Penalties for violation of driving regulations
We recommend you to see the widely spread violations of the traffic rules and fines' amount:
- not stopping on police officer’s demand – 10 LVL
- turn in a wrong place – 20-40 LVL
- wrong overtaking – 40-60 LVL
- going on contraflow lane– 40 LVL
- stopping on railway-crossing – 30 LVL
While travelling, please watch the traffic signs; it can help you to look about and avoid violations. The traffic signs are made according to the common rules.
To avoid a fine or driver's licence confiscation for overspeeding, you must follow the signs and plates on the road, which can inform you about speed limitation for every particular area. If there are no such signs, the common speed limitation rules are in force:
- it is allowed to drive within the built-up area at 50 km/h
- outside the built-up area the speed can reach 90 km/h
- in highways it is allowed to drive at 110 km/h speed
Remember observing the traffic rules renting a car in Latvia
Travelling in Latvia by car, one must observe elementary traffic rules to avoid unpleasant situations. Low beam must be switched on at any time of the day the year round. Children aged to 14 must go in a vehicle in suitable in size and weight child safety seats. A driver is prohibited to use a cell phone while driving. All passengers must buckle up.
Available in Latvia are RON95 and RON98 petrol and also diesel engine. There are also gas filling stations there. Unlike most of the European countries, in Latvia it is allowed to transport petrol in cans.
Average prices for fuel in Latvia:
- 1 litre of RON95 petrol - 1.31 EUR
- 1 litre of RON98 petrol - 1.35 EUR
- 1 litre of diesel engine - 1.28 EUR
Filling stations are located throughout the country. One can pay with cash or a credit card. In wintertime there are two kinds of diesel engine in the filling stations: usual and winter. Fuel's quality, especially in the brand filling stations, is very high.
Toll roads in Latvia
There is no charge for passing any roads in Latvia. However, entering the Jurmala's resort zone has to be paid. The entry is paid only from April to end of September, that is in the high tourist season. Rest time is free of charge. Hard-surface pavement has about one fifth of all the roads in Latvia.