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“Recurso” (Appeal) Filed Against The RTV Roadside Inspections

Not totally unexpected, a citizen filed a 'recurso de amparo' (appeal) against the RTV and the Ministry of Transportation for the mobile inspection units that went into service last week, that perform, at the request of a traffic officer (Transito), a roadside vehicle inspection. The...

Roadside Riteve Inspection Does Not Replace The Annual Inspection

The Ministry of Transport has cleared up doubts of drivers asked by a Policia de Transito official (traffic police office) to submit to a roadside vehicular inspection that began last week on the major roads of the greater metropolitan area of San Jose. Is it...

Driver Will Be Fined If Vehicle Fails The Roadside Inspection

Motorcycles, cars, big trucks, anything that moves on the roads of the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) in less than optimal condition will be subject to a roadside inspection and fined is not complying with the minimum standards set by the Ministry of Transport. The Policia...

Riteve Got More Expensive This Week

After more than a decade without a rate increase, the cost for a vehicle inspection at the Riteve went up this week to ¢13,405 colones, up from ¢12,160, for a vehicle under 3.5 tons. This is the third increase in a year. The first increase...

Marchamo Madness

A few months ago, Costa Rica instituted a new law that people illegally parked could be written a ticket. Up until then, a traffic cop could only issue a ticket to the violator if the driver were actually in the car. Now the driver...

Only In Pura Vida, “Chuzos” Donated By U.S. Embassy Fail Riteve!

From the "that can't be but true" department in the land of Pura Vida, the three "chuzos" donated by the United States to fight crime in Costa Rica hit a roadblock, the Riteve inspection. In a report by La Teja, the three specialized vehicles for...

Closures: Riteve Nov. 10 & 11; U.S. Embassy Nov. 10

Riteve Closed Friday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 11 The vehicular inspection stations, Riteve, will be closed on Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11 for its annual Technical Training. The closure affects all stations across the country. The Riteve said normal operations will resume on...

Could Cars Flooded By Hurricane Harvey End Up In Costa Rica?

TODAY COSTA RICA - Where to used cars in Costa Rica come from? Interesting question, no? Costa Rica does not manufacture cars. Many of the used cars were once a new car import. But many come in as used cars from the United States...

Riteve Inspection Rate Hike Approved

Q COSTA RICA - After 11 years without a rate adjustment, the cost of a the vehicular inspection will go up ¢990 colones this month for all light passenger vehicles  (under 3.5 tons), going from today's ¢9,930 to ¢10,920. This will be the first of...

Having An Accident Without Marchamo Can Cost Millions

The theory is that every vehicle circulating our streets is covered by insurance, if only the minimum, the Seguro Obligatorio de Automóviles (Compulsory Insurance) that is part of the circulation permit or Marchamo paid yearly. Realted: Traffic Police Attends 10 Accidents Per Hour According to Article...

Riteve Says First Inspection Fails Fell For The First Time In 11 Years

(QCOSTARICA) --  Good news from the folks at the Riteve, the vehicular inspection service, who say that for the first time in its 11 year history, the percentage of fails on first inspection declined by 23 percentage points. In 2003, when Riteve began operations and...

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