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Traffic regulations - Latvia

Officially the Republic of Latvia, is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe, one of the three Baltic states. It is bordered by Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, and Belarus to the southeast, as well as a maritime border to the west alongside Sweden. Latvia has 2,070,371 inhabitants and a territory of 64,589 km2 (24,938 sq mi). The country has a temperate seasonal climate.

Speed limists - Latvia

Inside built-up areas Outside built-up areas Highway 2 separate lanes Other roads Motorway
with trailer
<3,5t
>3,5t
special or camping
>3,5t

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads
with trailer

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads
<3,5t

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads
>3,5t
special or camping

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads
>3,5t

Inside built-up areas

Outside built-up areas

Highway 2 separate lanes

Other roads

Mandatory documents - Latvia

ID
Identity card valid for at least six months or a passport valid for at least 3 months.
AC/OC
Mandatory vehicle insurance - civil liability, it is also recommended to have a card-NHF EHIC, accident insurance, medical expenses with the extension of the clause to cover the costs of medical transportation to the country.

Mandatory vehicle equipment - Latvia

Vest
Mandatory.
First aid kit
Mandatory.
Warning triangle
Mandatory.
Fire extinguisher
Mandatory.
The minimum size of the tread
1.6mm (summer tires); 4mm (winter tires).
Winter tires
Obligation to use winter tires from December 1 to March 1.
Studded tires
Permitted on all wheels from 1 October to 30 April.
Snow chains
Permitted if the layer of snow or ice is on the road.
with trailer
The obligation to have additional exterior mirrors, additional warning triangle.
A set of spare bulbs
No special regulations.
Spare wheel
No special regulations.
Tow rope
No special regulations.

Other legal restrictions - Latvia

Alcohol limit in the blood
Generally - 0.5 ‰; drivers with driving license for less than two years - 0.2 ‰.
Driving with dipped headlights
24h
Driving with safety belt
Mandatory.
Children transportation
Children up to 150 cm must be carried in a child seat or pedestals.
Accommodation in vehicle camping outside camping
Lack of regulation, but long-term stop outside the populated places are only possible on the parking of road with three lanes or beyond the limit of the road if there is no no parking sign.

Payments on roads - Latvia

Using the road is free. You can expect charging for entrance to the city in the amount of 1 LVL from the car.
Warning: The information shown on this page is for informational purposes only. In the case of doubt, please note that priority is given to all traffic regulations applicable in a given country. DriveSurfing is not responsible for the consequences of the use of the information contained above.

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