Some expats might be surprised to learn that there are speed restrictions in the vicinity of Costa Rican schools.
They could be forgiven not knowing this because there are few, if any,signs say ing this.
Still traffic police in what they call a pilot project, have issues 107 traffic ticked to motorists exceeding the 25 kph limit in front of schools.
This is the first time in recent memory that traffic police have been enforcing this rule. And they only have been doing so at eight schools. Two are in San José and the rest are around the country,
For the rest of the month, traffic officers will be concentrating on some 86 schools that are considered to be at risk for speeding vehicles. Speeding fines at schools can range up to 198,000 colons, some $370.