¢49.000 colones is the fine for illegal parking in Costa Rica.
With every day more and more cars parking anywhere and without respect for the right of way of others, the Policia de Tránsito (traffic police) has begun a series of operatives to fine drivers in the city of San José of who are determined to park their vehicles illegally.
Called “Plan de Descongestionamiento Vial de la capital” (Plan to Decongest the Roads of the Capital City), Tránsito director, German Marín, says “the plan is more than just issuing fines, but to educate drivers.”
According to the director, illegaly parked cars are one of the major problems of congestion in the downtown core of San José and many other communities.
The areas of most attention are the ones with complaints on file.
Part of the plan is for the Ministerio de Obras Públicas to mark off parking and non-parking areas.