Although traffic jams are highly affecting Costa Ricans, they prefer to buy cars instead of using public transports. To circulate in public areas has become a nightmare due to the increasing presence of vehicles. People are thinking of their comfort but they are not evaluating what could benefit communities the most.
Data from the Ministry of Finance are overwhelming: when compared to the same period last year, from January, 2016 to July, 2016, the arrival of vehicles increased by 20%. 49,026 new and used vehicles arrived in Costa Rica.
According to José Carballo, president of the Cámara Costarricense Automotriz (CCA), it is thought that 55,000 cars will be imported, but due to dollar price increase, imports could decrease.