New Traffic Law Passed
The Costa Rican Legislature recently passed a New Traffic Law No. 8696 (Reforma Parcial a la Ley de Transito por Vias Publicas Terrestres).
Effective immediately the following dispositions of the new law are already in effect.
The balance of the law which provides stiffer monetary fines for traffic violations become effective in November of 2009. The law also creates a license point system whereby a loss of points on your license could result in the loss of driving privileges.
An example of some of the new fines that will be imposed include :
Offense Fine in Points Lost
Colones on License
Disobeying a stop sign 165,000 20
Passing in a Prohibited Area 113,500 25
Making a U Turn 165,000 20
Bribing a Transit Police 227,000 20
Not having your Vehicle Registration 170,000 20
Driver’s Making unlawful stops 227,000 10
Driving Without a License 227,000 –
Not carrying a Drivers License 45,400 –
The Staff at CostaRicaLaw.com