Traffic Fines in Panama

The traffic fines here were recently updated.  It’s interesting to know where they put the priorities.

  • Driving while intoxicated – Loss of driver’s license
  • Driving with alcohol on the breath – $150
  • Running a red light – $100  (Interesting note:  Volcan has no traffic lights, neither does Boquete or Concepcion.  David, second largest city in the country, has 4, possibly 5.)
  • Driving while talking on phone – $75
  • Driving w/o seatbelt fastened – $75
  • Driving on shoulder – $50
  • Speeding – $50 (Interesting note:  Everyone, but everyone, speeds here yet I’ve never seen nor heard of anyone getting a ticket.)


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