Two mobile units, specially designed to carry out technical inspections on the road, are the new tools that the Dirección General de Trásnsito will have from now on to perform these controls.
The objective of this initiative is to improve road safety and the reduction of polluting emissions, but in addition to this, they can avoid the possible existence of unfair competition in road transport, thus contributing to safe and sustainable mobility. It will be carried out under the prioritization framework established by the National Transportation Plan as a public policy of the central government and as an action that aims to reduce environmental pollution and the number of deaths due to road traffic accidents.
The Vice Minister of Transportation, Eduardo Brenes, stated that this contribution from Riteve allow the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes, to continue promoting the road safety programs, through the Traffic Police and the Consejo de Seguridad Vial, related to the prevention of accidents and accident rates in serious cases, mainly.
Riteve has purchased and equipped these units both with the machines and tools and with the necessary human resources for these tasks, and they put them at the disposal of the Traffic Police through an agreement.
“Riteve has a high commitment of social responsibility to the country and after knowing the authorities’ need to have this resource, Riteve spared no effort to import, equip and put it into operation for the safety of all Costa Ricans,” commented Jennifer Hidalgo, Chief of Communication and Social Responsibility.
Road inspections will be carried out randomly to any vehicle that circulates on the public roads of the country, regardless of whether it is registered in Costa Rica or not. It will mainly consist in verifying that the vehicle meets the existing regulations in the country in vehicular matter by inspecting them visually or mechanized.
“It is important to highlight that these units are going to collaborate with us in the work we do on our public roads every day. The officers, assisted with one of these units, will be on the road checking both the national and cantonal routes. The importance of the technical inspection is not only for road safety, but also to prevent traffic accidents and, in cooperation with the citizenship, to reduce the accident problem that we have been facing in the last decade. With this new team, we want to be able to have more controls along with the technical inspection partners that will be supporting us” commented German Marín, General Director of the Traffic Police.
The Vehicular Technical Inspection (VTI), is part of a regime designed to ensure that vehicles traveling on public roads in Costa Rica do so in optimal conditions from the point of view of road safety and environmental protection.
In the Article 24 of the Law 9078, LEY DE TRÁNSITO POR VÍAS PÚBLICAS TERRESTRES Y SEGURIDAD VIAL, it is included; besides the periodic technical inspection, the possibility of carrying out in any public road and as part of the usual work of the Traffic Police a complementary technical inspection at any time. “Talking about safe and sustainable road safety represents a challenge countrywide. It includes a greater involvement from each one of us, understanding that the responsible use of our vehicles is not limited to a single annual inspection. These units of inspection on foot facilitate to ensure a better vehicle state of our fleet, always aiming to create constant improvements that allow us to change paradigms and our actions regardless of the role we play, whether being drivers, companions in a vehicle or even as pedestrians” added Edwin Herrera, Executive Director of Cosevi.