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Saeima supports higher fines for Road Traffic Law violations

Saeima today approved in the second reading amendments to the Road Traffic Law, which envisage higher fines for speeding.

The amendments stipulate imposing a fine of between EUR 720 and EUR 960 for speeding between 61 and 70 km/h instead of the current EUR 360 to EUR 480, and to suspend driving licenses for nine months instead of the current six months.

However, the fine for speeding in a populated area will increase from EUR 540 to EUR 680 now to EUR 1,040 – EUR 1,400 and the driving license would be suspended for nine to 12 months.

In the case of speeding of more than 70 km/h, regardless of the location of the offence and the type of vehicle, the amendments provide for a fine of EUR 1,400 to EUR 2,000 and the suspension of driving licenses for 12 months to 36 months.

Drivers who violate a provision of the Road Traffic Law several times, which is captured by a speed camera, will be fined once within a 24-hour period.

Drivers with a suspended driver’s license who are caught driving a motor vehicle will be fined EUR 280 to EUR 700.

The amendments also specify the definition of an e-scooter and provisions for driving one.

In the meantime, the Interior Ministry has withdrawn its proposal to suspend driver’s licenses for driving more than 30 km/h over the speed limit.

Source: BNS

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