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Republic of Latvia

Cabinet
Regulation No. 279
Adopted 2 June 2015

Road Traffic Regulations

Issued pursuant to
Section 3, Paragraph two of the Road Traffic Law

1. General Provisions

1. This Regulation prescribes the procedures for road traffic in Latvia.

2. Terms used in this Regulation:

2.1. bypassing - driving past one or several vehicles completely or partially stopped on the carriageway, and also other obstacles (hindrances) which is related to change of the driving direction;

2.2. overtaking - driving past one or several driving vehicles, by driving in the opposite driving lane (carriageway side) and returning back into the previous driving lane (carriageway side);

2.3. populated area - built-up territory of a town or village where entering is marked with traffic sign 519 or 555, but leaving- with traffic sign 520 or 556;

2.4. stop - stopping of a vehicle for a while which does not exceed five minutes, if it is necessary for passengers to get into a vehicle or get out of it, loading of a cargo in a vehicle or unloading therefrom;

2.5. outpacing - driving past one or several driving vehicles, without driving in the opposite driving lane (carriageway side);

2.6. dangerous goods - goods which, due to its characteristics, may cause an explosion, fire or other damage, and also threaten human life or health during the carriage or storage process;

2.7. lane - any longitudinal direction lane of a carriageway (may be designated with road markings) which is broad enough in order automobiles can drive on it in one row;

2.8. carriageway - a part of the road, which is design for driving of vehicles. The road may have several carriageways which are demarcated with central reserves or barriers;

2.9. give way - a requirement which determines that a road traffic participant may not to start to drive (go), continue driving (going) or make any manoeuvre, if thus obstacles are caused for other road traffic participants for driving (going) or they are forced to change driving (going) direction or speed;

2.10. railway level crossing - road crossing with railway track coverage in one level. The border of the railway level crossing is an imaginary line which crosses carriageway perpendicular to the road axle starting from the barrier of the railway level crossing, but in case there is no such barrier - from the traffic sign 134 or 135;

2.11. living zone - built-up territory (residential sector, recreational place) or a part thereof where entering is marked with traffic sign 533, but leaving - with traffic sign 534;

2.12. electric vehicle - vehicle which according to the construction thereof uses the energy from the electricity stored in the vehicle or driving force storage facility as the only mechanical driving force;

2.13. actual mass - vehicle mass together with a vehicle driver, passengers and cargo. Actual mass of a towing vehicle with a trailer (semi-trailer) is the sum of actual masses of the towing vehicle and trailer (semi-trailer);

2.14. priority road - road, which is marked with traffic signs 201, 203, 204 or 205, or the road on which priority traffic signs are not installed in respect of the road on which traffic sign 206 or 207 is installed, or the road with asphalt, asphalt concrete, road-paving block and similar coverage in respect to the road with gravel or broken stone coverage, or the road with any coverage in respect of the road without coverage, or any road in respect of the place, where driving out from the neighbouring territory (courtyard, parking place, petrol station, undertaking and similar). Within the meaning of this term the coverage of the minor road section directly before the crossing does not mean that the relevant road is of equal significance with the road to be crossed;

2.15. footway - a demarcated road or a part of the road which is designed for pedestrians and marked with the traffic sign 415;

2.16. pedestrian crossing - a part of the carriage way which is marked with traffic signs 535 and 536 and (or) road marking 931 and is intended for crossing of the carriageway by pedestrians;

2.17. pedestrian and bicycle path - a demarcated road or a part of the road which is intended for pedestrians and riding a bicycle and is marked with a traffic sign 419 or 421;

2.18. footpath - a part of the road which is designated for pedestrians. Footpath shall fit close to the carriageway or be demarcated from it;

2.19. common pedestrian and bicycle path - a demarcated road or a part of the road which is designated for pedestrians and marked with the traffic sign 417;

2.20. crossroads - a place where roads cross, fit close to or branch on one level, and also the place where traffic is organised with a traffic sign 409. Crossroads are demarcated with imaginary lines which join the beginning of the rounding of opposite sides of the carriageway. This term shall not apply to the place where one can drive out on the carriageway from neighbouring territory (courtyard, parking place, petrol station, undertaking and similar) or drive into it;

2.21. shoulder - a part of the road which fits close to a carriageway and is not designated for driving motor vehicles;

2.22. passenger public transport vehicle - bus, trolley bus or tram which is driving along a certain route;

2.23. forced stopping - stopping of a vehicle due to a technical damage or dangerousness which is caused by health condition of a vehicle driver or passenger, cargo to be carried or an obstacle on the road dangerous for road traffic;

2.24. priority - the right to drive (go) in the intended direction as first in respect of other road traffic participants;

2.25. central reserve - a part of the road which demarcates alongside carriageways one from another and is not designated for driving or stopping vehicles;

2.26. traffic regulator - a person which regulates road traffic and is authorised to do it;

2.27. parking - stopping of a vehicle, if is not related with getting in a vehicle or getting off a vehicle by passengers, loading of a cargo in a vehicle or unloading therefrom, and also stopping of a vehicle for a time period which does not exceed five minute, if it is related with getting in a vehicle or getting off a vehicle by passengers, loading of a cargo in a vehicle or unloading therefrom;

2.28. vehicle composition - a motor vehicle which is connected with a trailer (semi-trailer), and also connected towing vehicle and vehicle to be towed;

2.29. bicycle lane - a lane on a carriageway which is intended for riding a bicycle and demarcated from traffic of other vehicles with road mark 920 (is marked with road marking 941; may be marked with road marking 413 and 824);

2.30. bicycle path - a demarcated road or a part of the road which is designed for travelling with a bicycle and marked with the traffic sign 413 and road marking 932 or 941.

3. Movement of the special military machinery of the National Armed Forces on the road is allowed only in case when the relevant road sections are closed in accordance with the procedures laid down in the laws and regulations or if the relevant vehicles are escorted in accordance with the procedures laid down by the Minister for Defence.

4. Mopeds, tricycles, quadricycles and motorcycles are allowed to drive temporary on the road outside populated area, where it is necessary for crossing a road or bridge, the use of which in the road traffic is not intended by the manufacturer, and also snow motorcycles which are registered with the Road Traffic Safety Directorate in accordance with the laws and regulations regarding registration of vehicles, but which the manufacturer thereof has not intended for use in the road traffic. When driving on the road, and also outside it, a vehicle driver must do all possible in order road traffic safety is ensured.

5. A road traffic participant is prohibited:

5.1. to damage, arbitrary remove or install traffic signs, traffic lights or other technical means for road traffic organisation or control;

5.2. to damage, pollute or litter a road.

6. If a road traffic participant has polluted or littered carriageway (a cargo has dropped out, oil has spilled out etc.), he or she shall immediately to clean it, but in the case it is not possible, he or she shall warn other road traffic participants and notify the police.

2. Duties of Pedestrians and Passengers

7. Pedestrians shall move along footpath, footway, footway and bicycle path or common footway and bicycle path, but in case there is no such - along shoulder. If there is no a footpath, footway, footway and bicycle path, common footway and bicycle path or shoulder, pedestrians are allowed to move along the edge of the carriageway in one row (on the roads where there is a demarcating lane - along the outer edge).

8. It is allowed to move along footpath, footway, footway and bicycle path, common footway and bicycle path or shoulder by using roller skates, skateboards and similar sports or recreational inventory, if it does not hinder other pedestrians. It is allowed to cross a carriageway with the speed which does not exceed the speed of movement of pedestrians.

9. Pedestrians, who are moving along the edge or shoulder of the carriageway, shall move opposite the driving direction of vehicles. Persons, who are driving in invalid wheelchairs or pushing a motorcycle, moped, bicycle and similar along the edge or shoulder of the carriageway, are allowed to move by either side of the road.

10. During the dark hours of the day, if a road is not sufficiently and evenly lighted, pedestrians, who are moving along the carriageway or shoulder, shall wear reflecting vest or clothes with elements of light reflecting materials of good visibility.

11. An organised group of people may move only on the right side of the road in the direction of vehicle driving in a column of no more than four persons in a row. In front of the column and behind it in the left side must be persons who are accompanying them with red flags, but during the dark hours of the day and under conditions of non-sufficient visibility - with lighted on lamps; white light lamp in front of and red light lamp behind the column.

12. Groups of children may move on footpaths, footways, footways and bicycle paths or common footways and bicycle paths, but in case there are no such - on the shoulder of the right side of the road in the direction of vehicle driving in a column of no more than two children in a row during the light hours of the day. In front of the column and behind it must be adults on the left side thereof, who are accompanying them, with red flags.

13. Pedestrians shall cross a carriageway on pedestrian crossings (underground or surface), but in case there are no such - on crossings on imagined continuation of footpaths or shoulders. If there are not pedestrian crossing or crossing in the visibility zone, it is allowed to cross a carriageway in a straight angle in respect of the edge of the carriageway at points with full view of the road to either side thereof.

14. At places where road traffic is regulated, pedestrians must follow the signals of a traffic regulator or pedestrian traffic lights, but if there are no such - the signals of vehicle traffic regulating traffic lights (hereinafter - the traffic lights).

15. Prior crossing of a carriageway on a pedestrian crossing at points where traffic is not regulated, pedestrians must assess the distance until vehicles which are nearing, and also must assess the driving speed thereof and must ascertain regarding safety.

16. Outside pedestrian crossing at points where traffic is not regulated, pedestrians may come on the carriageway only after having assessed the distance until vehicles which are nearing, and also having assessed the driving speed thereof and having ascertained that crossing of the carriageway is not dangerous and that vehicle traffic will not be disturbed.

17. Pedestrians may not delay on a carriageway or stop without any reason. Pedestrians who have not managed to cross the carriageway, where possible, must stop on a "safety island". Pedestrians may continue to cross the carriageway only after having ascertained that it is not dangerous.

18. Pedestrians are prohibited:

18.1. to cross a carriageway outside pedestrian crossing, if the road has a central reserve, or at places, where barrier for pedestrians or road barriers are installed;

18.2. to cross a carriageway outside pedestrian crossing, if the road, where traffic is organised in two ways, has four or several lanes;

18.3. to move along a road which is marked with traffic sign 552;

18.4. to go out on a carriageway without having ascertained that no vehicles are nearing, behind standing vehicle or other obstacle which limits visibility.

19. If an operative vehicle is nearing with switched on blinking blue flashing light or blue and red flashing light and switched on special sound signal, pedestrians are prohibited to go out on a carriageway, but pedestrians who are on the carriageway, must give way the referred to vehicle.

20. It is allowed to wait public vehicle only on a waiting places, but in case there are no such - on a footpath or shoulder.

21. At tram stops where there are no places for getting on, one may come on a carriageway in order to get on a tram, only when the tram has completely stopped. After getting off the tram pedestrian shall move away from the carriageway.

22. Passengers are allowed to get on a vehicle and get off it only after the vehicle has completely stopped. It must be done from the side of footpath, getting on place or shoulder. If it is no possible to get on from the side of a footpath, getting on place or shoulder into off-track vehicle or get off thereof, it may be done from the side of the carriageway, if it is not dangerous and does not hinder driving of other vehicles.

23. Passengers, the seats of which are equipped with safety belts, must be fastened. During driving a protective helmet must be fastened on a head for passengers of motorcycles, tricycles, quadricycles and mopeds (except the case when a vehicle has a closed body).

24. Passengers are prohibited:

24.1. to hinder a driver during driving or to distract his or her attention;

24.2. to open the doors of a vehicle, if it endangers road traffic safety or hinder other road traffic participants;

24.3. to leave his or her seat without invitation, when a vehicle is stopped upon request of an official of the competent institution.

3. Duties of a Driver

25. A driver has the following duties:

25.1. before driving to check whether a vehicle is in technical order and whether is equipped in accordance with the requirements referred to in Paragraphs 218, 219 and 220 of this Regulation;

25.2. to monitor technical condition of the vehicle while driving;

25.3. to do all possible in order other road traffic participants are not endangered, especially less protected ones (pedestrians and cyclists);

25.4. while driving with a motor vehicle in the construction of which safety belts are intended, to be fastened and not carry passengers who are not fastened (it refers to all passengers the seats of which are equipped with safety belts);

25.5. while driving a moped, motorcycle, tricycle or quadricycle, to drive with a protective helmet put on and fastened, and also not to carry passengers who have not protective helmets put on and fastened (except the case when a vehicle has a closed body);

25.6. in case of forced stopping under non-sufficient visibility conditions and dark hours of the day, when going on a carriageway or being on a shoulder, must wear reflecting vest or clothes with elements of light reflecting material of good visibility;

25.7. to stop a vehicle upon instruction of a police employee, border guard or customs official:

25.7.1. with the help of loudspeaker or hand or nod turned towards a definite driver with a pendular movement from the police, State Border Guard or State Revenue Service car or motorcycle which has or has not the emergency vehicle painting laid down in the standard LVS 63:2009 "Emergency road vehicles, their painting and equipment";

25.7.2. with a hand or nod turned horizontally while being on (by) a carriageway. Concurrently an official of a competent institution may give instructions with other hand which driver and where must stop his or her vehicle;

25.8. to stay in his or her seat and not to leave it without invitation, when a vehicle is stopped upon request of an official of the competent institution;

25.9. to obey inspections carried out by officials of a competent institution, while they are carrying out the supervision and control functions laid down in the laws and regulations, including police or customs request to deliver the vehicle at the place for carrying out a control, and also to transfer the vehicle for carrying out of the abovementioned controls, to permit inspection of the equipment referred to in Paragraphs 218, 219 and 220 of this Regulation.

4. Duties of a Driver in Special Cases

26. If emergency vehicle is approaching with switched on blinking blue flashing light and switched on special sound signal, other road traffic participants must give way to it.

27. If operative vehicle is approaching with lighted blinking blue and red flashing light and switched on special sound signal, other vehicle drives driving in the same direction and vehicle drivers driving opposite (if there are no constructively made road element, which separates a carriageway, for example, barriers, central reserves), the way shall be given by stopping a vehicle by the footpath or on the shoulder, or, if it is occupied - as close to the right side of the carriageway as possible. Drivers who are approaching to an intersection (road) from roads of other direction, shall stop vehicle before the carriageway to be crossed. To start (to continue) driving is allowed only when the vehicle with lighted blinking blue flashing light, who is driving after the vehicle (column) to be convoyed, has passed by.

28. When approaching a parked emergency vehicle which has lighted blinking blue flashing light, a driver must drive with such speed in order, where appropriate, he or she could immediately stop the vehicle.

29. Emergency vehicle may participate in road traffic only when carry out emergency service tasks, in order to:

29.1. save human life, material values or rectify serious health disorders for a person and damage to the environment;

29.2. prevent threats to public safety and order (also when driving to the place of criminal offence (event));

29.3. follow a person escaping from an emergency vehicle;

29.4. carry material values in especially large volumes;

29.5. convoy other vehicles (columns);

29.6. ensure safe and free conveyance of an official to be protected.

30. In the cases abovementioned in Paragraph 29 of this Regulation drivers of emergency vehicles are allowed not to observe the requirements of this Regulation, except those which are determined by traffic regulator signals. A driver of emergency vehicle must do all possible in order to guarantee road traffic safety. The referred to rights and obligations shall apply also to those vehicle drivers the vehicles of which are convoyed by emergency vehicles.

31. An emergency vehicle which is driving before a vehicle (column) to be convoyed must drive with lighted blinking blue and red flashing light and switched on special sound signal. An emergency vehicle which is driving behind a vehicle (column) to be convoyed must drive with lighted blinking blue flashing light.

32. In order to ensure safe and undisturbed movement of an official to be protected, an emergency vehicle, which is carrying out protection (guarding) of officials to be protected, has the right, by driving out of the column, to block the way for a vehicle which causes threat to life or health of the official to be protected.

33. A lighted blinking blue flashing light without a switched on special sound signal has only the meaning of warning. It may be used, when warning regarding accident (for example, road traffic accident), and also when convoying a vehicle (column). Vehicle drivers for the vehicles of which a blinking blue flashing light is switched in without switched on special sound signal, may not infringe the requirements of this Regulation, except for the regulations for stopping and parking, and also the prohibition referred to in Paragraph 98 of this Regulation for motor vehicles to drive on footways, footpaths, bicycle paths, footpaths and bicycle paths or common footpaths and bicycle paths.

