Technical Inspection Model of Costa Rica in the Sights of Other Countries

The Workshop of the International Committee of Vehicular Technical Inspection (CITA in Spanish) was taken place in Costa Rica this Thursday, an entity that boosts the implementation of the technical inspection around the world.

Under the motto: “Present and future of the Vehicular Technical Inspection in Central and South America”, dozen of authorities from countries of this region gathered to see first-hand the successful case of the Vehicular Technical Inspection (RTV) that is developed in Costa Rica for 15 years. In addition, countries; that already have this procedure, learned about technological developments in equipment for inspection from experts from regions such as Asia, Europe and North America, as well as studies that ratify more and more the benefits generated by the integral technical inspection.

This workshop, that was organized with the help from the Secretaría de Integración Económica Centroamericana (SIECA), the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT), the Consejo de Seguridad Vial (Cosevi), the Observatorio Iberoamericano de Seguridad Vial (OISEVI) and Riteve, had the official presence of the Vice Minister of Transport, Eduardo Brenes, who highlighted not only the importance of the meeting but also the profile of the leader that Costa Rica represents.

“The attention that we deserve today from the countries of the region, to see if the same model could be applied in their countries, should give us great satisfaction because it means that we have done everything very well,” mentioned Brenes.

From her part Pyubani Williams, director of the Instituto Hondureño de Trasnporte Terreste said: “We are getting to know how this process has been in Costa Rica, the benefits it has brought to its population and how we can gradually implement this in our country. Also, we can see all these positive factors such as the renewal of the fleet and the decrease of accidents. The expectation is to return to Honduras with all these good practices in which obviously Costa Rica is a model to follow.”

During the meeting, commitments were established to maintain a more frequent contact and to exchange information that helps meet the objective of supporting countries that do not have a technical inspection model yet, so that they can gradually take the step.