November 1st, 2012 (InsideCostaRica.com) The 86th section of Costa Rica’s new traffic law allows all drivers with a B1 (passenger vehicle) license to drive motorcycles of up to 125 cc and ATVs of up to 500 cc on non-primary streets.
The director of Road Education, Hugo Jimenez, was not pleased with the new rule, and said that he will work towards resolving this as soon as possible.
First responders from the Red Cross and drivers in general also say they are quite concerned with the new measure.
For the time being, the National Insurance Institute (INS), does not know how it would modify the policies of drivers insured with the institution, and how it is going to manage the changes in the law.
As of September 2012, 69 motorcycle drivers have died on the Costa Rica’s roadways.
According to statistical experts, the year will close with a 10% increase in motorcycle driver deaths in comparison to last year.