License plate prohibition suspended for vacation

Motorists are getting a break during the mid-year vacation because the license plate prohibition will not be enforced in the metro area.

This is the law that limits a motorist to four of five weekdays depending on the final digit of the license plate. The idea is to reduce congestion in the capital. The area extends from La Uruca to San Pedro and from the Circunvalación north to Calle Blanco.

When there is a vacation or legal holiday, officials suspend the rule because congestion probably will not be a problem.

The prohibition will continue in effect for the rest of this week. It will resume July 15, the Monday after the end of the school vacation.

The fine for driving in the capital on a day proscribed by the last digit of the license plate is 20,000 colons, about $40.

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