34. Vehicle drivers the vehicles of which have special painting and the status of emergency vehicle has been granted, may not infringe the requirements of this Regulation without lighted blinking blue flashing light and without switched on special sound signal, except prohibitions referred to in Sub-paragraphs 121.4, 121.6, 121.7, 121.9, 121.10, 121.11, 121.12, 122.2, 122.3, 122.4 and 292.15 of this Regulation, and they are allowed to drive along the lanes intended for passenger public vehicles.

35. Vehicle drivers for the vehicles of which the status of emergency vehicle has been granted, but have no special painting and who are carrying out the service tasks abovementioned in Sub-paragraph 29.6 of this Regulation may not infringe the requirements of this Regulation without lighted blinking blue flashing light and without switched on special sound signal, except prohibitions referred to in Sub-paragraphs 121.4, 121.6, 121.7, 121.9, 121.11, 121.12, 122.3 and 122.4 of this Regulation, and they are allowed to drive along the lanes intended for passenger public vehicles.

36. Lighted blinking orange (yellow) flashlight does not give priority. It shall be used in order to attract attention of other road traffic participants and warn them regarding possible danger. Blinking orange (yellow) flashlight must be lighted mandatory by vehicle drivers who:

36.1. are convoying vehicles which are transporting especially heavy or large dimension freights;

36.2. are convoying vehicle columns which are conveying explosives, radioactive substances or noxious substances of strong influence;

36.3. are carrying out road maintenance works, and also other repair or works for the liquidation of the consequences of the accident;

36.4. are operating tractor machinery with two trailers;

36.5. are accompanying cyclists during training classes.

37. If, when carrying out road maintenance, repair, emergency works or works for the liquidation of the consequences of the road traffic accident, the vehicle drivers have lighted on blinking orange (yellow) flashing light, they are allowed not to take into account the requirements that are laid down by the traffic signs and road markings and deviate from the requirements referred to in Paragraphs 85, 86, 87, 88, 92, 93, 95 and 97 of this Regulation, but, when carrying out road maintenance works - also be present on that side of the road which is intended for driving on the opposite direction, if the road traffic safety is ensured. Other vehicle drivers may not hinder the work of the abovementioned vehicle drivers and they must drive with such speed, in order to immediately stop the vehicle, where appropriate.

38. Blinking orange (yellow) flashing light is allowed to be lighted in the road traffic also by those vehicle drivers who are driving vehicles which according to the construction thereof are intended for specific tasks (large dimension automobiles, tractor machinery and similar), vehicles which are used for specific tasks (technical assistance, road supervision automobiles and similar), and also the vehicles of public utilities services (electricity supply, heat supply and similar), if the presence of such vehicles on the road may cause hindrance or danger to other road traffic participants.

5. Action of the Vehicle Driver After Road Traffic Accident

39. If people have suffered in the road traffic accident or damage has been committed to the third person's property (the vehicle involved in the road traffic accident shall not be regarded as the third person's property the owner of which is not the vehicle driver), and also in the case if damages have been caused for vehicles due to which they cannot or are prohibited to drive, the vehicle driver shall:

39.1. immediately stop and stay at the place of the accident, light on emergency light signal and install emergency sign, but in case it is not possible, warn other road traffic participants otherwise regarding the road traffic accident;

39.2. do all possible in order to provide first aid to an injured person, call emergency medical assistance or rescue service, but if it is not possible deliver the injured person by his or her or other vehicle driving by to the nearest medical treatment institution and return back to the place of accident;

39.3. do all possible in order to retain the traces of the event at the place of accident, take down given names, surnames and addresses of the witnesses;

39.4. notify the police and, where appropriate, the rescue service regarding the road traffic accident and act further in accordance with their instructions.

40. If people have not suffered in the road traffic accident, damages have not been caused to the third person's property due to which they cannot or are prohibited to drive, the vehicle driver shall:

40.1. immediately stop and stay at the place of the accident, light on emergency light signal and install emergency sign, but in case it is not possible, warn other road traffic participants otherwise regarding the road traffic accident;

40.2. agree with the driver of other vehicle involved in the road traffic accident regarding all significant circumstances of the accident, fill out a co-ordinated notification and, without noticing the police regarding the accident, leave the place of the accident.

41. If more than two vehicles are involved in the road traffic accident abovementioned in Paragraph 40 of this Regulation or if the vehicle drivers cannot reach an agreement regarding all significant circumstances of the accident and fill out a co-ordinated notification, the vehicle drivers shall:

41.1. immediately stop and stay at the place of the accident, light on emergency light signal and install emergency sign, but in case it is not possible, warn other road traffic participants otherwise regarding the road traffic accident;

41.2. notify the police and, where appropriate, the rescue service regarding the road traffic accident and act further in accordance with their instructions.

42. If the vehicles involved in the road traffic accident abovementioned in Paragraphs 39, 40 or 41 of this Regulation obstruct or hinder other vehicles to drive past the place of the road traffic accident and it is not in contradiction with instructions of the police, vehicle drivers shall free up the carriageway, by recording the position of the vehicles involved in the road traffic accident and other objects.

43. If only one vehicle is involved in the road traffic accident, people are not injured and damages to third person's property have not been caused, the vehicle driver may leave the place of the accident, without notifying the police regarding the accident.

6. Road Traffic Control

44. Traffic shall be controlled by:

44.1. traffic lights (Annex 1) which has signals of green, yellow, red and white light signals. Traffic lights shall be made and installed in conformity with the requirements of the standard LVS EN 12368:2008 L "Traffic control equipment. Signal heads" and LVS 370:2010 "Road traffic control equipment signal heads";

44.2. traffic regulators.

45. Traffic light signals have the following meaning:

45.1. green signal allows to move. In order to inform road traffic participants that the time of operation of the green signal is ending and a prohibition signal will light on soon, green blinking signal may be used. In order to inform road traffic participants regarding the time (in seconds) which has remained until the end of operation of the green signal, information board may be used;

45.2. yellow signal prohibits movement, except for the cases referred to in Paragraph 54 of this Regulation, and warns regarding expected change of signals;

45.3. yellow blinking signal or two alternatively blinking yellow signals allow the movement and inform regarding non-controlled crossroad, pedestrian crossing, place of roadworks or other dangerous road section. In order to inform regarding non-controlled pedestrian crossing or place where the traffic is not regulated and carriageway is crossed by bicycle path, footway and bicycle path or common footway and bicycle path, yellow blinking signal or two alternatively blinking yellow signals may be used with a silhouette of a person, bicycle symbol or silhouette of a person and bicycle symbol accordingly;

45.4. red signal (also blinking) or two alternatively blinking red signals prohibits movement. In order to inform regarding the duration of lighting of the red signal, a plate of descriptive content may be installed under the traffic signal or section thereof;

45.5. red signal together with yellow signal prohibits movement and informs that green signal will light on;

45.6. green arrow (arrows) signal on the black background allows to drive in the indicated direction (directions). The same meaning has green arrow in the additional section of the traffic lights, moreover the arrow which allows to turn to the left, allows also to make U-turn. If green arrow signal in the additional section of the traffic lights is switched off, driving of vehicles in the relevant direction is prohibited;

45.7. black arrow (arrows) on red and yellow signal background does not change the meaning of these signals. They inform regarding permitted driving directions when the light arrow's (arrows') signal on the black background will light on;

45.8. black arrow (arrows) on a green signal background indicates that traffic lights have additional section, and also allows to drive in the directions indicated by the arrow (arrows);

45.9. red cross signal on the black background informs that a prohibiting signal is lighted in the traffic lights for vehicle drivers driving opposite.

46. Traffic light signal with a silhouette of a person or bicycle symbol refers only to pedestrians and cyclists. In the case referred to in Paragraph 202 of this Regulation the cyclist crosses the carriageway on the controlled pedestrian crossing, he or she must observe the traffic light signal intended for pedestrians. Green signal allows movement, but the red - prohibits.

47. In order to inform blind pedestrians regarding the place of location of the button for changing of the traffic lights, and also in order to inform pedestrians and cyclists regarding light signal of the traffic lights allowing to cross the carriageway, light signals of the traffic lights for pedestrians and bicycles may be supplemented with sound signals.

48. Traffic lights with red "X" type signal, green downward arrow signal and yellow downward oblique arrow signal may be used for the control of vehicle traffic on a lane (traffic lights with continuing period of lighted signal in the traffic control lane). These signals have the following meaning:

48.1. red "X" type signal prohibits to drive on a lane above which it is located;

48.2. green downward arrow signal allows to drive on a lane above which it is located;

48.3. yellow downward oblique arrow signal indicates that one must immediately to move to the lane indicated by the arrow.

49. If the traffic light signals abovementioned in Paragraph 48 of this Regulation are switched off, it is prohibited to drive on a lane above which the traffic lights are located.

50. Traffic lights with four white light signals which are placed in the form of "T" letter may be used for tram traffic control. It is allowed to drive only then if one or several upper signals are lighted concurrently with the lower signal, from which the left signal allows to drive to the left, the middle - straight, the right - to the right. If only the upper signals are lighted, it is prohibited to drive.

51. Signals of traffic regulators have the following meaning:

51.1. arms are raised on both sides or drawn down:

51.1.1. it is allowed to drive straight ahead for trams from the left and right side, off-track vehicles - straight and to the right, pedestrians may cross the carriageway;

51.1.2. all vehicles from the front and back are prohibited to drive, pedestrians are prohibited to cross the carriageway;

51.2. the right arm is straightened in front of:

51.2.1. it is allowed to drive to the left for trams from the left side, off-track vehicles - in all directions;

51.2.2. all vehicles from front are allowed to drive only to the right;

51.2.3. all vehicles from the right side and back side are prohibited to drive;

51.2.4. pedestrians are allowed to cross the carriageway behind the back of the traffic regulator;

51.3. the arm is raised up - vehicles are prohibited to drive and pedestrians are prohibited to cross the carriageway, except for the cases referred to in Paragraph 54 of this Regulation.

52. A traffic regulator may give also other signals understandable for vehicle drivers and pedestrians. A traffic regulator may use a nod for better visibility. In order pay attention of the road traffic participants, the traffic regulator may use whistle signal.

53. If the signals of a traffic regulator or traffic lights, except the traffic light abovementioned in Paragraph 48 of this Regulation, prohibit to drive, a vehicle driver must stop the vehicle directly before stop line (road marking 929) or traffic sign 546. If there is no stop line (road marking 929) of traffic sign 546, a vehicle must be stopped at the following places:

53.1. before crossroads and other road sections - before pedestrian crossing, but at the places where there is no such, - before a traffic light ( if the signal of a traffic regulator prohibits driving - before the crossing point of carriageways) so as not to hinder other vehicles and pedestrians the movement of which are allowed;

53.2. before level crossings - in accordance with Paragraph 155 of this Regulation.

54. If upon lighting of the yellow signal or at the moment when the traffic regulator raises his or her hand up, the vehicle drivers may stop the vehicle at the places abovementioned in Paragraph 53 of this Regulation, only by sudden braking, such vehicle driver may continue his way without stopping the vehicle. Pedestrians who are on the carriageway at this moment, must complete crossing or stop on the "safety island".

55. Vehicle drivers and pedestrians shall obey the signals and instructions given by traffic regulators even then they are in contradiction with the requirements of traffic lights, traffic signs or road markings.

56. An official who is giving instruction to stop a vehicle shall wear a uniform with elements of light reflecting material and distinctive badge. If stopping is carried out from the vehicles abovementioned in Sub-paragraphs 25.6.1 of this Regulation, the elements of light reflecting material are not mandatory.

7. Start of Driving and Change of Driving Direction

57. Before each manoeuvre - start of driving, rearranging, turning, turning into opposite driving direction, overtaking, stopping of a vehicles and similar - a vehicle driver must ascertain regarding road traffic safety and that other road traffic participants will not be disturbed and a warning signal shall be given in a timely manner with direction indicator-lamp. If there is no the direction-indicator lamp or it does not work, a warning signal shall be given with a hand corresponding to the manoeuvre.

58. Straightened left arm raised on a side up to the level of shoulders or raised right hand on the side and tilted in elbow in a straight angle corresponds the left turn.

59. Straightened left arm raised on a side up to the level of shoulders or raised right hand on the side and tilted in elbow in a straight angle corresponds the left turn signal.

60. Upward raised right arm corresponds to braking signal. A cyclist is allowed not to show braking signal.

61. A signal shall be showed with an arm so as other road traffic participant could clearly see it.

62. A signal with direction-indicator lamp or with an arm shall be showed timely before the beginning of the manoeuvre and terminated immediately after completion thereof (showing of a signal with arm may be interrupted directly before the manoeuvre). A signal need not to be showed if it may mislead other road traffic participants.

63. Before turning to the left or turning around into the direction opposite driving direction a warning signal must be shown on after a vehicle driver has ascertained that he or she will not disturb any vehicle driver who is driving behind him or her and who has started overtaking.

64. Use of a signal shall not give priority for a vehicle driver and release him or her from the obligation to be cautious.

65. When driving out on the road from neighbouring territories (courtyards, parking places, filling stations, undertakings and similar), vehicle driver shall give way to pedestrians and other road traffic participants who are going along the road.

66. When pulling over from the road to neighbouring territory, a vehicle driver shall give way to pedestrians and other road traffic participants the road of whom they are crossing over.

67. In populated areas a vehicle driver shall give way to trolley buses and buses, who are starting to drive from a marked stopover. Trolley bus and bus drivers may start to drive from a stopover only after they have ascertained that the way is given to them.

68. When changing lanes, a vehicle operator shall give way for vehicles which are driving next to them without changing driving direction. When vehicles driving in one direction are changing lanes concurrently, a vehicle driver shall give way to the vehicle which is to the right from him or her.

69. Outside crossroads where tram track roadbed crosses an off-track vehicle carriageway, a tram has priority.

70. Before turning to the right, to the left or turning into the direction opposite to driving direction a vehicle driver shall timely take the corresponding side position on the carriageway intended for off-track vehicles, which is intended for driving in the relevant direction, except the cases, when the turn is to be made in order to drive into the crossroads where roundabout driving is organised (traffic sign 409). Turning to the left or turning into the direction opposite to the driving direction for moped drivers outside populated areas shall be allowed also from the right side of the carriageway, by giving the way for vehicles driving in the same and opposite direction.

71. If in the left side of the driving lane the tram track roadbed is located in one level with it, left turn or turn into direction opposite the driving direction shall be taken from the left side position which is taken on the tram track roadbed of the same direction.

72. If in the crossroads the number of lanes and driving direction in them are determined by the traffic signs 513-518, it is prohibited to drive on the tram track roadbed, except the case if it is included in the driving lane determined in the abovementioned traffic signs.

73. A turn shall be made so as driving out from the crossing point of the carriageways a vehicle will not be in the side of the opposite driving direction.

74. If a tram track roadbed is separated from the rest part of the carriageway or is not located in one level with it, it is allowed to cross tram track roadbed only at the places intended for such purpose.

75. If due to vehicle dimensions or other reasons it is not possible to turn from the relevant side position, a deviation from this requirement is allowed if it disturbs movement of other vehicles.

76. When turning to the left or turning into direction opposite to the driving direction outside crossroads, an off-track vehicle driver shall give way to the vehicles driving in the opposite direction and those vehicles who have started overtaking.

77. If a carriageway is not sufficiently wide in order to turn into the direction opposite the driving direction from the left side position, it is allowed to do it from the right side of the carriageway or right shoulder, not disturbing other road traffic participants. In such case a vehicle driver who is turning into the direction opposite the driving direction, shall give way for vehicles driving in the same direction and opposite driving vehicles.

78. If driving trajectories of vehicles crosses, but driving sequence has not been regulated in this Regulation, the way shall be given by the vehicle driver for whom a vehicle is approaching from the right side.

79. If braking lane is arranged, a vehicle driver who has intended to turn, shall rearrange in the referred to lane in a timely manner and a vehicle driver may reduce driving speed only being on it.

80. If acceleration lane is arranged on the road, a vehicle driver shall drive along it and integrate in the traffic flow by giving the way to those vehicles which are driving along this road.

81. It is prohibited to turn in the direction opposite the driving direction at the following places:

81.1. on pedestrian crossings;

81.2. in tunnels;

81.3. on bridges, scaffold bridges, overpasses and below them;

81.4. on level crossings;

81.5. at the places where the road visibility in at least one direction is less than 100 m.

