Latvians more and more eager to receive driver's licenses

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The Latvian Road Traffic Safety Directorate (CSDD) issued 16,225 driving licenses in the first nine months of this year, 3.3% up from the same period in 2014, the CSDD told BNS on Monday.

Of all the driving licenses issued in the above period, 8,576 licenses were issued to women and 7,649 to men.

As of October 1, 2015, there were 845,203 valid driving licenses in Latvia, including 41.3% or 349,264 licenses held by women and 58.7% or 495,939 by men.

In the first nine months of 2014, CSDD issued 15,713 driving licenses, and the number of licenses issued during the full year 2014 was 21,226, 2.3% up from 2013.

At the beginning of October 2014, there were 846,456 valid driving licenses  in Latvia, including 40.9% of licenses held by women and 59.1% by men.

CSDD is a state-owned company registering motor vehicles in Latvia, issuing driving licenses and conducting road worthiness examinations of vehicles.

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