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Riteve wants to hike the price of mandatory car inspections by 200 percent

If Riteve, the private company responsible for mandatory vehicle inspections in Costa Rica, gets its way, you might be paying 205 percent more for your car inspection next year.

Nearly one-quarter of car owners fail to pay marchamo on time

The National Insurance Institute (INS) at noon Wednesday closed collection at their facilities of the year-end auto registration fee and mandatory vehicle circulation permits, known as marchamos, and reported that some 78.9 percent of motorists made the payment on time.

Costa Rican transit officials say higher fines in 2015 will help reduce roadway accidents

The highest traffic fine – Class A – will increase from ₡293,000 ($553) to ₡306,000 ($578), the Public Works and Transport Ministry's Traffic Department reported. Class A fines include driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with an expired license.

Regulatory agency rejects increase in vehicle inspection rates

The cost of mandatory technical vehicle inspections in Costa Rica will remain unchanged for the next 12 months, as the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) on Tuesday evening rejected a rates-hike request of up to 202 percent, depending on the type of vehicle.

Mandatory vehicle inspection agency seeks up to 200 percent increase in prices

RITEVE says vehicle inspection rates haven't increased in 10 years, and blames the Public Works and Transport Ministry for failing to issue a methodology to calculate them.

Insurance Institute begins collecting marchamo payments this week

The National Insurance Institute begins collecting payments today for mandatory vehicle circulation permits, known as marchamos, from an estimated 1.2 million auto owners across the country. The deadline to pay the marchamo is Dec. 31.

No more mandatory email registration for drivers, Constitutional Chamber rules

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, this week ruled unconstitutional several articles of Costa Rica's Traffic Law that obligate motorists to register an email address in order to receive notifications of fines and other information from the Roadway Safety Council.

Traffic Police issue 225 fines to motorists for not paying marchamo

Motorcycle owners are the most reluctant to pay, according to a Dec. 30 report.

Tico motorists to pay 12 percent more for vehicle circulation permits

The deadline to pay the mandatory permit, or marchamo, is Dec. 31.

190,000 motorists fail to pay marchamo on time

Fine for paying late is ₡47,000 ($94).

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