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Road Deaths Fall to Lowest In 7 Years Due to Sanitary Vehicle Restriction

QCOSTARICA - The year in which the Covid-19 pandemic forced Costa Ricans to transform their mobility habits saw the fewest deaths on the roadS in the last seven years. At the end of 2020, 300 people died at the scene of a traffic accident,...

Transitos save Uber driver from assailants

QCOSTARICA - Transitos (traffic officials) Gustavo Ordóñez and Daniel Picado became guardian angels of Ronny Picado Hernández an Uber driver, rescued from two alleged assailants who had a gun at him inside his car. “When I saw those policemen on the road it was like...

Traffic official detained for asking a ¢35,000 bribe

QCOSTARICA - A traffic official was arrested on suspicion of charging a driver ¢35,000 in exchange for not fining him a ticket. The arrest was made by agents of the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) on Wednesday in the Traffic Police delegation, in Zapote, San...

The Vehicle Restrictions for January

QCOSTARICA - Drivers are reminded that starting today, January 1, that there is a change in the vehicle restrictions and the Marchamo 2021 (circulation) permit sticker should be on the windshield, to avoid fines and possible seizure of license plate and/or vehicle. Marchamo The 2021 Marchamo...

Increase in vehicular flow and rise in road deaths worries the Traffic Police

QCOSTARICA - The increase in vehicle traffic and the rise in the number of road deaths, typical of the month of December, has the director of the Traffic Police, Germán Marín, concerned especially in the current pandemic situation. According to Marín, so far this month...

If you carry 3 people in your car, you can drive during San Jose restriction without being sanctioned

A driver will not be sanctioned during the vehicular restriction day for the vehicle if carrying at least 4 people (including the driver). Construction and back to classes next week are expected to add to San Jose’s nightmare traffic conditions Facing growing congestion in the San...

Naivety could complicate collecting damage from the guilty in car crashes

You get into a mishap while driving. It happens to even the best of drivers. It's not your fault, it was the other driver. You have an open and shut case. Ah. but you are in Costa Rica. "I have the case won." That is...

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...

The Ministry Nincompoops (MOPT) Do It Again!

Rico's TICO BULL - If you weren't aware, as many, this morning on the east of the La Sabana park there were two major intersection changes in effect, but despite the announcements last week, neither drivers nor the Ministry of Transport was ready. One of...

Santa Cruz Transito Director And Official Arrested For Soliciting Bribe From Foreigner Driver

The regional director and a transito (traffic official) of the Policia de Transito delegation in Santa Cruz, in Guanacaste, were arrested on Friday, for allegedly soliciting a bribe from foreigner driver who had drank some "tamarindos", the local slang for alcoholic drinks. The woman says...

Last Day For The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week San Jose (MBFWSJ) 2017 Event

If you are a fashion enthusiast, today is the last day of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week San Jose (#MBFWSJ2017) event taking place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Escazu. Click here for the  Custo Barcelona and Jennifer Lang collections. The event is considered the most important event...

Traffic Lights In Costa Rica Explained

From at #trendeiditoas Facebook we get the traffic light system in Costa Rica explained. On the left is what drivers in other countries (other than Costa Rica) understand the signals mean: Red = stop Yellow = caution Green = proceed In Costa Rica, however, this is...

A Good Day To Stay Put. Or Walk.

Q COSTA RICA  / If you think traffic congestion in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) was bad, you weren't out this morning, the first weekday of traffic with the 'platina' closures - the closing of the two Alajuela - San Jose bound lanes on...

QTOONS: The “Perfect” Vehicle For Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA -The creative minds at Crhoy.com bring us the "perfect" vehicle that should be at Expomovil for the ever increasing traffic congestion of the greater metropolitan area of San Jose (GAM). Today, it can take 20 minutes on the Ruta 27 from Santa Ana to...

Traffic Accidents Kill over 600 in Cuba this Year

TODAY CUBA (ACN) Traffic accidents continued to claim lives in Cuba with a total of 615 by the end of October, an average of eight fatal victims in every 10 accidents, according to the Cuban Interior Ministry. The accidents occurred this year resulted in 6...

Inside Traffic Group, The Little-known Company At The Heart of the FIFA Corruption

(Via SFGate.com) FIFA has been the subject of most headlines over the past couple of days surrounding corruption in the football world going back decades, but much of the indictment brought by the US Department of Justice (which you can read in full here...

Traffic Congestion Began An Hour Earlier Today!

Today,  some 55.000 public sector employees started their day with their new hours, showing up at work at 7am instead of 8am.  Local television news Telenoticias gave us this morning a sneak preview of what will be for sometime, rather than diminishing, traffic congestion...

The “Politics” Of The Circunvalación

The high command of the Ministry of Public Works (MOPT) and the highway agency CONAVI have decided to  ignore the advice of their own expert engineers and two outside bodies that merely replacing the culverts under the road is inadequate, reported La Nacion Friday. The...

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