Policia...

570 Drivers Walking For Not Having Paid The Marchamo

At 12:01 am January 1, drivers without the respective 2019 Marchamo or circulation permit faced a fine of ¢53,340 colones and/or the seizure of license plates. In less than 72 hours, the Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) reports issuing 570 tickets and confiscation of the...

Costa Rica Gets Tough On Drunk Drivers For The Holiday Season

As we head into the end of year holiday season, the Attorney General's Office (Fiscalía General) and the Transit Police (Policía de Tránsito) united their voices to give a clear and forceful message: they will be relentless against drunk drivers. On Friday, Emilia Navas (Attorney...

Confiscated Plates During Year End Will Mean You’re Walking During The Holidays

Drivers beware, if you get pulled over and your traffic offense is serious enough to warrant the confiscation of license plates, you may be on foot throughout this holiday season. This applies also to illegal parking. This because the Consejo de Seguridad Vial (Cosevi) -...

All Traveling In A Vehicle Must Identify Themselves If Asked By Police, Court Confirms

As reported Tuesday (October 9) afternoon by the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT), the Constitutional Court or Sala IV confirmed that all persons who in vehicles must identify themselves if asked by police. The Sala IV resolution 2018-016698 delivered on Friday, October 5,...

Trains Running, 850 Transitos To Guarantee Free Transit This Monday

Working closely together, the Ministry of Public Security (MSP), Municipal Police forces throughout the country, and the Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) took to the streets shortly after midnight in an operation to guarantee free circulation on national roads today Monday. And possibly for the...

The Policia de Transito At Work

With a worrisome and growing figure of road fatalities, the Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) have stepped up their game: more patrols (including night), spotchecks and radar control, like that pictured below on the Cañas - Liberia portion of the Interamericana Norte (Ruta 1).

‘Craziness’ Detonates Tragedies On The Road

Up to Wednesday, August 22, 32 people lost their lives in traffic accidents, more than one death per day this month. And so far this year, the number of fatalities exceeds 288 people, in on third of the cases, the deceased were between 10...

Traffic Police Intensifies Actions Against UBER

The Government through the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transporte (MOPT) - Ministry of Public Works and Transportation - intensified the operations against UBER drivers throughout the country. After the pressure measures taken by the taxi drivers the previous week where they completely blocked the...

Policia de Transito Gets New Vehicles

The Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) will be debuting 80 new vehicles, 22 of which will be on the road by Semana Santa, when the police forces mounts one of its biggest operations on the nation's roads. The new vehicles will be distributed among the...

Can The Traffic Police Force You To Get Out Of Your Vehicle?

Wednesday morning in Alajuela, apparently a driver was demanded to get out of his vehicle by officials of the Policia de Transito (Traffic Police). As the man refused, he was taken by Transito to the local police station - sitting in his car while...

“Had To Go To The Bathroom” Among The Excuses To Evade Paying For Bad Parking

Faced with a ¢52,000 colones parking ticket and maybe even your license plates confiscated, what would be your reason for trying to get out of paying? Let me first explain, in Costa Rica the process of appealing a traffic ticket is by filing and 'impugnacion',...

Return of Seized Plates For Bad Parking Has Oversatured The Cosevi

The volume of parking violations resulting in the confiscation of license plates has over saturated the ability of the Consejo de Seguridad Vial (Cosevi) to deal with the return in a timely manner, even though it has increased the hours of operations and overtime...

Bad Parking Can Mean More Than Three Days Wait To Recover Seized Plates

Q COSTA RICA - Drivers who have their vehicle license plates confiscated for parking illegally, such as in 'yellow zones', on sidewalks or other prohibited areas, in addition to having to pay the fine, will have to wait at least three days to recover...

Transito Looking For Volunteers In The Absence of Sufficient Officials

Q COSTA RICA - In the face of a lack of sufficient manpower (officials) to patrol the roads has motivated the Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) to open a call for "ad honorem" inspectors. The police body reported having already received about 80 applicants from...

San Jose With No Vehicular Restrictions For Semana Santa

Q COSTA RICA – The vehicular restrictions of San Jose will be suspended for Semana Santa (Easter Week). The Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) will not be monitoring license plate restrictions from Monday, April 10 to Friday, April 14 says the director of the...

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