The Instituto Nacional de Seguros said Friday that 243,833 vehicle owners had paid their 2015 road tax, the marchamo.
The state insurance firm noted that the last day to pay the fee without penalties or a fine is Dec. 31.
However, the closer to the deadline, the longer the lines. The institute estimated that the number that have paid already represent just 19 percent of the motorists who eventually will do so.
In addition to the state insurance firm, payment can be made at most banks and even many contract insurance offices.