82. By driving in back motion, a vehicle driver may not hinder other road traffic participants. If it is necessary for the road traffic safety, a vehicle driver shall ask other persons to help to perform the referred to manoeuvre. It is prohibited to drive in back motion on a road which is marked with traffic sign 552.

8. Placement of Vehicles on Carriageway

83. The number of lanes intended for off-track vehicle driving shall be indicated with the relevant road markings or traffic signs, but, if there are no such, the number of driving lanes shall be determined by vehicle drivers themselves by taking into account the width of the carriageway, automobile dimensions and necessary intervals between vehicles.

84. On the roads where road traffic is organised in two direction and there are four or several driving lanes, and also on the roads with one driving lane in each direction, if there is a tram track roadbed in the middle of the carriageway in that side of the road which is intended for the driving in the opposite direction, it is prohibited to drive, except the cases when it is crossed during left turn or turning manoeuvre.

85. Outside populated areas driving shall be done as close to the right edge of the carriageway as possible. If for the driving in one direction is two or several lanes, it is allowed to drive in the left lane only in such case when other driving lanes are occupied, and also in order to turn to the left or turn in the direction opposite the driving direction.

86. In populate areas, when there are three or several lanes for driving in one direction of off-track vehicles, it is allowed to drive in the left side lane only in the following cases:

86.1. if other driving lanes are occupied;

86.2. in order to turn to the left or turn in the direction opposite the driving direction;

86.3. in order to stop a vehicle on the one-way road.

87. It is allowed to drive in the left side lane for lorries and compositions thereof the laden mass of which exceed 3.5 t at populated areas where there are three or several lanes for driving in one direction only in order to turn to the left, to turn in the direction opposite to the driving direction or to stop a vehicle on one-way road for loading or unloading of the cargo.

88. Vehicles for which it is prohibited to exceed or which due to technical reasons cannot exceed driving speed 40 km/h and tractor machinery shall drive only along the right side lane. The abovementioned vehicles and tractor machinery are allowed to drive in other lane only for overtaking, outpacing, bypassing or rearranging before turning to the left or turning in the direction opposite the driving direction.

89. If traffic is intensive in driving lanes, it is allowed to drive along tram track roadbed when bypassing or pulling ahead in the same direction at places where track roadbed is located to the left in one level with the carriageway. In such case tram driving may not be hindered.

90. If in the crossroads the number of lanes and driving directions in them are determined by the traffic signs 513-518, it is prohibited to drive along the tram track roadbed in the crossroads, except the case if it is included in the driving lane determined in the abovementioned traffic signs.

91. It is prohibited to drive along the track roadbed of the opposite direction.

92. If the road is marked with the traffic sign 505, 507, 509 or 510, it is prohibited for drivers of other vehicles to drive along a lane intended for passenger public vehicles and to stop a vehicle on this lane, except taxis, correspondingly registered electric vehicles, for which the plates with the State registration number of the vehicle of special significance have been installed, and, if any of the abovementioned signs are installed together with the additional sign 824 - also bicycles.

93. If a lane for passenger public vehicles is marked with the traffic sign 505 and road designation 940 and arranged in the right side of the carriageway, and is not separated from other part of the carriageway with a solid road surface line, a vehicle driver shall turn to the right from this lane. It is allowed to drive in this lane also in order for the passengers to get in a vehicle or to get out of it, if it does not hinder passenger public vehicle or taxi traffic, and also in order to drive out to the road with such lane.

94. If a bicycle lane marked with the traffic sign 941 (and (or) also with the traffic sign 413 and additional sign 824) is arranged on a carriageway which is separated from the rest part of the carriageway with a wide traffic sign 920, other vehicle drivers are prohibited to drive on the bicycle lane and it is allowed to cross it only at places where the traffic sign 920 is broken.

95. If a carriageway is divided in lanes with road marking lines, a vehicle driver must drive only on lanes. It is allowed to drive on broken road marking lines only when changing lanes.

96. A vehicle driver, when turning to the road marked with the traffic sign 748, is prohibited to drive in a lane which is marked with the traffic sign 927 from both sides. It is allowed to drive in this lane only after passing by the first traffic light abovementioned in Paragraph 48 of this Regulation installed after crossroads.

97. Under intensive traffic circumstances when all driving lanes are occupies, it is allowed to change a lane only in order to turn into the opposite driving direction, to pass by or to stop vehicle.

98. Motor vehicles are prohibited to drive on footpaths, footways, bicycles paths, common footways and bicycles paths, and also bicycle lanes, except road maintenance and public utility service (for example, electricity supply, heating supply) vehicles, if they are carrying out road maintenance, repair works or works for liquidation of consequences of the accident, and specialised tourist vehicles (except on footpaths). Local governments are entitled by the relevant decision to determine a time period when it is allowed to drive and park on these roads (including duration of parking) for vehicles which are servicing trade or other undertakings, to carry out works related to property management (for example, deliver goods, construction materials) in objects which are located directly by these roads, if there are no other possibilities for driving close to them, movement of pedestrians and cyclists are not disturbed and laden mass of the relevant vehicles does not exceed 5 t. When placing a vehicle for parking, information regarding the time when a vehicle is parked shall be placed in a coup by the front window.

9. Driving Speed, Distance and Interval

99. Vehicle driver shall drive with speed which does not exceed determined restrictions, by taking into account road traffic intensity, vehicle and cargo peculiarities and condition, and also road and meteorological conditions (especially visibility in the driving direction).

100. If dangerous obstacles or other danger is established for road traffic which a vehicle driver can notice, he or she must reduce driving speed or stop the vehicle completely, or, not causing dangerousness for other road traffic participants, must drive pass the obstacle.

101. In populated areas driving speed of all vehicles may not exceed 50 km/h, but in living zones, courtyards of multi-residential houses, filling stations and parking areas - 20 km/h. Outside populated areas driving speed of vehicles may not exceed:

101.1. for motorcycles, tricycles, quadricycles, passengers cars, heavy goods vehicles the laden mass of which does not exceed 7.5 t and busses - 90 km/h;

101.2. for automobiles and buses, when towing a trailer, and for heavy goods vehicles the laden mass of which does not exceed 7.5 t and busses - 80 km/h.

102. In road sections where the relevant traffic signs have been installed, vehicles by taking into account the conditions abovementioned in Paragraph 99 of this Regulations, may drive with speed which does not exceed the speed indicated on the traffic sign.

103. In other cases other then abovementioned in Paragraphs 101 and 102 of this Regulations, the driving speed of vehicles may not exceed:

103.1. 60 km/h when carrying passengers outside a cabin in heavy goods vehicles intended for special works, where passenger seats are arranged in a truck type freight room;

103.2. 50 km/h when towing motor vehicles;

103.3. 40 km/h when towing technological aggregates - trailers - referred to in Paragraph 182 of this Regulation;

103.4. 110 km/h when driving on a road marked with the traffic sign 552 for motorcycles, tricycles, quadricycles, passenger cars and heavy goods vehicles the laden mass of which does not exceed 7.5 t, 100 km/h for buses, 90 km/h for automobiles and buses, when towing a trailer, and 90 km/h for heavy goods vehicles the laden mass of which does not exceed 7.5 t, but during a time period from 1 December until 1 March for all abovementioned vehicles - 90 km/h;

103.5. 80 km/h when driving on a road with gravel or broken stone covering;

103.6. 45 km/h for mopeds.

104. A vehicle driver is prohibited:

104.1. to exceed maximum driving speed determined by a vehicles manufacturer;

104.2. to exceed driving speed which in accordance with the requirements referred to in Paragraph 238 of this Regulation is specified on a recognition sign on a vehicle;

104.3. to disturb road traffic driving two slow without any reason;

104.4. to break suddenly if it is not necessary for the road traffic safety.

105. A vehicle drive depending on a driving speed must choose such distance in order for a vehicle driving before could be possible to avoid collision in case of breaking, and he or she must also select such interval which ensures road traffic safety.

106. Outside populated areas the vehicle (compositions of vehicles) drivers referred to in Paragraphs 241 and 243 of this Regulation must keep such distance between his or her vehicle and a vehicle driving before him or her in order for the overtaking vehicles could easily rearrange in the right side of the road. This requirement is not in effect if a vehicle driver is going to overtake, and also under intensive road traffic circumstances.

10. Overtaking, Changing with a Vehicle Driving Opposite and Outpacing

107. Prior to begin overtaking a vehicle driver must ascertain that:

107.1. none vehicle driver driving behind him or her, to whom he or she could hinder, has not started overtaking;

107.2. a vehicle driver driving along the same lane before him or her does not show a left turn signal;

107.3. vehicles driving opposite direction will not be disturbed during overtaking;

107.4. after overtaking he or she could return in the previous driving lane (side of the carriageway), not disturbing a vehicle to be overtaken.

108. A vehicle driver to be overtaken is prohibited to disturb overtaking (to increase driving speed and similar).

109. It is prohibited to overtake at the following places:

109.1. regulated crossroads;

109.2. non-regulated crossroads, except the case, if overtaking takes place on a priority road in respect of the road to be crossed;

109.3. on level crossings and less than 100 m before them;

109.4. in the end of upward road, dangerous turns and other road sections where visibility is limited by parked vehicles, buildings, plantings and similar;

109.5. on pedestrian crossings, at the places where a carriageway is crossed by a bicycle path, pedestrian and bicycle path or common pedestrian and bicycle path and in tunnels.

110. In order to let to pass by a vehicle driving faster without disturbing other road traffic participants, it is allowed to rearrange and to drive temporary along a shoulder, if it has asphalt or asphalt-concrete surfacing. If outside populated areas the road width or carriageway condition, by taking into account the intensity of vehicle traffic driving opposite, does not allow to overtake slowly driving, large dimension vehicle or vehicle driving with a certain limited speed, its driver, by not disturbing other road traffic participants, must drive as close to the right side (shoulder) of the road as possible, an also, where appropriate, must stop a vehicle and let to bass by vehicles which have made a traffic jam behind it.

111. If changing with opposite driving vehicle is hindered, a vehicle driver, in whose side an obstacle (hindrance) is located, must give way a vehicle driving opposite. If there are obstacles on steep upward or downward roads, which are marked with the traffic sign 110 and 110, the way shall be given by a downward driving vehicle driver.

112. In order to pay attention of a vehicle driver who is being overtaken, it is allowed to give signals by switching lamp lights in accordance with the requirements referred to in Paragraph 170 of this Regulation.

113. Outside populated areas on roads with two or several driving lanes in one direction it is prohibited to outpace a vehicle driving before in the same lane using the right side, except the case when it shows a left turn signal and has started a manoeuvre.

11. Stopping and Parking

114. Stopping and parking of vehicles are allowed on the right side of the road as far to the right on the shoulder as possible, but in case there is no such - on the edge of the carriageway where it is possible to drive without infringing the requirements of this Regulation. If extensions have been established on the edge of the carriageway for such purpose, stopping and parking are allowed in these extensions.

115. In populated areas it is allowed to stop and park also on the left side of the road as far to the left on the shoulder as possible, but in case there is no such - on the edge of the carriageway or extensions thereof on the following roads:

115.1. on the roads with one driving lane in each direction, if there is no tram track roadbed in the middle of the carriageway;

115.2. on one way roads (for heavy goods vehicles and compositions thereof the laden mass of which exceeds 3.5 t - only for loading or unloading of freight).

116. It is allowed to stop vehicles and to use one-row parallel parking on the edge of the carriageway. Motorcycles without side-car, two-wheel mopeds and bicycles are allowed to park in two rows.

117. In parking places by the footpath, if the parking place is marked with the traffic sign 529, 537 or 539 and additional sign 830-839, it is allows to park motorcycles, tricycles, quadricycles and passenger cars without trailers in the indicated way, but is the parking place is marked with the additional sign 830 or 831 - also passenger cars with trailers as indicated with the relevant additional sign and road markings. Vehicles must be placed in one row as close to the carriageway as possible in parking places on a footpath. It is allowed to park on a footpath for bicycles, two-wheel mopeds and motorcycles without sidecars if it does not disturb movement of pedestrians.

118. It is prohibited to leave a vehicle on a road for a long time. Continued parking (rest, staying a night and similar) outside populated areas is allowed only in parking places or outside road frontiers.

119. A vehicle driver may leave the place of a vehicle driver only then, if all the necessary has been carried out in order to prevent movement of a vehicle from its place, but to leave a vehicle - when the possibility to use the vehicle without driver's consent is prevented.

120. It is prohibited to open the doors of a vehicle, if it endangers road traffic safety or hinder other road traffic participants.

121. It is prohibited to stop and park:

121.1. on a tram track roadbed or direct vicinity thereof, if it disturbs tram driving;

121.2. on level crossings and in tunnels;

121.3. on bridges, scaffold bridges, overpasses and below them;

121.4. at the places where a distance between a solid road marking line, central reserve or the opposite edge of the carriageway and stopped vehicle is less than 3 m;

121.5. on pedestrian crossings, at the places where a carriageway is crossed by a bicycle path, pedestrian and bicycle path or common pedestrian and bicycle path and less than 5 m from these places;

121.6. in crossroads and less than 5 m before it, except stopping and parking against lateral road in a three-way crossroads with a solid road marking 920 or 921 or a central reserve. The requirements referred to in this Sub-paragraph shall not apply to the places where one can drive out on the carriageway from neighbouring territory (courtyard, parking place, petrol station, undertaking and similar);

121.7. less than 25 m before and 10 m after traffic sign 541 or 542, and also taxi parking places marked with the traffic sign 543, except cases when it is necessary for getting in of passengers in a vehicle or for getting off it and if it does not disturb the traffic of passenger public vehicles or taxis;

121.8. at the places where a vehicle covers traffic light signals or traffic signs for other vehicle drivers;

121.9. on footpaths, footways, footways and bicycle paths, common footways and bicycle paths, bicycle paths and bicycle lanes, except the cases abovementioned in Paragraph 117 of this Regulation;

121.10. on acceleration and braking lanes;

121.11. in the operation range of the traffic sign 326;

121.12. at the places where the edge of the carriageway is marked with the road marking 920, and also at the places where the edge or shoulder of the carriageway is marked with the road marking 943 or 947;

121.13. outside populated areas close to dangerous turns and other places where visibility in one direction is less than 100 m.

122. It is prohibited to park:

122.1. outside populated areas less than 100 m from a level crossing, but in populated areas - less than 50 m from it;

122.2. at other places where a parked vehicle may prevent driving (driving in or driving out) for other vehicles or disturb movement of pedestrians;

122.3. 327. in a operation range of the traffic sign - on odd or even dates accordingly - in the operation of the traffic sign 328 or 329, and also on all roads in the territory where driving in is marked with the traffic sign 523;

122.4. at the places where the edge of the carriageway is marked with the road marking 944, and also at the places where the edge or shoulder of the carriageway is marked with the road marking 943 or 945.

123. In case of forced stopping at places where stopping or parking is prohibited, a vehicle driver must do all possible in order to release the carriageway and deliver a vehicle at place where stopping or parking is not prohibited.

12. Driving in Crossroads

124. When turning to the right or left, but, if flows of vehicles driving in opposite directions are separated by a central reserve - also when turning into the direction opposite driving direction, a vehicle driver must give way for pedestrians and cyclists, who are crossing carriageway to which he or she is making a turn.

125. It is prohibited to drive in crossroads or crossing point of carriageways if a traffic jam has formed which could force a vehicle driver to stop the vehicle in the crossroads or crossing point of carriageways and disturb driving for other vehicles.

12.1. Regulated Crossroads

126. When turning to the left or turning in the direction opposite driving direction, when it is allowed by a traffic light signal, a vehicle driver must give way for vehicle drivers who are driving straight in the opposite direction or turn to the right.

127. If traffic regulator or traffic light signals allow to drive concurrently for a tram and off-track vehicles, the tram has priority regardless of the driving direction thereof.

128. When driving in the direction indicated by arrow, which is lighted in an additional section together with red or yellow signal of traffic lights, a vehicle driver (also tram driver) must give way foe vehicle drivers driving from other directions.

