Riteve Presented the Data of the VTI of 2020

The Compliance was Better in the Year of the Pandemic

This week, Riteve released the data of the Vehicular Technical Inspection (VTI) Annual Report of 2020 in which it is stated; among other news, that less vehicles did not have the VTI by the end of year compared to previous periods and the quantity of vehicles that got the VTI approved in the first attempt increased.

By December 31st, 2020, 96.846 vehicles did not have the VTI approved while the figure was of 123.174 on the same date in 2019.

Although the quantity of vehicles that omit this procedure is still worrying, it is important to highlight this decrease and the influence that the big amount of road controls could have had this year,” commented Jennifer Hidalgo, Assistant Manager of Communication and Social Responsibility of Riteve.

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The Tire Campaign Has Accomplished to Avoid 3.140 Tons of CO2

81.908 Tires Have Been Collected.

The continuous campaign of tire collection, that is done in the Riteve stations, made it possible to collect a total of 44.581 tires during 2020, which is the equivalent of more than 790 tons that will no longer represent a hazard to the health and the environment. These tires were co-processed to make alternative fuel which was accomplished to avoid the release of 1.643 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to the environment.

Ever since the campaign started in June of 2018, a total of 81.908 tires have been collected which have avoided approximately 3.140 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions after being managed correctly.

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Riteve and Institutions Release the Campaign ‘Traveling Safe to Classes’

The objective of the campaign “Traveling Safe to Classes” is that parents, teachers, and drivers work together maximizing actions in favor of the little ones who travel by the school bus.

This initiative that Riteve promotes with the help of the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT), the Consejo de Transporte Público (CTP) and the Policía de Tránsito provides a series of tools to the citizens to be aware of the vehicle state in which students travel to their schools.

Through a tutorial either on a video or a downloading diagram, a guide to check visual aspects that are very important to travel safe is facilitated.

The idea with this guide is that parents, teacher and citizens in general go beyond that just hiring a school bus. It is prevailing that we first check that the service offered has all the law requirements and that coordinated routines are stablished with the driver to confirm that basic and important safety elements are in order,” explained Jennifer Hidalgo, Assistant Manager of Communication and SR of Riteve.

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You Can Now Pay the VTI Online and Get Straight to the Inspection

This week, Ritve announced that the online payment is now available. This new alternative allows the users to not only get the appointment online, but also to pay the service in the platform; furthermore, the user gets straight to the inspection area without the need of stop by the reception on the appointment day.

This initiative seeks to give the users fast, safe, and easy options, besides it is appropriated to decrease the risk of the contagion of Covid-19.

We had been working on the online payment for a long time, but it turned out to be urgent with the pandemic of Covid-19; consequently, we expedited the pilot plan that was being developed and we gave green light to the implementation of this measure that we hope would be a benefit for our users. The accessibility of paying online decreases the physical interaction in the process and it also saves time”, explained Jennifer Hidalgo, Assistant Manager of Communication and SR of Riteve.

The platform is available in our web page www.rtv.co.cr for the inspection and the reinspection in all the fixed stations of the country and practically for all types of vehicles. The only requirement for the option to be activated is that the inspection process and billing had been done before. “The only cases that are not included yet in this phase are the vehicles that do the inspection under the modality of the MAG card and the mobile stations. However, both cases could be incorporated in the next phase”, added the spokeswoman.

The procedure is very simple and agile, once the appointment is ready on www.rtv.co.cr, the system itself will offer the option of paying only by filling out the credit or debit card information. If you decide to make the payment, the next step is to get straight to the inspection lines at the hour scheduled with the allowed range of 15 minutes before or after.

If for any reason you do not make the online payment, there is no problem, the appointment is still scheduled, and you must stop by the reception for the conventional billing and payment process.

When doing the process online, what is applied in the user´s card is a floating amount (preauthorization) that is effective as well as the billing when the client gets into the inspection. If the client does not get into the inspection, the system itself releases the amount immediately. The release of the floating amount is reflected in the client´s account in the period stablished in the bank policies.

We are convinced that this new alternative will be a benefit for the users, in terms of time and comfort as well as security”, concluded Hidalgo.

Riteve Gradually Returns to Its Expanded Schedule

Along with the opening scheme dictated by the Health authorities, Riteve also established a plan in which the operation hours are gradually being extended, so that appointments can be provided more quickly for the users, always under the healthy measures.

In this first stage, the hours of operation in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) are gradually extended as follows:

  • For the week of May 18th to May 24th, the schedule will be from Monday to Sunday from 6 am to 7 pm.
  • From Monday 25th, the schedule will be extended from 6 am to 9 pm from Monday to Friday. Saturdays from 6 am to 7 pm and Sundays from 8 am to 4 pm.
  • Temporarily, the periphery stations will keep the schedule from 6 am to 6 pm from Monday to Sunday. (Except Liberia which will be from 6 am to 6 pm Monday to Saturday and the Central Mobile from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday).

These schedule extensions will allow us to offer closer alternatives for users who must do the inspection in this period. It is a double challenge that we have taken in all this time, to continue providing the service for the safety of all but always adhered to all the health regulations in the fight against the spread of Covid-19“,  commented Jennifer Hidalgo, Assistant Manager of Communication and CSR of Riteve.

Subject to the sanitary provisions, the technical inspections are carried out only by appointment, and only one person per vehicle is allowed; except for exceptional cases. It is recommended that the person who does the inspection is the least vulnerable member of the family; also, the way checking the interior of the vehicle has been changed to avoid this contact with the internal parts of the vehicle. Besides, all the measures of distancing and hygiene provided for both the collaborators and the users are followed.

Companies and Institutions Get Together Dengue

“We also win this battle together”

The Riteve company in alliance with the Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía, Ministry of Health, Fundellantas and Ecoins remind the population that; in addition to the Covid-19, there is another battle to face against the Dengue and “we also win this battle together”.

This initiative is part of an ongoing Tire Collection campaign maintained by these institutions since 2018, but this campaign is even more important at a time when Dengue cases increase and the authorities are fighting against Covid-19 at the same time. For this reason, they have given a campaign with messages in different media and social networks.

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Jennifer Hidalgo

Jennifer Hidalgo

Deputy Communication Manager & RSE
Gabriela Monge

Gabriela Monge

Communication Assistant

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