Latvia

Last update 3.10.2019 | First published 19.10.2017

The important numbers :
Speed-limit 20 50 90
Fine +21 km/h €40 €160 €20
Fine +41 km/h €160 €160 €80
LICENSE 71 101 141
CROSS-COUNTRY FINES:
Member of the European cross-country fine cooperation. Any traffic fine may arrive at your home address.
Fines may automatically be shared between Austria, Chech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.
TOLERANCE:
Up to 20 km/h over the limit is tolerated on highways.

All fines may be paid on the spot.

Latvia in detail :
Violation Fine (Euro)
20 km/h +11-20 km/h €40
+21-30 km/h €80
+31-40 km/h €160
+41-50 km/h €240-320
+51-60 km/h €360-460
+61-70 km/h €540-680
LICENSE + 71 km/h ?
50 km/h +11-20 km/h €40
+21-30 km/h €80
+31-40 km/h €160
+41-50 km/h €240-320
+51-60 km/h €360-460
+61-70 km/h €540-680
LICENSE + 101 km/h ?
90 km/h or more(1 +11-20 km/h €20
+21-30 km/h €40
+31-40 km/h €80
+41-50 km/h €160-200
+51-60 km/h €240-320
+61-70 km/h €360-480
LICENSE + 141 km/h ?
1) Up to 20 km/h over the limit is tolerated on highways
There is more information on traffic rules at the Latvian Road Traffic Act (in latvian).

Points:
You start with zero points.
Points are valid for 2 years, 5 years for driving under influence; hit and run; failure to stop after repeated requests of an authorized person (e.g. the police)
When 8 points are reached, the driver is required to attend a training course related to traffic safety and safe driving issues or driving behaviour correction lessons.
When 12 points are reached, a road safety theoretical test and a driving test (exam) have to be passed.
If the courses are attended / the exam passed, two points are deducted; if not – two extra are added.
When 16 points are reached (10 points for new drivers with experience below 2 years) licence is suspended for a year. Passing both full theoretical and driving examination is required to regain your licence.

Points for speeding:

  • +21-30 1 point
  • +31-40 2 points
  • +41-50 3 points
  • +51-60 4 points
  • +61 5 points

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