At this stage, the equipment will control the average speed, OCTA, technical inspection and payment of the road toll, the State Ltd Latvian State Roads (LVC) said.
The average speed control section from Gulbju Lake to Usma intersection (135.0-140.8 km) is already in operation on the Ventspils Highway.
The equipment will control average speed, compulsory insurance OCTA, roadworthiness checks, and toll payments.
Average speed control in Latvia is introduced in order to improve traffic safety. Experience from other countries shows that the number of accidents is decreasing in stages where average speed control is introduced.
The average speed control system is an automatic measurement system that performs a speed measurement based on the time taken to drive a certain section of road. At the beginning and end of the section, equipment shall be installed to record the times when the vehicle enters and leaves the section of the road and to calculate the average speed at which the section has been crossed. If the average vehicle speed recorded by the system is higher than the maximum permitted at this stage, the owner will receive a penalty.
The average speed control system will be set up on 16 sections of the country's roads this year.