129. A vehicle driver, who has drive in the crossroads when it was permitted by the traffic light signal, must drive out from the crossroads in the intended direction regardless of the traffic light signal which is installed before driving out of the crossroads. If in the crossroads before traffic lights, which are located on the road along which a vehicle driver is driving, the traffic sign 546 is located, a vehicle driver must take into account signals of each traffic light.

130. When permitting signal is lighted on a traffic light, a vehicle driver must give way for those vehicle drivers who are driven in the crossroads, when it was permitted by the traffic light signal, and also for pedestrians who have not managed to cross the carriageway.

131. If a traffic light is switched off or it is working in blinking yellow light mode, a vehicle driver must observe regulations for crossing non-regulated crossroads and requirements of the priority traffic signs installed before the crossroads.

12.2. Non-regulated Crossroads

132. In crossroads without priority to the right a vehicle driver who is driving along a minor road shall give way to vehicle drivers who are approaching to the crossroads along the priority road.

133. In crossroads with priority to the right a vehicle driver shall give way to such vehicle driver who is approaching from the right side.

134. In crossroads with priority to the right, and also in crossroads without priority to the right, if vehicles are located on the road of mutual priority to the right, a tram driver has priority regardless of his or her driving direction in respect of off-track vehicle drivers.

135. If the priority road changes direction in the crossroads, vehicle drivers, who are driving along the priority road, shall mutually follow regulations for crossing the crossroads with priority to the right. These regulations shall be mutually followed also by those vehicle drivers who are driving along a minor road.

136. When turning to the left or turning in the direction opposite driving direction, way shall be given by off-track vehicle drivers to those vehicle drivers which are driving along the road with priority to the right in straight direction or turning to the right. These regulations shall be mutually followed also by tram drivers.

137. A vehicle driver who is driving along the priority road, when turning to the left or turning in the direction opposite driving direction, must give way to those vehicle drivers who have started overtaking.

138. If priority traffic signs are not installed before crossroads, and also if on the road to be crossed the sign 206 or 207 is not installed before the crossroads and a driver cannot determine whether the road has covering (during the dark hours of the day or if the road is covered by mud, snow and similar), a vehicle driver must consider that he or she is driving along a minor road.

13. Road Traffic in Living Zones

139. In a living zone, refilling stations and parking places pedestrians and cyclists are permitted to move along footpaths and along carriageway in the entire width thereof.

140. In a living zone, refilling stations and territory of parking places pedestrians and cyclists have priority, however they are prohibited to disturb unjustifiably driving of other vehicles.

141. Parking of vehicles in living zones is permitted only at specially designed parking places. If there are not such parking places or if they are occupied, parking of vehicles is permitted only at the places where it does not disturb movement of pedestrians or driving of other vehicles.

142. In a living zone it is prohibited:

142.1. to teach to drive a vehicle;

142.2. to park vehicles with started engine for more than five minutes;

142.3. to drive in for heavy goods vehicle the laden mass of which exceeds 5 t, and also tractor machinery (except cases, when it is necessary for loading, unloading of the freight or for performance of work) and buses the length of which exceeds 6 m (except cases when it is necessary for getting in or off from it by passengers).

143. When driving out from a living zone, a vehicle driver must give way to other road traffic participants.

144. The requirements referred to in this Chapter shall apply also to courtyards of multi-residential houses.

14. Pedestrian Crossings and Passenger Public Transport Stops

145. A vehicle driver, when approaching to a non-regulated pedestrian crossing, must reduce driving speed or stop a vehicle before a pedestrian crossing, in order to give way for pedestrians who are crossing the carriageway along a pedestrian crossing or is headed to it, and also for cyclists who are crossing a carriageway along a pedestrian crossing or is headed to it, if they could be disturbed or endangered.

146. If before non-regulated pedestrian crossing a vehicle is stopped or other vehicles reduce driving speed, when approaching to a non-regulated pedestrian crossing, a vehicle driver may continue driving only after having ascertained that pedestrians or cyclists are not before vehicles.

147. In any case (also outside pedestrian crossings) a vehicle driver must give way to blind pedestrians who are showing a signal with a white spoke.

148. On a regulated pedestrian crossing and in crossroads, when a permitting signal is lighted on a traffic light or permitting signal is showed by a traffic regulator, a vehicle driver shall give possibility for pedestrians and cyclists to finish crossing of the crossroads.

149. It is prohibited to drive on a pedestrian crossing if the traffic jam has formed behind it which may force a vehicle driver to stop the vehicle on it and disturb movement of pedestrians or cyclists.

150. A vehicle driver shall give way to pedestrians who are going to a stopped tram in a stop (in the middle of the road) of the same driving direction or are coming from it.

151. When approaching to a stopped vehicle for which a recognition sign for carriage of children group is installed, a vehicle driver must drive with such speed in order, where appropriate, to be able to stop a vehicle and to let to pass by children who are crossing the carriageway.

15. Crossing of Level Crossings

152. When crossing a level crossing, a vehicle driver shall give way to a train (locomotive, draisine) which is approaching.

153. A vehicle driver shall ascertain before a level crossing if the train is approaching and take into account the position of the barrier, light alarm, traffic signs and road markings, and also instructions and signals of the attendant of the level crossing. It is prohibited to drive if the attendant of the level crossing, by standing with his or her chest or back against a driver, signals with a nod lifted above his or her head or arms lifted on sides.

154. It is prohibited to drive on a level crossing, if a barrier is closed or starts to close or is prohibitory signal is lighted on a traffic light (regardless of the position of the barrier, and also if there is no such). If a traffic light is not working or only a white blinking signal is lighted on, but the barrier is opened or if there is no such, a vehicle driver may drive across the level crossing only after having ascertained if the train is not approaching.

155. In order to pass by an approaching train, and also in other cases when it is prohibited to cross the level crossing, a vehicle driver must stop a vehicle directly before a stop line (the road marking 929), but if there is no such - before the road marking 546 or 207; if there are no such - at least 5 m before the barrier; if there is no such - at least 10 m from the nearest track of the railway; if the level crossing is equipped with a traffic light - before the traffic light. Starting to drive after stopping a vehicle, a vehicle driver shall ascertain once more if the train is not approaching.

156. It is prohibited to drive on a level crossing if:

156.1. a traffic jam has formed after it which may force a vehicle driver to stop a vehicle on the level crossing;

156.2. a stopped vehicle is located on it in the relevant driving direction. If there is a crashed vehicle on a level crossing, other drivers must do all possible in order to release level crossing above it.

157. In case of forced stopping on a level crossing a vehicle driver must let a passenger to get out and do all possible in order to release a level crossing. If the vehicle cannot drive off the level crossing, a driver, where appropriate, must inform the rescue service and act in the following way:

157.1. if possible, send people in the direction along the track road on both sides (each - in the distance of 1000 m from the level crossing ), if there is only one person - in the direction where the track road is less visible, and he or she must explain how to demonstrate stop signal for a train driver in order to stop the approaching train;

157.2. stay in the vicinity of the vehicle and give general alarm signal;

157.3. when the train appears, he or she must run towards it, by demonstrating stop signal. The stop signal shall be demonstrated, by circling arms, during a day - by holding a cloth of bright colour in a hand or other object of good visibility, at night - a lighted torch or lantern. A general alarm signal is a series of sound signal which consist of one long and three short signals.

158. A vehicle driver is prohibited:

158.1. to carry non-prepared equipment and machinery (agricultural machinery, road building machinery, construction machinery and similar) over a level crossing;

158.2. to cross level crossings at places other than intended for such purpose;

158.3. to pass by vehicles which are stopped before a level crossing, if the movement across the level crossing is prohibited and bypassing is related to driving in that side of road which is intended for driving in the opposite direction;

158.4. to open arbitrary the barrier or pass by it.

159. A level crossing may be crossed by a permit of the head of the track repair and maintenance by the following vehicles:

159.1. vehicles the dimensions of which with a freight or without it in the width thereof exceeds 5 m or in the height from the carriageway surface - 4.5 m;

159.2. vehicles or compositions thereof the actual mass of which exceeds 52 t.

16. Use of External Lighting Equipment

160. During the light hours of the day mechanical vehicles and trams shall drive with daytime running, daytime headlights or front fog-lamps lighted on.

161. When driving during dark hours of the day, the following external lighting equipment shall be lighted on for vehicles:

161.1. for motor vehicles - daytime headlights or front fog-lamps, and also marker lamps and number plate lighting;

161.2. for trailers - marker lamps and number plate lighting.

162. When driving under non-sufficient visibility conditions, the following external lighting equipment shall be lighted on for vehicles:

162.1. for motor vehicles - daytime headlights, main-beam headlights or front fog-lamps, and also marker lamps and number plate lighting;

162.2. for trailers - marker lamps and number plate lighting.

163. A vehicle driver shall switch main-beam headlights to daytime headlights:

163.1. in populated areas, if the road is sufficiently and evenly lighted;

163.2. at least in the distance of 150 m from a vehicle driving opposite or in the larger distance, if the driver of the vehicle driving opposite is signalling regarding necessity to switch the headlights, by switching headlights on regular intervals;

163.3. if other drivers can be dazzled (also those who are driving in the same direction). If a vehicle driver is dazzled, he or she must switch on emergency lights and, not changing driving lane, reduce driving speed or stop the vehicle.

164. When stopping and parking on a road outside populated areas during the dark hours of the day or under non-sufficient visibility conditions, marker lamps shall be lighted for motor vehicles and their trailers. If there is thick fog, it is raining or snowing intensively and similar, it is allowed to switch on also daytime headlights or front and rear fog lamps.

165. When stopping and parking in populated areas in non-lighted road section during the dark hours of the day or under non-sufficient visibility conditions, marker lamps shall be lighted for motor vehicles and their trailers, but motor vehicles without trailers are allowed to switch on parking lights instead of marker lamps in the side of carriageway. If there is thick fog, it is raining or snowing intensively and similar, it is allowed to switch on also daytime headlights or front and rear fog lamps.

166. When stopping and parking in populated areas during the dark hours of the day or under non-sufficient visibility conditions, it is allowed not to switch on marker lamps or parking lights in road sections where the stopped vehicle is visible in a sufficient distance for other drivers.

167. When driving it is allowed to switch on front fog lamps:

167.1. under non-sufficient visibility conditions - separately or together with daytime headlights;

167.2. during the dark hours of the day in non-lighted road section - together with daytime headlights.

168. Rear fog lamps are allowed to switch on only in case of thick fog, when it is raining or snowing intensively and similar.

169. Headlights and turning lights are allowed to be switched on only for those vehicles for which the status of operative vehicles have been granted, if other vehicle drivers are not dazzled.

170. In order to pay attention of other road traffic participants, the following signalling is allowed with headlights:

170.1. during the light hours of the day - with short-term switching on of main-beam headlights;

170.2. during the dark hours of the day - with repeated short-time (daytime headlights - main-beam headlights) switching of headlights, if other vehicle drivers are not dazzled.

171. Emergency light signalling shall be lighted on for a motor vehicle to be towed at any time of the day and night. If there is no emergency light signalling or if it does not work, an emergency sign shall be attached in the back of the vehicle.

17. Use of Sound Signal, Emergency Light Signalling and Emergency Sign

172. It is allowed to use sound signal only in order to prevent dangerous situations for road traffic, but outside populated areas - also in order to attract attention of other road traffic participants.

173. Emergency light signalling shall be lighted on (except the cases when a motor vehicle is not equipped with such or it does not operate) and emergency sign shall be placed on the road in the following cases:

173.1. in case of forced stopping at places where it is prohibited to stop or park, or at the places where due to visibility, meteorological conditions, driving speed of other vehicles, condition of road surface and similar stopped vehicle may cause threats to road traffic safety;

173.2. if a road traffic accident has occurred or the freight has dropped or spilled;

173.3. when stopping and parking on a road outside populated areas during the dark hours of the day or under non-sufficient visibility conditions, if any of front or rear marker lamps are not lighted.

174. When driving, emergency light signalling shall be lighted also in the following cases:

174.1. when a vehicle driver is dazzled;

174.2. for a vehicle to be towed;

174.3. if a vehicle has any of the damages referred to in Paragraph 223 of this Regulation.

175. An emergency sign shall be placed on a road in such distance from a vehicle, in order to warn timely other vehicle drivers regarding danger. In any case the distance from the emergency sign until a vehicle shall be the following:

175.1. in populated areas - not less than 15 m;

175.1. outside populated areas - not less than 100 m.

18. Towing of Vehicles

176. It is allowed to tow motor vehicles:

176.1. by using flexible or direct hitch;

176.2. by partly placing a motor vehicle to be towed on a towing vehicle (in a load bin or on a special supporting equipment).

177. By towing with direct or flexible hitch, a vehicle driver must be by the steer if the motor vehicle to be towed, except the case when a direct hitch construction ensure controllability of the motor vehicle to be towed.

178. Direct hitch between a towing motor vehicle and motor vehicle to be towed shall ensure the distance which does not exceed 4 m, but for a flexible hitch this distance shall be from 4 to 6 m. A flexible hitch shall be marked so as other road traffic participants could notice it in a timely manner.

179. Tractor machinery with laden mass above 4000 kg during a time period from 1 April until 1 October may tow two two-axle or three-axle trailers equipped with work brakes, but during a time period from 1 October until 1 November - only during the light hours of the day.

180. It is prohibited to tow:

180.1. more than one motor vehicle;

180.2. a motor vehicle for which a steering unit is damaged (such vehicle is allowed to be towed by partly placing it on a towing vehicle);

180.3. if actual mass of a motor vehicle, the brakes of which are damaged, is greater than a half of the actual mass of the towing motor vehicle;

180.4. with a flexible hitch, if the system of work brakes of the motor vehicle to be towed is damaged;

180.5. with a flexible hitch during ice-crusted ground;

180.6. with a motorcycle without a sidecar, except the case when it is intended by the manufacturer of the motorcycle and if the motorcycle without a sidecar tows a trailer intended specially for such purpose;

180.7. a bicycle or a two-wheel moped, and also a motorcycle without a sidecar;

180.8. more than one trailer, except the case referred to in Paragraph 179 of this Regulation;

180.9. a trailer the mass of which exceeds the mass of the trailer intended for towing laid down by the manufacturer of a towing vehicle;

180.10. during the dark hours of the day or under non-sufficient visibility conditions - the technological aggregates referred to in Paragraph 182 of this Regulation - trailer;

180.11. tractor machinery trailer with automobile.

181. When towing a flexible or solid hitch, it is prohibited to carry passengers outside a cabin in heavy goods vehicle to be towed intended for special works, where passenger seats are arranged in a truck type freight room, and also in a bus or trolleybus to be towed. If an automobile to be towed is partly placed on a towing motor vehicle, passengers are allowed to be present only in a cabin of a towing motor vehicle.

182. A temporary movement of a technological aggregate - trailer (for example, a compressor, generator, living coach of builders) along roads shall mean towing thereof from one object to another (regardless of the distance) where it will be used for the intended works.

19. Carriage of Passengers

183. It is prohibited to carry a larger number of passengers in a vehicle than it is indicated in a vehicle registration document or as indicated (intended) by a manufacturer of a vehicle. Passengers shall be carried so as they do not disturb a vehicle driver and do not restrict his or visibility. It is allowed to carry passengers in passenger cars and lorries only in the seats intended for such purpose, but in buses - also in standing areas intended for this purpose.

184. When carrying children groups which are heading to excursions, sporting events and similar, at least one adult attendant shall be present in a bus. In front and back of such vehicle a recognition sign shall be attached in conformity with the requirements referred to in Paragraph 233 of this Regulation.

185. If a child the height of which does not exceed 150 cm is carried in an automobile the seats of which are equipped with safety belts, a child shall be located in a child seat or pad, which is installed in conformity with the instructions of the manufacturer thereof, and shall be fastened with a safety belt.

186. When carrying a person with disabilities in a wheelchair, it shall be fastened with a safety belt to the wheelchair which is fastened in a vehicle.

187. It is prohibited to carry passengers in a heavy goods vehicle outside the cabin thereof. This prohibition shall not apply to:

187.1. vehicles of the Ministry of the Interior and the National armed Forces (the procedures for carriage of passengers in such cases shall be determined by the laws and regulations of the relevant authority);

187.2. heavy goods vehicles intended for special works, where passenger seats are arranged in a truck type freight room and which are registered in accordance with the laid down procedures.

