First 'average speed' cameras set up in Latvia

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The first 'average speed' cameras are being installed on the Rīga bypass Salaspils – Babīte (A5). It will start working at the beginning of March, the Latvian State Roads (LVC) said on January 27.

The setup and maintenance of average speed control systems in the national road network over the next three years is entrusted to PS “Fima Group”. The project's implementation has been delayed for a while now. 

At all 16 road sections identified as a priority by the LVC specialists, the average speed control system should be installed this year. The 16 sections are:

  • Rīga–Estonian border (A1) (13.4–20.0 km),
  • Rīga–Sigulda–Estonian border (Veclaicene) (A2) (54.4–62.2 km),
  • Inčukalns–Valmiera–Estonian border (A3) (36.2–38.9 km),
  • Rīga ring road (A5) (23.0–28.7 km),
  • Rīga–Daugavpils–Krāslava–Belarus border (A6) (102.2 –116.1 km),
  • Rīga–Daugavpils–Krāslava–Belarus border(A6) (133.3–139.2 km),
  • Rīga–Daugavpils–Krāslava–Belarus border (A6) (150.2–,
  • Rīga–Bauska–Lithuanian border (A7) ( km),
  • Rīga–Jelgava–Lithuanian border (A8) (49.4–69.3 km),
  • Rīga–Liepāja (A9) (26.0–38.2 km),
  • Rīga–Liepāja (A9) ( km),
  • Rīga–Ventspils (A10) (24.0.–30.8 km),
  • Rīga–Ventspils (A10) (45.0–52.5 km),
  • Rīga–Ventspils (A10) (134.9–140.8 km),
  • Russian border–Rēzekne–Daugavpils–Lithuanian border (A13) (81.8–88.5 km),
  • Cēsis–Vecpiebalga–Madona (P30) (22.1–29.2 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. 

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