Friday, June 27, 2008

Transit police tickets about 1000 drivers for breaking new driving restrictions

National newspapers reported that during the first day of the new vehicular restrictions in and around San Jose the Transit Police issued about 1.000 tickets to drivers who decided to ignore the media campaign and took their chances.

Vehicles can trasit the Circunvalacion, the route that runs around San Jose, and La Uruca but they cannot get off to enter San Jose, where transit police is waiting with their ticket pad in hand.

Vehicles with plates ending with a 1 or 2 are restricted on Monday, those with a 3 or 4 on Tuesday, 5 and 6 on Wednesday, and 7 or 8 on Thursday. The fine for violating the restriction is ¢5.000 ($9.66).

Traffic was reported to be much lighter in many parts of the city during both morning and afternoon rush hours according to the electronic daily Inside Costa Rica.

According to the Tico Times the peak hour restrictions are being enforced on the Circunvalacion and everything inside it.

The restrictions today will apply from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m to vehicles with license plates ending in 9 and 0.

The only vehicles that are not restricted are motorcyles, buses, taxis, handicapped vehicles and of course emergency vehicles, like police, fire and ambulance.

1 comment:

Connie said...

Thank you Uri for visiting my blog Dirty Footprints. It is a great pleasure to list you as one of my favorite blogs. My sweetheart is Tico and we check your blog daily--one of the best ways to keep up with Tico happenings...other than phone calls home, of course! We are planning to move back to Costa Rica in five years and build an earthbag home. Hopefully our paths will cross again. Peace & Love. Pura Vida!!!

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