188. It is allowed to carry passengers in the cases referred to in Paragraph 187 of this Regulation for those vehicle drivers who have the right to drive vehicles conforming to category C, but, if the number of passengers (excluding a vehicle driver) exceeds eight persons - for vehicle drivers who have the right to drive vehicles conforming to the category D1 or D accordingly.

189. It is prohibited to carry:

189.1. passengers outside a cabin of the tractor machinery, in a trailer (semi-trailer) and luggage compartment of a motorcycle;

189.2. children younger than three years in an automobile where seats are not equipped with safety belts;

189.3. children the height of which does not exceed 150 cm, in front seat of the automobile the seats of which are not equipped with safety belts, and also with a two-wheel moped, motorcycle, tricycle, quadricycle or snow motorcycle, except the case when a child can hold the balance and reach feet supports or is sitting on a seat corresponding for its age and weight.

20. Carriage of Cargo

190. The mass and load distribution on axles of the cargo to be carried may not exceed the values laid down by the manufacturer of the relevant vehicle.

191. A cargo shall be placed in a vehicle and, where appropriate, fixed in conformity with the requirements laid down in the laws and regulations regarding placement and fixing of piece goods in road transport so as:

191.1. not to endanger road traffic participants, not to fall and drag along the road;

191.2. not to limit visibility for a vehicle driver;

191.3. not to influence vehicle stability and disturb control thereof;

191.4. not to cover external lighting devices, light reflectors, number plates and recognition signs, and also not to disturb to perceive signals given manually;

191.5. not to cause noise, make ash and pollute or litter environment.

192. It is allowed to carry cargo with a passenger car in rear part thereof, by using a stand especially intended for such purpose which together with cargo or without it partly or completely covers external lighting devices, light reflectors, State number plates or recognition signs, if the stand is equipped with duplicating external lighting devices, light reflectors and State number attachment place with appropriate number plate lighting.

193. A cargo shall be marked in conformity with the requirements referred to in Paragraph 239 of this Regulation, if:

193.1. in front or rear area it is protruded outside vehicle dimensions for more than 1 m;

193.2. in width it is protruded for more than 0.4 m from the external side of front or rear marker lamps.

194. If dimensions of lorries the laden mass of which exceeds 3.5 t, buses and trailers thereof, and also dimensions of vehicle compositions with a cargo or without it, with removable equipment (for example, loader) or without it, actual mass or axle load of which exceeds the values referred to in Annex 2 of this Regulation, a permit for driving along roads shall be obtained in accordance with the laws and regulations regarding carriage of large dimension and heavyweight carriages.

195. Police employees or customs officials may request inspection of dimensions, actual mass and axle load for lorries, trailers (semi-trailers) thereof and buses.

21. Driving Training

196. A driving school instructor of educational institutions shall have a driving licence of appropriate category and instructor's certificate. It is allowed to train to drive individually by a vehicle driver whose length of service as a vehicle driver of appropriate category is at least three years. It is allowed to train individually only one person concurrently in the road traffic.

197. A person, who is training to drive a moped, motorcycle, tricycle, quadricycle, automobile or bus, shall hold a driving training permit or a document regarding the right to drive motor vehicles. Upon request of police employees this document shall be given for inspection.

198. Training travels on roads may take place only at the presence of the trainer (vehicle driver) and after the person to be trained has sufficiently acquired driving skills. During training travels with automobile or bus a person to be trained shall be in the driver seat, but a trainer - in front passenger seat. A person to be trained shall know and observe the requirements of this Regulation. Time periods and roads along which from 7.00 to 10.00 and from 16.00 to 20.00 training travels are prohibited shall be determined by a local government city council in the administrative territory thereof.

199. Motor vehicles which are used for driving training shall have a recognition sign in conformity with the requirements referred to in Paragraphs 235, 236 and 237 of this Regulation.

22. Additional Requirements for Cyclists

200. Cyclists shall travel along a bicycle lane, a bicycle path or footway and bicycle path of the relevant direction as close to the right side as possible. If there are no such or they are distant from the road, cyclists are allowed:

200.1. to travel along a carriageway in one row as close to the right side of the carriageway (driving lane) as possible. It is allowed to drive out farther on a carriageway in the following cases:

200.1.1. to pass by, outpace, overtake;

200.1.2. to continue to travel in the selected direction in populated areas where there are no more than two lanes for driving in one direction, if the farthest right lane is arranged for the right turn;

200.1.3. when accompanying children younger than 12 years;

200.2. to travel along a shoulder giving the way for pedestrians;

200.3. to travel along footpath if driving along a carriageway, by taking into account road traffic intensity, road and meteorological conditions, is not possible, is disturbed or dangerous. When travelling along the footpath, cyclists shall select such travelling speed in order pedestrians are not endangered or disturbed and, where appropriate, shall travel with such speed which does not exceed movement speed of pedestrians. Cyclists shall in no way endanger or disturb pedestrians. Pedestrians, while moving along the footpath, have priority. When travelling along a footpath at the places where trajectories of cyclists cross with the driving trajectories of other vehicles, the cyclists shall assess a distance up to vehicles which are approaching, and also assess driving speed thereof and ascertain regarding safety.

201. Children younger than 12 years and cyclists accompanying then are entitled not to observe the requirements abovementioned in Paragraph 200 of this Regulation regarding travelling along a bicycle lane or carriageway, and they are allowed to travel along a footpath. Children younger than 12 years, when travelling with a bicycle, shall put on and fasten a protective helmet.

202. Cyclists shall travel with speed which does not endanger road traffic safety. Cyclists are allowed to cross a carriageway along imagined continuation of a footpath or shoulder, and also not disturbing pedestrians - along pedestrian crossings. Before crossing a carriageway cyclists shall timely reduce travelling speed and, where it is necessary for road traffic safety, stop a bicycle. When crossing a carriageway along imagined continuation of a footpath, cyclists shall travel with a speed which does not exceed movement speed of pedestrians and give way for vehicles which are driving along the road to be crossed.

203. At places, where outside crossroads a bicycle path, footway and bicycle path or common footway and bicycle path crosses a carriageway and road traffic is not regulated, cyclists, who are travelling along these roads, shall give way to vehicles which are driving along the road to be crossed.

204. Before turning to the left or turning into direction opposite driving direction in crossroads in populated areas cyclists shall evaluate the type of the road (one way, two-way, number of lanes, permitted driving directions on them and similar), traffic intensity and select the safest type of performance of manoeuvre so as not the cause dangerous situations for the traffic:

204.1. at the places where bicycle path, footway and bicycle path or common footway and bicycle path is not arranged, a cyclist shall cross the place of carriageway crossing along the right side of carriageway, by giving the way for vehicles driving straight in the same direction and for those road traffic participants which in accordance with driving regulations have priority in crossroads;

204.2. on roads where road traffic is organised in two directions and where there is one lane in each direction, turning to the left or turning in the direction opposite driving direction shall be carried out in the way abovementioned in Sub-paragraph 204.1 or from the left side situation which is taken on the carriageway;

204.3. if there are two lanes for the driving in the relevant direction and a separate lane is arranged for the driving to the left, turning to the left or turning in the direction opposite driving direction shall be carried out in the way abovementioned in Sub-paragraph 204.1 (except the case, when the right side lane is arranged for driving only to the right) or from the right side of the leftmost lane.

205. In populated areas outside crossroads cyclists are allowed to turn to the left or turn in the direction opposite travelling direction from the right side of the carriageway, but on the roads where road traffic is organised in two directions with one lane for each direction - also from the leftmost situation which is taken on the carriageway.

206. A cyclist shall be allowed to turn to the left or turn into the direction opposite to the driving direction outside populated areas only from the right side of the carriageway (right shoulder), by giving the way for vehicles driving in the same and opposite direction.

207. A bicycle shall be in technical order. A bicycle shall be equipped with brakes.

208. A red light reflector shall be in the back part of trailers of bicycles.

209. When travelling during the dark hours of the day or under non-sufficient visibility conditions, a bicycle shall be equipped with light reflectors on both sides, on both sides of wheels thereof; it shall be equipped with red reflector in front, but in back part with red reflector, and also a white light lamp shall be lighted on in front, but in back - a red light lamp. If there are no lamps or they do not work, a cyclist shall wear a reflecting vest or clothes with light reflecting material elements of good visibility.

210. A cyclist is prohibited:

210.1. to travel with a bicycle not holding the steer;

210.2. to drive, by holding to another driving vehicle;

210.3. to transport goods which disturb control or endanger other road traffic participants;

210.4. to carry passengers with a bicycle if it is not manufactured for such purpose. It is allowed to carry children with a bicycle in the age up to seven years with put on and fastened protective helmet, if additional seats and safe footsteps for foot support are installed;

210.5. to tow other vehicles, except trailers, which are manufactured especially for such purpose;

210.6. to move along a road which is marked with the traffic sign 552.

211. Cyclists during training lessons or organised competitions, if they are accompanied in accordance with the laid down procedures by specially equipped automobiles, are entitled not to observe the requirements referred to in Paragraphs 200, 207, 208 and 209 of this Regulation, if the road traffic safety is ensured.

212. The conditions for use and travel route for bicycles manufactured especially for the carriage of passengers or for advertising purposes, the width of which exceeds 1 m and which are intended for the provision of commercial services, by evaluating the public necessity and safety criteria thereof, shall be determined by a local government city council.

23. Additional Requirements for Cart Operators, Riders and Drovers

213. Persons younger than 16 years are not allowed to operate a cart, ride or goad animals on roads. Persons in the age from 12 to 16 years may help to goad animals.

214. It is allowed to operate a cart, to ride and goad animals along a shoulder, but if there is no shoulder or it is not possible to move along it - along the carriageway as close to the right side of the carriageway as possible. It is allowed to goad animals along roads only during the light hours of the day.

215. When driving along roads during the dark hours of the day or under non-sufficient visibility conditions, light reflectors shall be present - white light reflectors in front of the cart, but in rear part - red light reflectors which are located at places of good visibility and mark the dimensions of the cart (with cargo or without it) in width. It is prohibited to cover light reflectors.

216. Cart operators, when driving out from a minor road to a priority road, at the places where the road is not sufficiently visible or visibility is limited (rapid road turns, tress, buildings and similar), animals shall be led by bridle.

217. Cart operators and persons, who are goading animals or herds, are prohibited:

217.1. to goad animals over railway track roadbed and over the road outside specially indicated places;

217.2. to leave animals on the road without supervision;

217.3. to goad animals along asphalt-concrete and cement-concrete covering roads, except the cases, when it is necessary to cross them;

217.4. to led a cart and goad a herd while under the influence of alcoholic beverages, narcotic, psychotropic or other intoxicating substances;

217.5. to control a cart and goad a herd, while being sick, under influence of medicinal products or tired to such extent that it affects the ability to control the cart or to goad the herd safely, to carry out the laid down obligations of the road traffic participant and may endanger other road traffic participants.

24. Technical Condition and Equipment of Vehicles

218. Bus, passenger car and lorry shall be equipped with:

218.1. emergency sign;

218.2. first aid kit (for a bus where there are more than 25 seats - with two first aid kits);

218.3. fire-extinguisher (for a bus where there are more than nine seats - with to extinguishers).

219. During a time period from 1 December until 1 March an automobile and bus the laden mass of which does not exceed 3,5 t shall be equipped with tires which are intended for driving under winter conditions. During a time period from 1 May until 1 October it is prohibited to drive with a vehicle which has tires with studs.

220. A motorcycles with a sidecar shall be equipped with emergency sign and first aid kit.

221. Equipment, mechanisms and devices intended by the manufacturer shall be installed on a moped and they shall operate in all intended modes. A moped shall be equipped with two mutually not related brakes, in front with daytime headlights, but in rear - red headlights and read light reflector, sound signal, upright support and noise suppressor. A moped, which is manufactured after 1 January 2001, shall be additionally equipped with a rear brake signal headlight, light direction indicators, number lighting lamp, rear-view mirrors and speed measuring device (speedometer).

222. It is prohibited to drive a vehicle if it has any of the following damages:

222.1. both daytime headlights are not lighted during the dark hours of the day;

222.2. under non-sufficient visibility conditions both daytime headlights and concurrently both front fog-lamps are not lighted;

222.3. while it is raining or snowing front windscreen wiper is not working in the vehicle driver side;

222.4. steering device damages do not allow a vehicle driver to make a manoeuvre;

222.5. the system of work brakes does not allow for a vehicle driver to stop a vehicle;

222.6. a towing device and trailer (semi-trailer) coupling device have damages which during driving may cause coupling breakage;

222.7. dangerous damages, which endanger road traffic safety, have been discovered for a vehicle during the roadworthiness test or roadside check;

222.8. the depth of tire protectors is less than the minimum depth laid down in the laws and regulations regarding the roadworthiness test or roadside check.

223. If a vehicle has any of the following damages of external lighting devices, it is allowed to drive to a parking place or repair place with emergency lights switched on or with emergency sign attached in the rear part of the vehicle (only in the case of damage of the external lighting devices):

223.1. none of signal braking signal lamps is switched on;

223.2. during the dark hours of the day or under non-sufficient visibility conditions none of rear marker lamps or none of number plate lighting lamps are switched on;

223.3. any of daytime headlights are not lighted during the dark hours of the day;

223.4. under non-sufficient visibility conditions any of daytime headlights and concurrently any front fog-lamps are not switched on.

224. If any of front or rear marker lamps is not switched on for a parked motor vehicle or trailer thereof during the dark hours of the day or under non-sufficient visibility conditions on the road outside populated areas, a vehicle driver must try all the possible to drive the vehicle off the road, but, in case it is not possible to do, it shall be marked in conformity with the requirements abovementioned in Paragraph 175 of this Regulation.

225. It is prohibited to drive a vehicle which is equipped with:

225.1. items, glass coverings, curtains, blinds and similar, which significantly restrict visibility for a vehicle drive in direct visibility area thereof. As far as glass coverings are concerned, they shall be regarded as significant visibility restriction in the visibility area of the vehicle driver, if they make light transmission of the front glass (windscreen) less than 75 % or light transmission of the front side glass (front door glass) less than 70 %;

225.2. devices (anti-radars and similar) which may receive the signals transmitted by driving speed control meters or cause interference for the operation of such meters;

225.3. devices (special blue or red flashing light, sound signal, plafond, light control signal and similar) and special painting which in accordance with the standard LVS 63:2009 "Emergency road vehicles, their painting and equipment" are intended for emergency vehicles or in accordance with the laws and regulations regarding passenger carriage with passenger taxis are intended for taxi and may mislead other road traffic participants;

225.4. lighting devices which fail to comply with the laws and regulations regarding the roadworthiness test or roadside check.

226. It is prohibited to carry out changes in the odometer readings of the vehicle.

25. Vehicle Number Plates, Recognition Signs, Warning Devices and Markings

227. Number plates shall comply with the registration documents of the relevant vehicle. The number plates shall be clean, the symbols of number plates of a parked vehicle shall be legible from a distance of at least 40 m during the clear light hours of the day, but during clear dark hours of the day when external lighting devices are switched on - from a distance of at least 20 m.

228. It is prohibited to drive, if at least one of number plates is not attached in the intended place. It is prohibited to change, to screen number plates, to cover them with protective materials, to damage mechanically, to bend or hide them in any other way.

229. Recognition signs of vehicles (hereinafter - recognition sign), warning signs and markings shall be made in accordance with international agreements, to which Latvia is the member state, or Annex 3 of this Regulation.

230. Recognition signs shall be clean in order they could be timely noticed by other road traffic participants.

231. It is prohibited to attach any other information or signs to vehicles in which the types, colour combinations and symbols of traffic signs laid down in the standard LVS 77-1:2004 "Traffic signs. Part 1: Traffic signs" are used and which may mislead other road traffic participants.

232. Vehicles permanently registered in Latvia, which cross the State border, must have the State recognition sign attached in the rear - 175 mm wide and 115 mm high white ellipse with 4 mm wide black edge in the distance of 2 mm from the outer edge. There are black letters "LV" on the sign the height of which is 60 mm (Paragraph 1, Annex 3). It is allowed not to attach the State recognition sign, if the vehicle's registration plates comply with the requirements of the standard LVS 20:2009 "Vehicle's registration plates".

