Traffic police make plans for last-minute vacationers

schooldays020614Traffic police are enforcing holiday restrictions Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 9 p.m. in anticipation of vacationists trying to get back to the city.

Public school starts Monday, and police said they figure that plenty of families will try to squeeze in a run to the mountains or the beach this weekend.

The Policía de Tránsito is prohibiting vehicles over six tons from key highways during that time. The highways include the Bernardo Soto, the General Cañas, the Florencio del Castillo and the Braulio Carrillo.

The restrictions only include lanes leading to San José.

Violations of this regulation will cost a truck driver  51,249.10 colons, about $100.

Traffic police as well as the Fuerza Pública will be on duty at some 81 schools Monday for the opening day. This is an annual ritual that usually reduces accidents involving children.

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