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Police: many drivers blatantly ignore basic road traffic rules

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUToo often State Police receive information and experience for themselves that some drivers blatantly ignore even the most basic of road traffic rules, especially the requirement for signal lights, representatives of Latvian State Police say.

It should be noted that throughout Thursday, 30 November, State Police organize a thematic one-day event to teach drivers the importance of using signal lights. Police will also explain the consequences of not using signal lights.

In cooperation with Latvian Motor Insurers’ Bureau, State Police have created a video clip. Police remind: «Any driver should keep in mind that they are not the only ones on the road – any reckless act can and will put in danger other drivers.»

Police report that a total of 2,259 administrative violations were handed to drivers for not using signal lights in Latvia from 1 January to 28 November. Last year police registered a total of 2,717 administrative violations.

«Although based on statistical data it can be concluded that the number of perpetrators has declined by 458, the problem remains – some drivers are too reckless and often blatantly ignore basic road traffic rules. By doing that, perpetrators disrespect and confuse other drivers, creating dangerous situations on the road,» police say.

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  1. ZC says:

    Along with given penalty points or fines there should be increased indurance (octa) cost gor some time. Wallet is effective way.

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