233. When carrying children groups, a yellow square recognition sign shall be attached in front and rear of a bus (the length of the edge from 250 up to 300 mm) with a red trimming (the width of trimming - 1/10 from the length of the edge) and the symbol of the traffic sign 121 in black (Paragraph 2, Annex 3).

234. A yellow round recognition sign (diameter 160 mm) shall be attached in front and rear of automobiles which are operated by deaf and dumb or deaf drivers on which there are three black circles (diameter 40 mm) displayed which form equilateral triangle with a downward top (Paragraph 3, Annex 3).

235. A recognition sign - a white equilateral triangle (the length of the edge from 200 up to 300 mm - depending on the type of a vehicle) with red trimming (the length of the trimming - 1/10 from the length of the edge) on which there is a black letter "M" (Paragraph 4, Annex 3), shall be attached to motor vehicles (also trailers thereof) which are used for driving training.

236. Lighted recognition sign abovementioned in Paragraph 235 of this Regulation shall be placed on the roof of booth or coupe (for buses it is allowed to place the recognition sign behind the front windscreen or instead of route plate). An additional recognition sign, which is made of light reflecting material shall be attached in the rear part of buses, lorries and trailers thereof.

237. It is allowed to attach the recognitions sign abovementioned in Paragraph 235 of this Regulation by the front and rear windscreen for automobiles which are used for individual driving training. A recognition sign, which is made of light reflecting material shall be attached in the front and rear of motorcycles.

238. A driving speed restriction recognition sign - colour picture of the traffic sign 323 with the indicated permitted driving speed (diameter from 160 up to 250 mm - depending on the type of a vehicle, the width of the trimming - 1/10 of the length of the diameter (Paragraph 5, Annex 3) shall be attached (painted) in the rear left side of a vehicle for vehicles with which especially heavy or large dimension freights, and also for vehicles the maximum driving speed indicated by the manufacturer of which is less than that indicated in Paragraph 101 of this Regulation (except the vehicles referred to in Paragraph 244 of this Regulation).

239. The freight or the parts of the vehicle protruded outside the vehicle dimensions shall be marked with light reflecting signal plates or flags (the length of the edge 400 mm), on which white and red lines are drawn in the width of 50 mm on both sides (Paragraph 6, Annex 3), in the cases abovementioned in Paragraph 193 of this Regulation during the light hours of the day but during the dark hours of the day and under non-sufficient visibility conditions - with the abovementioned light reflecting signal plates or lighted on lamps: in front - white, in rear part - red, on the sides - orange (yellow).

240. A recognition sign - orange equilateral triangle, which conforms to the requirements of European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) (Paragraph 7, Annex 3) shall be attached to the vehicle with which dangerous goods are carried in front and rear.

241. One (horizontal) or two (horizontal or vertical), or four (two vertical and two horizontal) recognition signs - rectangles with oblique red fluorescent parallel lines (in angle of 45° with ascent in the direction of the axle of the vehicle) (Paragraph 8, Annex 3) shall be attached in rear part for lorries the laden mass of which exceeds 12 t (except lorries - saddle towing vehicles) and articulated tourist buses.

242. The recognition signs abovementioned in Paragraph 241 of this Regulation shall be attached so as their bottom edge is not lower than 250 mm, but the upper edge - not higher than 2100 mm from the road surface. Total length of recognition signs shall be from 1130 up to 2300 mm, the width - from 130 up to 150 mm, the width of lines between may not be larger than 100 mm and material of lines shall be made of yellow light reflecting material.

243. Recognition signs - yellow light reflecting rectangles with red fluorescent trimming (the width of the edge of the rectangle shall be from 195 up to 230 mm, the width of the edge 40 mm), the number, location and total length of which complies with the requirements abovementioned in Paragraph 242 of this Regulation (Paragraph 9, Annex 3), shall be attached in rear for trailers (semi-trailers) the length of which including trailing arm exceeds 8 m, and also trailers (semi-trailers) the laden mass of which exceeds 10 t.

244. A recognition sign - red fluorescent equilateral triangle with light reflecting yellow or red trimming (the length of the edge of the triangle from 350 mm up to 365 mm, the width of the trimming from 45 up to 48 mm) (Paragraph 10, Annex 3) shall be attached in rear for motor vehicles, and also for trailers thereof, the maximum driving speed laid down by the manufacturer of which does not exceed 30 km/h.

245. The emergency sign - equilateral triangle of red light reflecting material with the length of the edge from 450 up to 550 mm and the width of the trimming at least 50 mm (Paragraph 11, Annex 3).

246. It is allowed to place a card for use of parking place for disabled persons in the coup of automobile by the front windscreen, which is issued by the State Medical Commission for Expert-Examination of Health and Working Ability or, on the basis of information provided by this Commission - by the Road Traffic Safety Directorate, for automobiles which are operated by persons with disability with movement disorders (persons with disability who have the right to the State social benefit - the benefit for transport expenditure compensation for disabled persons with movement disorders), and for automobiles the passengers of which are persons with disability with movement disorders or group 1 disabled person with vision impairments. Fee for the issue of a card for use of parking place for disabled persons shall be covered by a recipient of the service. The card for use of parking place for disabled persons (Paragraph 12, Annex 3) shall be a dark blue triangle (the length 148 mm, height 106 mm). On the left side of the obverse of the card the time period of validity of the card, issuer thereof, card series number shall be provided, the recognition sign of a disabled person shall be provided under it in white, on the right side - the recognition sign of Latvia "LV", under it an inscription in Latvian "Eiropas Kopienas modelis" [European Community model], under it with a gap an inscription in Latvian "Invalīdu stāvvietu izmantošanas karte" [Card for use of parking place for disabled persons], under it with a gap an analogue inscription in other European Union languages. On the left side of reverse - a photo of the card owner, the given name, surname and signature of the person shall be indicated under it, on the right side - information in Latvian "Šī karte pilnvaro tās īpašnieku izmantot speciāli apzīmētu stāvvietu pakalpojumus Eiropas Savienības dalībvalstīs" [This card authorises the owner thereof to use the services of specially marked parking place in the European Union Member States].

26. Traffic signs, road markings and characterisation thereof

247. Traffic sign (hereinafter - signs) (Annex 4) shall comply with the standard LVS 77-1:2014 "Traffic signs. Part 1: Traffic signs", LVS 77-2:2014 "Traffic signs. Part 2: Installation regulations", and LVS 77-3:2014 "Traffic signs. Part 3: Technical requirements".

248. Variable-message signs (signs the text and (or) symbol information provided on which may be changed) shall comply with the standard LVS 77-1:2004 "Traffic signs. Part 1: Traffic signs", LVS 77-2:2014 "Traffic signs. Part 2: Installation regulations", and LVS 77-3:2014 "Traffic signs. Part 3: Technical requirements".

249. If temporary signs, which are located, for example on portable stand, vehicle, which is carrying out roadworks, or in other way, which indicates temporary nature of installation of these signs, have another meaning than stationary signs, vehicle drivers must follow the requirements of the temporary signs. Change of white background to yellow is allowed for temporary signs for arranging of the workplaces on roads.

26.1. Warning Signs

250. Warning signs warn vehicle drivers regarding approaching to a dangerous road section. Driving along this section, a vehicle driver must act in conformity with the conditions. Warning signs are the following:

250.1. Sign 101 "Crossroads with priority to the right";

250.2. Sign 102 "Roundabout";

250.3. Signs 103 and 104 "Curve". Curve (the sign 103 - to the right; the sign 104 - to the left) with a small radius or turn, the visibility of which is obstructed by buildings, plantings and similar;

250.4. Signs 105 and 106 "Curves". Road section with curves (the sign 105 - the first turn to the right; the sign 106 - the first turn to the left);

250.5. Signs 107, 108 and 109 "Road narrows" (the sign 107 - from the both sides; the sign 108 - from the right side; the sign 109 - from the left side);

250.6. Sign 110 "Steep descent";

250.7. Sign 111 "Steep ascent";

250.8. Sign 112 "Uneven road ahead". Road section where surface is uneven on the carriageway (waves, holes, uneven points of the road and bridge joints and similar);

250.9. Sign 113 "Speed ramp". Road section where artificial elevations have been created in order to reduce driving speed;

250.10. Sign 114 "Change of road surface". Road section where asphalt-concrete or cement-concrete surface changes to gravel covering and vice versa;

250.11. Sign 115 "Slippery road surface";

250.12. Sign 116 "Loose road surface". Road section where gravel, broken stones and similar materials may be thrown from the upper part of the wheels;

250.13. Sign 117 "Falling rocks or debris". Road section where landslides, landslips, falling stones are possible;

250.14. Sign 118 "Roadworks ahead". Road section where any works are carried out on the road, next to it or on it, which take up the road or affect traffic conditions;

250.15. Sign 119 "Road with dangerous shoulders";

250.16. Sign 120 "Pedestrian crossing". Appearing to a pedestrian crossing marked with the sign 535 or 536 where the way must be given to pedestrians;

250.17. Sign 121 "Children". Road section where children may suddenly appear on the carriageway;

250.18. Sign 122 "Two-way traffic ahead". The beginning of the road (carriageway) section where traffic is organised in both ways;

250.19. Sign 123 "Traffic signals ahead". Intersection, pedestrian crossing or road section where the traffic is regulated by the traffic signals;

250.20. Sign 124 "Domestic animals";

250.21. Sign 125 "Wild animals";

250.22. Sign 126 "Opening or swing bridge". Opening or swing bridge or ferry link;

250.23. Sign 127 "Unprotected quayside or riverbank". The place where the road leads to quayside or bank of any water body;

250.24. Sign 128 "Dangerous crosswinds";

250.25. Sign 129 "Low-flying aircraft";

250.26. Sign 130 "Bicycle pass crossing ahead". The place where the road is crossed by the bicycle path, footway and bicycle path, common footway and bicycle path, bicycle lane or bicycles may often appear on the road;

250.27. Sign 131 "Tram crossing";

250.28. Sign 132 "Level crossing with barriers";

250.29. Sign 133 "Level crossing without barriers";

250.30. Sign 134 "Level crossing". Level crossing with one track where a barrier has not been installed;

250.31. Sign 135 "Level crossing (multiple tracks)". Level crossing with two or several tracks where a barrier has not been installed;

250.32. Signs 136, 137, 138, 139, 140 and 141 "Level crossing ahead". Additional warning regarding approaching to the level crossing outside populated areas;

250.33. Sign 142 "Dangerous". Dangerous section of the road where dangerousness cannot be marked with other warning signs;

250.34. Sign 143 "Traffic jam".

251. Outside populated areas the signs 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 142 and 143 shall be installed 150-200 m before dangerous section of the road, but in populated areas - 50-60 m before it. Where appropriate, the signs shall be installed in other distance which is specified with sign 801.

252. Outside populated areas the signs 118, 121, 126, 127, 132 and 133 shall be installed repeatedly. The second sign shall be installed at least 50 m before the beginning of the dangerous section.

253. Under limited conditions and in the populated area the second sign 118 may be installed directly in the beginning of the place of roadworks. If roadworks are temporary, the sign 118 (without the sign 801) may be installed 10-15 m before the place of roadworks.

254. The sign 113 need not to be installed in living zones, and also at places where maximum permitted driving speed does not exceed 30 km/h.

255. The signs 134 and 135 shall be installed directly before the level crossing.

256. If steep descent or ascent is following one after another, then the sign 110 or 111 may be installed before the beginning of the second or subsequent descent or ascent in the distance which is specified with the additional sign 801.

257. The signs 136, 138 and 140 shall be installed in the right side of the road, but the signs 137, 139 and 141 - on the left side thereof. The signs 136 and 137 shall be installed together with the sign 132 or 133 as the first; the sign 140 and 141 - with the sign 132 or 133 as the second in the driving direction. The signs 138 and 139 shall be installed separately in equal distance between the first and second sign 132 or the first and second sign 133.

26.2. Priority Signs

258. Priority signs indicate driving sequence in non-regulated intersection, carriageway crossing points or narrow road sections. Priority signs are the following:

258.1. Sign 201 "Priority road". Road driving along which there is priority to cross non-regulated intersections;

258.2. Sign 202 "End of priority road";

258.3. Signs 203, 204 and 205 "Crossroads with a minor road" (the sign 203 - from the both sides; the sign 204 - from the right side; the sign 205 - from the left side). On one sign there can be displayed to mutually close crossroads, and the distance between them shall not be indicated. These signs shall be installed in the distance of 150-200 m from the crossroads outside populated areas;

258.4. Sign 206 "Give way". A vehicle driver shall give way for vehicles which are driving along the road to be crossed, but, if the sign 847 is installed additionally - the way shall be given for vehicles which are driving along the priority road, and also for vehicles which are approaching along the road with priority to the right from the right side, except tram drivers who in accordance with Paragraph 134 of this Regulation have priority in this case;

258.5. Sign 207 "Stop and give way". It is prohibited to drive further without stopping a vehicle directly before a stop line (marking 929), but, if there is no such - directly before the edge of the carriageway to be crossed. A vehicle driver shall give way for vehicles which are driving along the road to be crossed, but, if the sign 847 is installed additionally - the way shall be given for vehicles which are driving along the priority road, and also for vehicles which are approaching along the road with priority to the right from the right side, except tram drivers who in accordance with Paragraph 134 of this Regulation have priority in this case. Sign 207 may be installed also before non-guarded level crossing, and also before special quarantine post, border crossing point and other places where road traffic is stopped by a barrier or otherwise. In this case vehicle driver shall stop a vehicle directly before stop line (marking 929), but if there is no such - directly before the sign;

258.6. Sign 208 "Give way to oncoming traffic". It is prohibited to drive in the narrowed section of the road, if it may hinder opposite driving. A vehicle driver shall give way for opposite driving vehicles which are located in the narrowed section of the road or in the opposite end of this section;

258.7. Sign 209 "Priority over oncoming traffic". Narrow section of the road driving along which a vehicle driver has a priority in respect of vehicles driving opposite.

26.3. Prohibitory Signs

259. Prohibitory signs determine or cancel certain road traffic limitations. Prohibitory signs are the following:

259.1. Sign 301 "No entry for vehicular traffic". Any vehicles are prohibited to drive in;

259.2. Sign 302 "Road closed to all vehicles in both directions". Any vehicles are prohibited to drive;

259.3. Sign 303 "No motor vehicles";

259.4. Sign 304 "No motorcycles". Two-wheel mopeds, motorcycles, tricycles and quadricycles are prohibited to drive;

259.5. Sign 305 "No bicycles". Bicycles are prohibited to drive;

259.6. Sign 306 "No heavy goods vehicles". Heavy goods vehicles and compositions thereof the laden mass of which is greater than 3.5 t (if the laden mass is not specified on the sign) or the laden mass of which is greater than the indicated on the sign, and also tractor machinery are prohibited to drive;

259.7. Sign 307 "No trailer". Heavy goods vehicles and tractor machinery with any type of trailer are prohibited to drive, and also to tow a motor vehicle;

259.8. Sign 308 "No tractors". Tractors are prohibited to drive;

259.9. Sign 309 "No pedestrians";

259.10. Sign 310 "Maximum width". Vehicles the dimensions (with cargo or without it) of which in width exceed the dimensions specified on the sign are prohibited to drive;

259.11. Sign 311 "Maximum height". Vehicles the dimensions (with cargo or without it) of which in height from the surface of the carriageway exceed the dimensions specified on the sign are prohibited to drive;

259.12. Sign 312 "Maximum height". Vehicles (vehicle compositions) the actual mass of which exceeds the mass specified on the sign are prohibited to drive;

259.13. Sign 313 "Maximum weight per axle". Vehicles the actual mass of which on any axel exceeds the mass specified on the sign are prohibited to drive;

259.14. Sign 314 "Maximum vehicle length". Vehicles (vehicle compositions) the dimensions (with cargo or without it) of which in length exceed the dimensions specified on the sign are prohibited to drive;

259.15. Sign 315 "No right turn";

259.16. Sign 316 "No left turn";

259.17. Sign 317 "No U-turn";

259.18. Sign 318 "Minimum safe following distance between vehicles". Distance between driving vehicles may not be less than that specified on the sign;

259.19. Sign 319 "No overtaking". It is prohibited to overtake any vehicles except separately driving vehicles and compositions thereof which are driving with speed which is less than 30 km/h;

259.20. Sign 320 "End of overtaking prohibition";

259.21. Sign 321 "No overtaking by heavy goods vehicles". Heavy good vehicles and compositions thereof, the laden mass of which exceeds 3.5 t, are prohibited to overtake any vehicles except separately driving vehicles and compositions thereof which are driving with speed which is less than 30 km/h. Tractor machinery may not overtake any vehicles except carts and bicycles;

259.22. Sign 322 "End of overtaking by heavy goods vehicles prohibition";

259.23. Sign 323 "Maximum speed limit". It is prohibited to drive with speed (km/h) which exceeds that specified on the sign;

259.24. Sign 324 "End of maximum speed limit";

259.25. Sign 325 "No horns or motor noise";

259.26. Sign 326 "No stopping and parking". Vehicles are prohibited to stop and park;

259.27. Sign 327 "No parking". Vehicles are prohibited to park;

259.28. Sign 328 "No parking on odd dates";

259.29. Sign 329 "No parking on even dates";

259.30. Sign 330 "End of all limitations". It indicates the end of operation of the signs 318, 319, 321, 323, 325, 326, 327, 328 and 329;

259.31. Sign 331 "Customs". It is prohibited to drive further without stopping a vehicle directly before the sign. A permission to drive further is given by an official of the customs (control point);

259.32. Sign 332 "Police". It is prohibited to drive further without stopping a vehicle directly before the sign. A permission to drive further is given by an employee of the police or border guard (on the State border);

259.33. Sign 333 "Danger". It is prohibited to drive further for all (without exceptions) vehicles due to the road traffic accident, collision and similar reasons;

259.34. Sign 334 "No vehicles carrying dangerous goods".

260. If the signs 328 and 329 are correspondingly installed in one or other side of the road, then during the time period from 21.00 until 24.00 vehicles, which on the next day will be prohibited to park in the relevant side of the road, shall be moved to the other side of the road.

