Average speed cameras to finally start working Monday

As of Monday, August 14, on the Rīga bypass (A5), the first phase of the average speed control will be operational from Stūnīši to Jaunmārupe, Latvian State Roads said on August 11.

Experience from other countries has shown that the number of accidents is decreasing in stages where average speed control is being introduced, indicates the LVC.

Average speed control is an automatic measurement system that measures the speed on the basis of the time spent on a particular section of the road. The equipment installed at the beginning and end shall record the time when the vehicle enters and exits the stage and shall calculate the average speed at which this stage has been crossed.

If the average speed recorded by the system is higher than the maximum allowed at this stage, the owner of the system will receive a penalty.

In addition, the average speed control system will also control the presence of roadworthiness and OCTA and the payment of tolls.

The average speed control system will be introduced this year at 16 stages of national roads.

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