January 13th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) An automatic adjustment in traffic fines came into effect on January 9th, with increases for various offenses ranging from ¢1,000 to ¢13,000.
The increases, which equate to 4.82%, are based on the increase of the annual consumer price index.
The fine for “Type A” offenses – considered the most serious – increased from ¢280,000 to ¢293,000. Examples of Type A offenses including driving with an expired license, driving more than 120km/hour, or making an illegal ‘U’ turn.
Type B fines, such as disobeying a traffic signal, increased from ¢189,000 to ¢198,000.
Increases also apply to Type C and D offenses.
A complete list of offenses and their respective fines can be found on the Cosevi web site.