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Protesting motorcyclists cause traffic chaos

Like death and taxes, insurance price increases are inevitable.

INSIDECOSTARICA reports:

Traffic in parts of San José was a complete mess, more than the usual, as caravans of taxis and motorcyclists joined in protest. Some 3.000 motorcyclists, according to estimates of the Asociación Nacional de Empleados Públicos y Privados (ANEP).

Motorcyclists argue that they are being asked to pay 50% more over last year, the group with the single largest increase to the mandatory insurance portion of the Marchamo - vehicular circulation permit.

Eduardo Fernandez, head of the Instituto Nacional de Seguros (INS0) solidarity insurance, said the state insurer has grounds to justify the increase and it is impracticable to reduce it.

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