The number of deaths of motorcyclists last month (April) was the highest in the last decade. Photo by QCR taken on the Costanera, north of Tarcoles, on the road to Jaco.
QCOSTARICA – Riding a motorcycle in Costa Rica can be deadly. And the numbers prove it: seven out of ten people who died on the country’s roads last month were on a motorcycle.
According to the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) – Ministry of Transport – the number of motorcyclists killed during last April is the highest in the last decade.
In total, 23 of the 32 deaths in traffic accidents in April were driving or were passengers of a motorcycle.
That represents 72% of all deaths on the roads that month.
In December 2015, there 22