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Proportionally more traffic accidents without OCTA take place in Latgale

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUStatistical data from Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Latvia shows that there are certain regions in Latvia where traffic accidents involving non-insured vehicles take place more often.

In 2015, the biggest number of traffic accidents cause by non-insured vehicles took place in Latgale – 2.21% of the total number of accidents. Among Latvia’s districts, the biggest number of such traffic accidents took place in Cibla municipality, where every third traffic accident was caused by a non-insured vehicle.

«LTAB’s statistics show that 1.14% of all traffic accidents of 2015 were caused by non-insured vehicles (1.42% in 2014),» – as explained by LTAB board member Juris Stengrevics.

The smallest number of traffic accidents caused by non-insured vehicles took place in Riga in the past two years (1.09% in 2014 and 0.90% in 2015). The most rapid decline in the number of accidents caused by non-insured vehicles is noted in Vidzeme, where only 1.09% of all traffic accidents were caused by those vehicles (1.80% in 2015). Similar to 2015 and 2014, the largest number of such traffic accidents was registered in Latgale (2.21% and 2.26%, respectively).

«If we compare Latvia’s regions, Cible pops up in a negative light because every third traffic accident was caused by a non-insured vehicle last year. The majority of traffic accidents caused by non-insured vehicles also took place in Karsava (18.52%), Akniste and Pavilosta (16.67%),» – Stengrevics explains.

He reminds that if a traffic accident is caused by a non-insured vehicle, the losses caused to victims of the accident are covered from the Guarantee Fund. However, then the entire amount is charged to the person responsible for causing the accident.

In 1997, Latvia adopted OCTA system to ensure protection of interests of third parties who become victims of traffic accidents in Latvia and Green Map member states. The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Latvia was founded to ensure successful function of the system. This bureau unites insurance associations that are authorized to offer OCTA in Latvia – Balta, Baltijas Apdrosinasanas Nams, Baltikums Vienna Insurance Group, BTA Baltic Insurance Company, Latvian branch of Compensa Vienna Insurance Group, Latvian branch of ERGO Insurance, Gjensidige Baltic, Latvian branch of If P&C Insurance, Latvian branch of Seesam Insurance and Swedbank P&C Insurance.

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