261. Operation of the signs 301, 302, 303, 315, 316 and 317 shall not apply to passenger public vehicles.

262. The operation of the signs 302, 303, 304, 306, 307 and 308 shall not apply to vehicles which deliver or drive to receive a freight, and to special vehicles (for example, crane trucks), which are driving to carry out work in the zone marked with any of these traffic signs. Operation of the signs 302 and 303 shall also not apply to bicycles, mopeds, motorcycles, tricycles and quadricycles, passenger cars and heavy goods vehicles the lade mass of which does not exceed 3.5 t and the owner (possessor) of which is living or working in this zone, and to taxis which are driving to take a passenger or with a passenger, but the operation of the signs 304 and 305 shall also not apply to owners (possessors) of those vehicles who are living or working in this zone. The operation of the sign 306 shall also not apply to vehicles with which examination of driving skills is taken in accordance with the procedures laid down in the laws and regulations.

263. The operation of the sign 302, 303 and 327 shall not apply to automobiles which are marked with a card for use of parking places for disabled persons.

264. The operation of the signs 312 and 313 shall not apply to the vehicles for which after evaluating public safety and dangerousness in order to carry out special transportation (for example, to transport by-products of animal origin and derived products not intended for human consumption) a permit of the State stock company "Latvian State Roads" has been issued.

265. The operation of the sign 315 and 316 shall not apply to the crossing point of the carriageways before which the sign has been installed.

266. The following is allowed in the operation range of the sign 326:

266.1. getting in of passengers in taxis - passenger cars - or getting off thereof;

266.2. stopping of taxis - passenger cars - with turn on meter, by staying of a taxi driver in a vehicle;

266.3. getting in by person with disability in vehicles which are marked with a card of use of parking place for disabled persons or getting off thereof;

266.4. getting in and off by passengers in passenger public vehicles at the bus stops thereof;

266.5. parking of taxis - passenger cars - at the parking place marked with the sign 543;

266.6. loading of by-products of animal origin and derived products not intended for human consumptions in vehicles.

267. Local governments are entitled by the relevant decision to determine a time period when vehicles may load or unload a freight in the operation range of the signs 326, 327, 328 and 329.

268. Operation of the sign 309, 326, 327, 328 and 329 shall apply to that side of the carriageway where it is installed.

269. Operation of the sign 318, 319, 321, 323, 325, 326, 327, 328 and 329 shall be effect from the place of installation thereof up to the nearest crossroads after the sign, but, if there is not crossroads - up to the sign 520 or 556. If the sign 323 is installed before populated area, the operation of the abovementioned sign shall be in effect from the place of installation thereof up to the sign 519 or 555. Operation range of the sign does not end at the places where one drives out of neighbouring territory (courtyard, parking place, filling stations, undertaking and similar) and at the places where the road is crossed or country road, forest road or other similar road branches off, before which the relevant priority signs are not installed, and also at the crossroads, which have no direct connection to the relevant carriageway.

270. Operation range of signs may be reduced:

270.1. by installing the sign 330 or 803 for the signs 318, 319, 321, 323, 325, 326, 327, 328 and 329;

270.2. by installing the sign 320, 322 or 324 accordingly for the signs 319, 321 and 323;

270.3. by installing the sign 323 for the sign 323 with other maximum driving speed limit;

270.4. by installing repeatedly the sign 326, 327, 328 or 329 in the operation range together with the sign 810 for the sign 326, 327, 328 and 329. The sign 326 may be used together with the road marking 943, but the sign 327 - with the road marking 944. In such cases the zone of sign operation shall be determined by the length of the road marking line. The operation range of the signs 326, 327, 328 and 329 shall end at the point where a parking place arranged on the carriageway or on a part thereof and marked with the sign 529, 537 or 539 starts.

26.4. Mandatory Signs

271. Mandatory signs are the following:

271.1. Sign 401 "Proceed straight";

271.2. Sign 402 "Turn right";

271.3. Sign 403 "Turn left";

271.4. Sign 404 "Proceed straight or turn right";

271.5. Sign 405 "Proceed straight or turn left";

271.6. Sign 405 "Turn right or turn left";

271.7. Sign 407 "Turn right";

271.8. Sign 408 "Turn left";

271.9. Sign 409 "Roundabout";

271.10. Sign 410 "Pass on right side";

271.11. Sign 411 "Pass on left side";

271.12. Sign 412 "Pass on either side";

271.13. Sign 413 "Bicycle path". It is allowed to travel only with bicycles, and also, if the sign is not used to mark bicycle lane, pedestrians are allowed to move on it, by using sports or recreational inventory abovementioned in Paragraph 8 of this Regulations, if cycling is not disturbed;

271.14. Sign 414 "End of bicycle path";

271.15. Sign 415 "Footway". Only pedestrians are allowed to move;

271.16. Sign 416 "End of footway";

271.17. Sign 417 "Common footway and bicycle path". It is allowed only to cycle, and also pedestrians are allowed to move. Cyclists and pedestrians shall act so as they do not endanger and hinder each other. Pedestrians shall take into account the presents of bicycles on this road, but cyclists, where appropriate, shall travel with such speed which does not exceed the speed of pedestrian movement;

271.18. Sign 418 "End of common footway and bicycle path";

271.19. Signs 419 and 421 "Footway and bicycle path". Only bicycles are allowed to drive on one side of footway and bicycle path, but pedestrians may move along the other side (in conformity with that indicated on the sign);

271.20. Signs 420 and 422 "End of footway and bicycle path";

271.21. Sign 423 "Minimum speed limit". It is allowed to drive with speed (km/h) which is not less than that specified on the sign;

271.22. Sign 424 "End of minimum speed limit";

271.23. Sign 425 "Vehicles carrying dangerous goods proceed straight";

271.24. Sign 426 "Vehicles carrying dangerous goods turn right";

271.25. Sign 427 "Vehicles carrying dangerous goods turn left".

272. Signs 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408 and 409 indicate that it is allowed to drive only in the directions indicated on the sign. Signs, which allow to turn to the left, allow also to turn in the direction opposite driving direction (the signs 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407 and 408 may be used with arrow configuration which conforms to the determined driving directions in the crossroads).

273. Operation of the signs 401, 402, 403, 404, 405 and 406 shall not apply to passenger public vehicles. The operation of the signs 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 425, 426 and 427 shall not apply to the crossing point of the carriageways before which the sign has been installed.

274. If the sign 401 is installed in the beginning of the road section, the operation range thereof shall be in effect up to the nearest crossroads after the sign or up to the end of the populated area. The sign does not prohibit to turn to the right in order to drive in courtyards and other neighbouring territories.

275. Signs 407 and 408 indicate that a turn must be made before this sign.

26.5. Indication Signs

276. Indication signs introduce or cancel certain road traffic regime. Indication signs are the following:

276.1. Sign 501 "One-way street". A road or carriageway on which vehicles are allowed to drive in one way in the entire width;

276.2. Sign 502 "End of one-way street";

276.3. Signs 503 and 504 "One-way street ahead". Driving on the road or carriageway on which it is allowed to drive in one - indicated on the sign - way;

276.4. Sign 505 "Lane for passenger public vehicles". The lane intended only for the passenger public transport, taxis and electric vehicles which are driving in one direction with the rest of the vehicle flow, but if this sign has been installed together with the additional sign 824 - also for bicycles. The operation of the sign shall apply to the lane above which the sign is installed. If the sign is installed on the right side of the road, its operation applies to the right driving lane. The operation of the sign shall be in force from the point of installation thereof up to the nearest crossroads after the sign, but if there are no crossroads - up to the sign 506;

276.5. Sign 506 "End of lane for passenger public vehicles";

276.6. Sign 507 "Road with lane for passenger public vehicles". The road along which the traffic of passenger public vehicles, taxis and electric vehicles, but if such sign has been installed together with the additional sign 824 - also bicycles is organised on a separate lane opposite the flow of the other vehicles;

276.7. Sign 508 "End of road with lane for passenger public vehicles";

276.8. Signs 509 and 510 "Road with lane for passenger public vehicles ahead";

276.9. Sign 511 "Minimum speed limit by lanes". The number of lanes and minimum speed limit by each lane;

276.10. Sign 512 "Maximum speed limit by lanes". The number of lanes and maximum speed limit by each lane;

276.11. Sign 513 "Driving directions by lanes". The number of lanes and driving directions determined from them in the crossroads. Information regarding traffic limitations in the crossroads may be indicated on the sign 513. The sign 513, which allows to turn to the left from the leftmost driving lane, allows to turn in the direction opposite driving direction from this lane. The operation of the sign 513 shall apply to the entire crossroads, before which the sign is installed, if other sign 513, 514, 515, 516, 517 or 518, which is installed in the crossroads, does not provide other instructions;

276.12. Sign 514, 515 and 516 "Driving direction on lane". Driving direction in the crossroads determined from the lane. Information regarding traffic limitations in the crossroads may be indicated on the signs 514, 515 and 516. The sign 516 allows to turn to the right from the leftmost driving lane and allows also to turn in the direction opposite driving direction from this lane (the signs 514, 515 and 516 may be used with arrow configuration which conforms to the determined driving directions in the crossroads). The operation of the signs 514, 515 and 516 shall apply to the entire crossroads, before which the sign is installed, if other sign 513, 514, 515, 516, 517 or 518, which is installed in the crossroads, does not provide other instructions;

276.13. Sign 517 and 518 "Driving directions on lane". Driving directions in the crossroads determined from the lane. Information regarding traffic limitations in the crossroads may be indicated on the signs 517 and 518. The sign 518, which allows to turn to the right from the leftmost driving lane, allows also to turn in the direction opposite driving direction from this lane (the signs 517 and 518 may be used with arrow configuration which conforms to the determined driving directions in the crossroads). The operation of the signs 517 and 518 shall apply to the entire crossroads, before which the sign is installed, if other sign 513, 514, 515, 516, 517 or 518, which is installed in the crossroads, does not provide other instructions;

276.14. Sign 519 "Start of populated area". A place in a town or village from which the requirements of this Regulations shall come into force which determined the procedures for road traffic in populated areas;

276.15. Sign 520 "End of populated area". The end of populated area is marked with the sign 519;

276.16. Sign 521 "Name of town or village". The sign indicate the border (start) of the town or village;

276.17. Sign 522 "Name of town or village". The sign indicate the border (end) of the town or village;

276.18. Sign 523 "Parking prohibition zone". It is prohibited to park on all roads in the territory the driving into which is marked with the sign 523;

276.19. Sign 524 "End of parking prohibition zone";

276.20. Sign 525 "Maximum speed limit zone". Maximum speed limit on all roads in the territory the driving into which is marked with the sign 525;

276.21. Sign 526 "End of maximum speed limit zone";

276.22. Sign 527 "Footway zone". Footway roads - it is allowed to move only by pedestrians;

276.23. Sign 528 "End of footway zone";

276.24. Sign 529 "Parking zone". The zone where one-type placement of vehicles is indicated with an additional sign;

276.25. Sign 530 "End of footway zone";

276.26. Sign 531 "Recommended speed zone". The zone where it is recommended to drive with the speed indicated in the sign;

276.27. Sign 532 "End of recommended speed zone";

276.28. Sign 533 "Living zone". A place from which the requirements of this Regulations shall come into force which determine the procedures for road traffic in living zones;

276.29. Sign 534 "End of living zone";

276.30. Sign 535 "Pedestrian crossing". The sign is installed on the right side of the road on the nearest border of the crossing;

276.31. Sign 536 "Pedestrian crossing". The sign is installed on the left side of the road on the farthermost border of the crossing;

276.32. Sign 537 "Parking place". The operation of the sign shall be in effect from the point of installation thereof up to the nearest crossroads after the sign, but if there are no crossroads - up to the sign 538, 520, 556, 326, 327, 328 or 329. In the bottom part of the sign direction may be indicated in which one must follow to the parking place which is located in direct vicinity of the road. A roof symbol of building indicates underground or surface multi-storey parking place. Prohibitions abovementioned in Sub-paragraphs 121.6 and 122.1 of this Regulation shall not be in effect at the parking place;

276.33. the sign 538 "End of parking place";

276.34. the sign 539 "Paid parking place". The operation of the sign shall be in effect from the point of installation thereof up to the nearest crossroads after the sign, but if there are no crossroads - up to the sign 540, 520, 556, 326, 327, 328 or 329. Maximum duration of parking may be indicated of the sign for which one can pay immediately. In the bottom part of the sign direction may be indicated in which one must follow to the parking place which is located in direct vicinity of the road. Prohibitions abovementioned in Sub-paragraphs 121.6 and 122.1 of this Regulation shall not be in effect at the parking place;

276.35. the sign 540 "End of paid parking place";

276.36. the sign 541 "Bus and trolley bus stop";

276.37. the sign 542 "Tram stop";

276.38. the sign 543 "Passenger taxi stop";

276.39. the sign 544 "Tunnel";

276.40. the sign 545 "End of tunnel";

276.41. the sign 546 "Stopping place". The place where a vehicle shall be stopped if driving is prohibited by the traffic light or traffic regulator signal;

276.42. the sign 547 "Start of frontier";

276.43. the sign 548 "End of frontier";

276.44. the sign 549 "Start of frontier zone";

276.45. the sign 550 "End of frontier zone";

276.46. the sign 551 "Border crossing point";

276.47. the sign 552 "Speed-way". Driving out to the road along which it is allowed to drive only with motorcycles, tricycles, quadricycles, automobiles and buses;

276.48. the sign 553 "End of speed-way";

276.49. the sign 554 "Forced stopping place". Indicates the place in a tunnel which is intended for parking of a vehicle in case of forced stopping;

276.50. the sign 555 "Start of populated area". A place in a town or village from which the requirements of this Regulations shall come into force which determined the procedures for road traffic in populated areas;

276.51. the sign 556 "End of populated area". The end of populated area is marked with the sign 555.

277. On the bottom of the sign 543 the number of taxis may be indicated with a figure which are allowed to be present concurrently in the parking place.

278. The signs 547 and 549 indicate the place from which the regulations determining frontier and frontier zone regimen shall come into force.

279. Local governments are entitled by the relevant decision to determine a time period when vehicles may load or unload a freight in the territory marked with the sign 523.

