Don’t take the title of this article too seriously but there is some truth to it.
According to Article 104 of Costa Rica’s traffic laws, it is perfectly legal to run a red light between 10 pm and 5 am. However, you will not be given a ticket for this infraction.
But you cannot speed through an intersection when the light is red without slowing down. A driver first must stop and make sure other vehicles that have a green light and right of way are not coming.
Pedestrians also continue to have the right of way when the light is red. So you need to look out for them, too.
Furthermore, if you come to an intersection with a sign that says, “No right turns on a red light” (prohibido virar a la derecha en rojo) and you turn to the right, you will not only get a ticket but a $380 dollar fine and lose four points from your license.
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