Riteve requests an increase before Aresep in the cost for vehicular inspections. If the request is approved, light vehicles will pay ₡15,927 instead of ₡15,532, with the value added tax included.
This increase of 2.54% would be applied as of January to vehicles under 3.5 tons. Those over that weight would pay ₡29,972, an increase of ₡520 more than this year. Motorcycles would increase from ₡10,232 to ₡10,492 and the cost for taxis would go from ₡16,758 to ₡17,183.
There were 11 years without increases in the cost of the technical vehicle review, despite repeated requests to Aresep. Then, in May 2017, phased rises started. Then the tariff gap was reduced in order to prevent road accidents due to lack of maintenance. In the first half of the year, 130,047 vehicles that were supposed to be inspected were not and another 14,075 failed the inspection.