That traffic police actually are issuing tickets for illegal parking might surprise expats, particularly those in the metro area.
But it is true, according to statistics released Monday by Mario Calderón, director of the Policía de Tránsito. He said that in the first eight months of the year, his officers issued 9,873 tickets for illegal parking.
The fine for this offense is 51,249.10 colons or about $97.
The traffic police director also said that residents who are upset by badly parked vehicles should call 911 and report the fact because his officers cannot patrol each street.