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 director of the Policia de Transito, German Marín, explained, “It is a date on which traffic in the capital is significantly reduced, so there is no need to apply the restrictions, but the most important thing is to facilitate this encounter between mothers, aunts or grandmothers with the rest of their families.”
The vehicular restrictions of San Jose are applied weekdays from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm, on Mondays for vehicles with license plates ending in 1 and 2, on Tuesdays 3 and 4, on Wednesday 5 and 6, on Thursdays 7 and 8, and on Fridays 9 and 0.
The restrictions do not apply on weekends, plublic holidays and special days/dates announced by transit authorities, ie mid-year vacations, Semana Santa and end of year holidays.
The fine for violating the restrictions is ¢22,859 colones.