A bald tire like in the photo will not pass the Riteve vehicular inspection. So what is a driver to do? In Costa Rica there is always the option of renting for a few hours to pass the inspection, then…
QCOSTARICA – Renting tires to pass the vehicular inspection has become more common, to the point where the Riteve vehicular inspection service has noted a concern in its 2015 report to transport authorities.
In the report, Riteve says it has detected that on numerous occasions drivers change the tires of their vehicle, with rented tires, so as not to fail the inspection.  See also Drivers Cheat Riteve To Pass Vehicular Inspection
Following this, the Consejo de Seguridad Vial (Cosevi) – Roads Safety Council – has made the decision

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