More average speed cameras to start working on Latvia's roads

At night on Wednesday, August 30, on two more sections of Latvian roads, average speed-measuring cameras will be switched on, Latvian State Roads reports.

The first average speed control cameras started work on the Rīga bypass A5 in mid-August.

On August 30, cameras will start working on the Vidzeme Highway (A2) from the bridge over the Vējupīte River in Sigulda to Augšlīgatne (54.5-62.3 km) and on the regional road Cēsis-Vecpiebalga-Madona (P30) from Jaunkleķeri to Krustakrogs (P30) (22.1-29.0 km).

'Average speed' cameras differ from single speed cameras by having cameras at two positions on a stretch of road. Cars are monitored at both points with the average speed between those points calculated as a result so that vehicles cannot simply slow down as they pass a camera and then accelerate back over the speed limit. 

If the average speed recorded by the system is higher than the maximum allowed at this stage, the owner of the vehicle 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. 

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