Highway safety agency plans a vigil at downtown plaza

A.M. Costa Rica/Aaron Knapp
This was part of the crowd that gathered Thursday for what judicial spokespersons called a march for dignity and justice. The judiciary workers are protesting a vote in the legislature to stop the reappointment of a supreme court magistrate. Participants dressed in black.
Highway safety agency plans
a vigil at downtown plaza

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The nation’s traffic safety agency plans an unusual remembrance tonight on the Plaza de la Cultura in the heart of San José.

A number of agencies and religious figures will join safety officials to commemorate those who have died this year on the nation’s highways.

The event starts at 6 p.m. and is scheduled to end at 10 p.m.

Fire fighters, physicians, police and even a musical group are scheduled to attend. The purpose is to raise the public consciousness to their obligations as users of the highway, said the Consejo de Seguridad Vial, the organizer.

Mobile phones are far more
than fixed-line devices

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

A demand generated in part by access to the Internet has caused ownership of mobile telephones to reach about 2.1 million in the country, according to data released at the legislature Thursday.

Meanwhile, the fixed-line service provided by the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad has shown a modest increase to something less than 500,000 lines, said the data. In January 2011 there were about 690,000 mobile telephones and about 375,000 fixed lines. That was when private companies began operation here and when the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad began promoting a service that could provide Internet access for small wireless devices.

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