Drivers in Latvia asked to update data electronically

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The Road Traffic Safety Directorate (CSDD) is asking drivers and vehicle owners to update their electronic user data to avoid double penalties, representative Ieva Bērziņa told Latvian Radio August 7.

Since July, changes to the law have entered into force, which stipulates that the penalties imposed on drivers and vehicle owners must be paid within one month. Until now, fines were only to be paid before annual vehicle maintenance checks.

The CSDD has not yet been able to say whether the discipline of drivers has changed with a tougher approach to levying fines. However, the Directorate's representative, Ieva Bērziņa, urged drivers and vehicle owners to make sure that the State has the means to contact them.

"We are currently asking drivers and vehicle owners to sign up on the portal if they have not yet done so," said Bērziņa.

"Why? First of all, to find out all the information about yourself as a driver and the penalties imposed on you. In addition, it is also possible to sign up for reminders of the penalties and to specify an e-mail address. So it is important for us at the moment that people are informed that they have been fined, so they can pay the penalty timely within 30 days," explained Bērziņa.

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