Several municipalities, including Rīga, Daugavpils, and Jūrmala, have issued bans on stepping on the ice. The police control compliance with the ban.
"Every year we can talk about children and young people trying to step on the ice immediately after the first ice appears, and ice fishers. These are two categories that come on the radar of the police every time," said Andris Dunskis, spokesman for the Daugavpils municipal police.
The first case of a person breaking into ice was registered on December 1 in the Kocēni municipality, and several more have occurred since then.