The Riteve Company published this week the report on Vehicle Technical Inspection (RTV) corresponding to the 1 semester of the year
The vehicles convened for this period were individuals with license plates ending in 1 through 6, in addition to all public transport and all transport of hazardous substances.
The report indicates that 57% of those who performed RTV in the first six months of the year approved it from the first inspection, being motorcycles with the highest rate of approvals (71%), while the semi trucks have the lowest rate of approvals in that first attempt ( 27%).
Among those who had some rejections, the excess of polluting emissions was the first cause in this period, after this defect was detected 112,749 times. The second cause of rejection was the wear of the tires detected 54,485 times, while the brake imbalance completes this top 3 with a record of 42,112 defects applied.
Regarding the minor faults, which are not even a cause of rejection, are of great importance to prevent future serious faults, the most common were oil loss, transmission leaks and abnormal tire wear.
“It is important to emphasize the importance of preventive maintenance throughout the year and to have RTV on time. If these two points are met, not only rejection is avoided, but also the useful life of the vehicle and its parts is extended, as well as saving a lot of money on repairs that are done too late” said Jennifer Hidalgo, Deputy Manager of Communication and Riteve Social Responsibility.
On the other hand, from the vehicles that had to renew their RTV in this first half of the year, 130,047 did not do it. Most of them (115,990) did not even approach the Riteve stations, while 14,075 did try but at the end of the report on June 30th they had failed to approve.
The figure reflects a slight decrease with respect to the number of vehicles left behind in the first half of 2018 when 139,103 were registered.
Regarding vehicles without current RTV, the General Director of the Traffic Police, German Marín, said that RTV should not be seen only as an annual obligation, but rather as a tool that gives the certainty that the vehicle is in optimal conditions to travel safely and of course to prevent traffic accidents. Furthermore, the Traffic Police maintains a constant effort both to control those who travel without this inspection, as well as to carry out road checks to verify that all comply with basic safety conditions. “We continue making efforts on the road to check on public roads that these cars are up to date and they are respecting the rules, but above all, making aware that by worrying about having the vehicle in optimal conditions, not only is the law fulfilled, but we also protect ourselves and save the integrity of our family and emotional nucleus, third parties and ourselves” said Marín.
For the month of July, the license plates ending in 7 for private vehicles and 1 and 6 for Public Transportation and Transportation of Hazardous Substances are convened.