Top speed limit drops from 100 km/h to 90 km/h

As of October 13, the maximum permitted speed on the entire national road network in Latvia is 90 kilometers per hour.

During the summer, when driving conditions are generally better, the maximum speed on some parts of the country's major roads is temporarily increased to 100 km/h. However, the arrival of autumnal conditions sees even those sections revert to the 90 km/h limit for the autumn and winter seasons. 

State roads agency Latvijas valsts ceļi said: "With autumn weather conditions, we urge drivers to take into account that in the morning and evening hours it becomes darker, and visibility may be further impaired by fog. Due to rain and fallen leaves, the roads can become slippery, and frequent wind gusts can cause trees or their branches to fall onto the roads. Drivers are advised to choose the appropriate driving speed and be careful on the road."

If you discover difficult driving conditions or a blocked road you can report it to Latvijas Valsts ceļi by calling the 24-hour toll-free information line 80005555.

A map with information on driving conditions on the state road network is available on the LVC website which is updated every two hours or more often if driving conditions change dramatically. This information is also displayed in the Waze navigation application.

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