Tuesday 31 January 2023

Traffic police prepares for increased road incidents due to rainy season

They ask to respect the rules of the road and slow down in rainy weather

Paying the bills

Latest

Costa Rica’s US$160mn Circunvalación Norte

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica opened part of San José’s...

How to Choose a Smartphone by Brand, Carrier or Features

Choosing a new smartphone for yourself can be a...

The long weekends in Costa Rica in 2023

QCOSTARICA - In 2023 there will be seven long...

Summer vacations almost over: return to classes is on Feb 6

QCOSTARICA - Next Monday, February 6, the 2023 school...

Costa Rica has the highest minimum wage in Latin America

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica has the highest minimum wage...

Nicaragua has recovered due to exports and remittances

Q24N (EFE) The Nicaraguan economy has recovered in the...

New cases of Covid-19 in Costa Rica on the decrease

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health reported a decrease...

Dollar Exchange

¢552.80 Buy

¢559.31 Sell

28 January 2023 - At The Banks - BCCR

Paying the bills

Share

QCOSTARICA – The rainy season is upon us. Well almost. In the next couple of weeks, the Central Valley, the most populous area of the country, will officially enter the rainy season.

And with that, it brings more “road incidents”.

- Advertisement -

For that reason, the Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) is preparing for a busy period of adjustment, providing a series of recommendations to drivers ahead of the start of the rainy season.

Among the messages by the Policia de Transito is a reminder to drivers that pedestrians have priority on the road. Although they have priority, pedestrians are recommended to wear light-colored and reflective (at night) clothing for enhanced visibility.

Alberto Barquero, chief of the traffic police, recommended that drivers slow down, turn on the lights if the weather conditions warrant it, and motorcyclists, avoid going over manhole and sewer grate covers.

The rainy season increased incidents due to lack of visibility and drivers not slowing down, especially on wet roads.

In addition, this is the first rainy season, after two years of vehicular restrictions due to the pandemic, resulting in an exponential increase of vehicles on the roads in the past couple of months and with that “incidents”.

According to data from the Policia de Transito and Ministry of Transport, for the first time since 2001, for the first quarter of the year, there have been more than 40 deaths per month – that is more than one a day –  for a total of 145 road deaths so far this year.

- Advertisement -

This number is only of the deaths occurring on scene.

In most cases, the major cause of the fatal incidents is reckless driving.

 

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Avatar photo
Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Circulating with an unpaid Marchamo can be costly!

QCOSTARICA - Did you pay your 2023 Marchamo on time, that...

Fines for not paying the Marchamo apply as of this Sunday

QCOSTARICA - For all intents and purposes, today, December 30, is...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.