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State Secretaries call for changes in prices of CSDD services

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUDuring a meeting of State Secretaries on 27 August, amendments to regulations were announced in order to add changes to prices of services provided by Road Traffic Safety Directorate.

In order to contribute to initiatives stated in the Electro-mobility Plan for 2014 – 2016, State Secretaries have proposed relieving users of electronic vehicles of paying for first-time registration, as reported by Transport Ministry.

Proposals also suggest increasing fees for registration of vessels. This is suggested in accordance with stricter requirements in regard to registration of home-made motorboats and speed boats and the necessity to check CE tags during registration, as stated in amendments to sailing vessel registration rules.

The suggested project provides for an increase of prices for custom state number plates. Using this particular service is a voluntary choice of every individual. According to CSDD, currently there is a lot of interest for this service. There have also been cases when residents wished to acquire already issued number plates.

Raising the price of technical inspection for light-weight vehicles and trucks (up to 3.5 tons) is necessary because the time period for technical inspection has increased lately, considering the recent addition of regulations regarding additional technical monitoring of electronic driving and security systems.

The matter regarding training of new drivers and improvement of the existing examination system has been a frequent topic discussed at nearly every meeting of the Council of Road Traffic Safety Directorate. Among other decisions, the Council has decided to extend the driving exam to 40 minutes. The extension of the exam time is associated with larger labour costs and the necessity to procure additional vehicles for driving exams. This is why it is proposed to increase the price of this service, notes the ministry.

In order to make these and other price changes come into force, the government will have to decide on approval of the new rules.

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