Costa Rica News – If you plan on drinking and driving during the holidays in Costa Rica there is a good chance you will run into one of many alcohol testing checkpoints for drivers set up by the transit police. This can mean either jail time and fines or expensive bribes and payoffs if you get caught.
The MOPT reported this evening that there are 52 checkpoints scheduled for this month, both night and day. In addition, 12 officers will be placed permanently near the Zapote fairgrounds field, between 10 pm and 4 am
Looking out for activities such as the Festival de la Luz, el Tope de San José and the carnival, lighting of trees and facades of public institutions and the Cycling Tour of Costa Rica, they will appoint 764 officers to monitor the roads and carry out operations.
In addition, there will be 118 checkpoints for speeding abuses, especially on routes leading to recreation sites outside the Central Valley.
As of December 25 and during the weekend, the focus will be on American roads as the north and south, the Coast, the route between Limon and Sixaola, and the path between Limon and the Amistad bridge in Guanacaste.
Let’s hope the number of accidents on the Costa Rica roads are limited. the only wish I have is that this is always done instead of just trying to keep the roads safe for high season and the holidays.