Traffic police are cracking down hard on motorists who block the flow at intersections.
Transport workers have been marking yellow lines at nine key intersections, and the Policía de Tránsito are calling these zonescajas amarillas or “yellow boxes.”
So far 45 motorists have been ticketed for being inside the yellow boxes and blocking traffic from their right or left.
The fines are 49,000 colons, about $90.
Vehicles blocking the lane when a traffic signal changes are a main reason for jams in the metro area. A big violator are buses, which can block an entire street due to their size.