Latvia to keep adding speed cameras

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Another 24 speed cameras will be installed this year in addition to the existing 16, representatives of the police and Road Traffic Safety Directorate told LETA at a meeting of the Road Traffic Safety Council Tuesday.

In total, 100 speed cameras are to be set up across Latvia, Road Traffic Safety Directorate's head Andris Lukstins told LETA. He said that speed cameras are very efficient at enforcing traffic safety rules.

The current sixteen speed cameras have registered a total of 56,000 violations, and the total amount of fines paid to the Treasury has reached EUR 1.3 million.

Latvia had one of the highest numbers of road fatalities in the European Union last year.

According to preliminary data, there were 94 fatalities per one million residents in Latvia in 2015. It's less than in 2014, when the number was 106.

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