Speed limit down to 90 km/h on Latvian highways

From Wednesday, October 11, the maximum permitted driving speed is 90 km/h in the entire national road network, except the Sigulda Highway or Vidzeme Highway section from Rīga to Sigulda, Latvian State Roads (LVC) said.

On the Vidzeme Highway (A2) section from Riga to Sigulda, where adaptive traffic control with variable information traffic signs operates, the maximum permitted speed of 110 km/h will be canceled from October 16, while in very good driving conditions the maximum speed will be 100 km/h there also during the winter season. As meteorological and driving conditions deteriorate, the permitted speed there decreases to 90, 80, or 70 km/h.

Driving and meteorological conditions may change several times a day during the winter period, so drivers should pay attention to road sign instructions and follow them, LVC noted.

As autumn weather sets in, LVC is urging drivers to note that it is getting darker in the mornings and evenings, as well as visibility could be worsened by rainfall and fog. Due to rain and fallen leaves, roads can become slippery, with trees or branches of trees broken down on roads during autumn wind gusts. LVC is urging drivers to choose appropriate speeds and be cautious on the road.

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