26.6. Service Signs

280. Service signs informs regarding the location of the relevant objects. Service signs are the following:

280.1. the sign 601 "Medical assistance point";

280.2. the sign 602 "Hospital";

280.3. the sign 603 "Filling station";

280.4. the sign 604 "Parking area". Indicates the parking place which is located in direct proximity of a public transport stop;

280.5. the sign 605 "Technical maintenance point";

280.6. the sign 606 "Car wash";

280.7. the sign 607 "Telephone";

280.8. the sign 608 "Restaurant";

280.9. the sign 609 "Cafe";

280.10. the sign 610 "Hotel, motel or guest house";

280.11. the sign 611 "Youth tourism accommodation";

280.12. the sign 612 "Camping";

280.13. the sign 613 "Caravan parking place";

280.14. the sign 614 "Camping and caravan parking place";

280.15. the sign 615 "Rest area";

280.16. the sign 616 "Pedestrian route";

280.17. the sign 617 "Toilet";

280.18. the sign 618 "Bathing place or swimming pool";

280.19. the sign 619 "Tourism information";

280.20. the sign 620 "Police";

280.21. the sign 621 "Traffic police";

280.22. the sign 622 "Post office";

280.23. the sign 623 "Radio channel for provision of road traffic information";

280.24. the sign 624 "Airport (aerodrome)";

280.25. the sign 625 "Bus terminal";

280.26. the sign 626 "Railway station";

280.27. the sign 627 "Marine passenger terminal";

280.28. the sign 628 "Ferry";

280.29. the sign 629 "Cargo port";

280.30. the sign 630 "Information block". This sign indicates that several objects displayed on the sign are located at one place;

280.31. the sign 631 "Sightseeing object". It indicated the place where a tourism object is located by a road;

280.32. the sign 632 "Extinguisher". It indicates the place in a tunnel where an extinguisher is located;

280.33. the sign 633 "Emergency phone". It indicates the place in a tunnel where a phone is located through which a rescue service can be called;

280.34. the sign 634 "Youth tourism accommodation".

281. At places marked with signs 613 or 614 caravans can be located.

282. Distances and directions from the place of the sign installation until the relevant object, and also the names of the relevant objects can be indicated in the lower part of service signs.

26.7. Direction Indicators and Information Signs

283. Direction indicators and information signs are as follows:

283.1. the signs 701 and 702 "Advance direction indicator". Driving directions to populated areas and other objects are indicated on the sign. Symbols, pictograms and other signs which inform regarding peculiarities of the road traffic may be displayed on signs 701 and 702. Distance from the place of the sign installation until intersection or beginning of the braking lane is indicated in the lower part of the sign;

283.2. the sign 703 "Direction indicator". Driving directions and distances (km) until populated areas and other objects;

283.3. the signs 704 and 705 "Direction indicator". Driving direction and distance (km) until populated area and other object;

283.4. the sign 706 "Direction indicator". Driving direction and distance (km) until a tourism object (a sign with brown background) or driving direction to a farmstead (a sign with grey background);

283.5. the sign 707 "Distance indicator". Distances (km) until centres of populated areas in the route;

283.6. the sign 708 "Name of water obstacle". Name of the river, channel, lake and similar water obstacle which is crossed by the road;

283.7. the sign 709 "Driving scheme". Driving route if certain manoeuvres or permitted driving directions are prohibited in a difficult intersection;

283.8. the sign 710 "Directions for obstacle bypassing";

283.9. the sign 711 "No through road". The road which is not possible to go through;

283.10. the signs 712 and 713 "Advance direction indicator for no through road";

283.11. the signs 714 and 715 "Lane start". Start of braking, upward road and similar lane;

283.12. the signs 716 and 717 "End of lane". End of run-out, upward road and similar lane;

283.13. the signs 718, 719 and 720 "Driving directions on lanes". Number of lanes in each direction in a road section and driving direction each lane;

283.14. the signs 721 and 722 "Slip road joining the main carriageway". Joining of one or several lanes to main carriageway in the vicinity of road crossings;

283.15. the sign 723 "Turnaround place". The place or interruption in a central reserve is indicated in a road section between crossroads where turning in the direction opposite driving direction is permitted. No left turn;

283.16. the sign 724 "Traffic limitations in Latvia". Informs vehicle drivers entering in Latvia regarding general driving speed limitations and use of daytime running or daytime headlights;

283.17. the sign 725 "Recommended speed". Speed with which it is recommended to drive in the further road section. The sign is in effect up to the nearest crossroads after the sign, but if the sign 725 is used together with a warning sign, the operation range thereof shall be determined by the length of the dangerous section;

283.18. the signs 726, 727 and 728 "Driving direction for lorries". Recommended driving direction for lorries, compositions thereof and tractor machinery, if it is prohibited for them to drive in one of the possible directions in the crossroads;

283.19. the sign 729 "Underground or surface crossing for pedestrians";

283.20. the sign 730 "Bypassing road scheme". A bypassing route for a road section temporarily closed for the road traffic;

283.21. the sign 731, 732 and 733 "Bypassing road direction". Bypassing direction for a road section in which the road traffic is temporarily closed or limited;

283.22. the sign 734 "End of bypassing road";

283.23. the signs 735, 736, 737 and 738 "Advance indicator to change lane". The bypassing directions for the carriageway section or driving lane temporary closed for the road traffic;

283.24. the sign 739 "Kilometre indicator". The distance (km) from the beginning of the road;

283.25. the sign 740 "Road number". The sign with green background and number which is granted for the relevant road (route) of the European motor road (main road) system;

283.26. the sign 741 "Road number". The sign with red background and number which is granted to the relevant main State motor road of Latvia;

283.27. the sign 742 "Road number". The sign with blue background and number which is granted to the relevant regional State motor road of Latvia;

283.28. the signs 743, 744 and 745 "Road number and direction". The background of the sign indicated belonging of the road to the relevant motor road category;

283.29. the sign 746 "Reversible traffic lanes". The beginning of such road section on which the traffic direction in one or several lanes may change to the opposite;

283.30. the sign 747 "End of reversible traffic". The end of such road section on which the traffic direction in one or several lanes may change to the opposite;

283.31. the sign 748 "Joining the road with reversible traffic lanes". Driving out on such road on which the traffic direction in one or several lanes may change to the opposite;

283.32. the sign 749 "Name of the country";

283.33. the sign 750 "Name of the administrative territory";

283.34. the sign 751 "Tourism object territory". Driving in the territory where many mutually close standing tourism objects are located;

283.35. the sign 752 "Emergency exit". It indicates the place in a tunnel where an emergency exit is located;

283.36. the sign 753 "Direction of emergency exit". Indicates direction in a tunnel which must be followed to emergency exit, and also the distance up to it.

284. The blue background of the signs 701, 702, 703, 704 and 705 (if any is installed in a populated area) means that the indicated object is located outside the relevant populated area, but the white background - that the indicated object is located in the relevant populated area.

26.8. Additional Signs

285. Additional signs are used together with other signs and clarify or limit the operation of the relevant signs. The additional signs are as follows:

285.1. the additional sign 801 "Distance up to an object". Indicates the distance from the sign up to the beginning of dangerous section of the road or the place of introduction of the relevant road traffic restriction;

285.2. the additional sign 802 "Distance up to an object". Indicates the distance from the sign 206 up to the crossroads, if the sign 207 is installed directly before the crossroads;

285.3. the additional sign 803 "Operation range". It indicated the length of dangerous road section which is marked with warning signs or operation range of prohibitory sign, and also operation range of the signs 537, 539 and 725;

285.4. the additional sign 804-505 "Operation range". It indicates the operation direction of the signs 326, 327, 328 and 329, if stopping and parking along one side, facade of the building and similar are prohibited. The distance up to the object marked with the sign 537 or 539 is indicated with the signs 804 and 808, but with the sign 805 - operation range of the signs 537 and 539, if they are installed in parallel to the edge of the parking place;

285.5. the additional sign 809 "Operation range". Informs a vehicle driver that he or she is located in the operation range of the signs 326, 327, 328 or 329;

285.6. the additional sign 810 "Operation range". Indicates the end of the operation range of the signs 326, 327, 328 and 329;

285.7. the additional signs 811, 812 and 813 "Operation range". Indicates the operation direction of the additional sign on any part of the road;

285.8. the additional sign 814 "Operation direction";

285.9. the additional sign 815 "Operation direction";

285.10. the additional sign 816 "Operation direction";

285.11. the additional sign 817 "Driving lane". It indicates a driving lane or tram track roadbed to which applies the operation of the sign. If the additional sign 817 is installed together with a prohibitory sign, the laid down prohibition shall be in effect up to the nearest crossroads after the sign;

285.12. the additional sign 818-824 "Type of a vehicle". It indicates the type of a vehicle to which applies the operation of the sign. The additional sign 818 shall apply to lorries (also to lorries with trailers (semi-trailers)), the laden mass of which exceeds 3.5 t. The additional sign 820 shall apply to passenger cars (also to passenger cars with trailers), and also to lorries the laden mass of which exceeds 3.5 t. The additional sign shall apply to mopeds, motorcycles, tricycles and quadricycles. The additional sign 824 shall apply to bicycles;

285.13. the additional sign 825 "On working days";

285.14. the additional sign "On Sundays, Saturdays and holidays";

285.15. the additional sign 827 "Time period of operation". It indicates the time period of the day and night during which the sign is in effect;

285.16. the additional signs 828 and 829 "Time period of operation". It indicates the time period of the day and night during which the sign is in effect;

285.17. the additional signs 830-839 "Type of placement of a vehicle in a parking place". The additional signs 832-839 indicated the type of placement of passenger cars without trailers, motorcycles, tricycles and quadricycles at the parking place or when driving on it, but the additional signs 830 and 831 - also placement of passenger cars with trailers at the parking place by the footpath or when driving on it;

285.18. the additional sign 840 "Time period of parking". This additional sign shall be used together with the sign 537. A driver who has parked his or her automobile at the parking place marked with such signs, he or she shall place information regarding time, when the vehicle is parked at the parking place, in a coupe of the automobile by the front windscreen;

285.19. the additional sign 841 "Place for inspection of automobiles". It indicates that a scaffold bridge or pit for inspection of automobiles is arranged;

285.20. the additional sign 842 "Laden mass limitation". It indicates that the sign applies only to vehicle the laden mass of which is greater than that indicated in the additional sign;

285.21. the additional sign "Blind pedestrians". It indicates that the pedestrian crossing is used by blind pedestrians;

285.22. the additional sign 844 "For disabled persons". It indicates that the sign shall only apply to automobiles which are marked with a card for use of parking places for disabled persons;

285.23. the additional sign "Wet coverage". It indicates that the sign applies to a time period, when the surface of the carriageway is wet;

285.24. the sign 846 "Slippery coverage". It indicates that there is slippery road section ahead which is covered with snow or ice;

285.25. the additional sign 847 "Priority road direction". Indicates priority road direction in the crossroads;

285.26. the additional sign 848 "Tow truck is working". The additional sign is installed together with the signs 326, 327, 328 and 329, and also without it at the places where parked automobiles disturb to drive in or out from courtyards and similar places;

285.27. the additional sign "Other additional information". It indicates information other than contained in other additional signs (revokes stopping and parking prohibition in the operation range of the signs 326, 327, 328 and 329 for vehicles with special permits (a driver shall place in a coupe of the automobile a permit of the relevant content issued by the owner or manager of the parking place by the front windscreen), indicates a time period during which it is allowed to load and unload the freight);

285.28. the additional sign 850 "Speed ramp". It indicates that a pedestrian crossing is installed on an artificial elevation for reducing driving speed;

285.29. the additional sign 851 "Time period for operation of paid parking place". It indicates that a parking place marked with the sign 537 for a certain time period is used as paid parking place, but during other time it is free of charge;

285.30. the additional sign "Turn off engine". It indicates that it is prohibited to park with switched on engine;

285.31. the additional sign 853 "Photo radar". Indicates that a photo radar or video radar may be installed on the road;

285.32. the additional sign 854 "Information on bicycle path". The sign is used together with the signs 206, 207, 503 or 504 and it indicates for cyclists regarding one-way or two-way bicycle traffic organisation on a bicycle path, footway and bicycle path, common footway and bicycle path or one-way road;

285.33. the additional sign 855 "Information on bicycle path". The sign indicates that on the road marked with the sign 501 bicycle traffic is organised along marked part of the road for bicycles which is opposite to vehicle driving direction. Arrows indicate one-way or two-way bicycle traffic;

285.34. the additional sign 856 "Information on bicycle path". The sign indicates the procedures for traffic organisation for cyclists when the bicycle traffic is organised on bicycle paths, footways and bicycle paths or common footways and bicycle paths on both sides of the road. It is prohibited to drive in the direction which is crossed with a red cross;

285.35. the additional sign 857 "Bicycle route". The sign indicates further direction of the bicycle route;

285.36. the additional sign "EuroVelo route". The sign indicates further direction of the bicycle route;

285.37. the additional sign "Delivery of goods". The sign indicates a parking place which is intended for regular and organised delivery of goods.

286. The additional signs 814, 815 and 816 indicate directions of operation of the signs installed before crossroads or driving direction to a parking place which is marked with the sign 537 or 539 and is located in direct vicinity of the road.

287. The additional signs 825 and 826 indicate days on which the sign is in effect.

288. The additional signs shall be attached directly under the sign to which it applies, except for the additional sign 848 or 853, if it is installed without main sign. If the signs are located above the carriageway, shoulder or footpath, the additional signs 809, 810 and 847 may be attached next to the sign.

27. Road Markings

289. Road markings (Annex 5) shall comply with the requirements of the standards LVS 85:2010 "Road marking" and LVS 93:2006 "Delineator posts. Application". Pedestrian crossing shall be designed in conformity with the standard LVS 190-10:2007 "Pedestrian crossing".

290. Vertical markings on road structures, equipment elements and at the places of road works shall indicated the dimensions of the object and serve also as orientation means. Vertical markings shall be the following:

290.1. the road markings 901, 902, 903 and 904 shall mark driving direction in turn-off points where visibility is restricted by buildings, plantings and similar, driving direction at three-way crossroads and direction for the way round the roadwork place;

290.2. the road marking 905 marks the elevations to be bypassed from the right or left side (central reserves, safety islands and similar);

290.3. the road markings 906 and 907 mark the elevations to be bypassed from the left side (the road marking 906) and from the right side (the road marking 907) (central reserves, safety islands and similar), and also obstacles (ends of barriers and fences and similar), which are located in direct vicinity of the carriageway and may be dangerous for driving vehicles;

290.4. the road signs 908, 909, 910, 911, 912 and 913 marks the places of roadworks (the road markings 908 and 910 - the places of roadworks to be passed by from the left side; the road markings 909 and 911 - the places of roadworks to be passed by from the right side; the road marking 912 - further driving is prohibited; the road marking 913 - places of temporary roadworks);

290.5. the road markings 914 and 915 marks the elements of road structures (bridges, road crossing supports and similar), which may be dangerous for driving vehicles and which shall be bypassed from the left side (the road marking 914) or from the right side (the road marking 915);

290.6. the road marking 916 marks the lower edge of span constructions of tunnels, bridges and road crossings;

290.7. the road markings 917 and 918 marks signal poles (the road marking 917 - on the right side of the road the road marking 918 - on the left side of the road);

290.8. the road marking 919 marks the place of roadworks.

291. In order to attract attention to dangerous road sections (at the places for driving out on the road from a neighbouring territory and similar) the road markings 917 and 918 - signal pole - marking may be yellow on a black background.

292. Horizontal markings (lines, arrows, symbols and other markings on the road) shall determine certain traffic measures and procedures. Horizontal markings shall be white, except for the road markings 943, 944, 945, 946, 947 and 948 which are yellow. Horizontal markings shall be the following:

292.1. the road marking 920 - a solid line - divides the flows of vehicles driving in opposite directions, marks the borders of driving lanes at dangerous places, carriageway sections where it is prohibited to drive in, the borders of vehicle parking places and parking areas, the edge of the carriageway at the road sections where it is prohibited to stop and park, and also separates the lane which is intended for driving for certain vehicles. A wide line separates a bicycle lane from the carriageway of other motor vehicles at the places where the bicycle lane is arranged on the road at the same level with the covering thereof;

292.2. the road marking 921 - a double solid line - divides the flows of vehicles driving opposite directions on the roads with four and several driving lanes;

292.3. the road marking 922 - a broken line the length of lines of which is three times less than gaps between them - divides the flows of vehicles driving in opposite directions on the roads with two or three driving lanes, and also marks the borders of driving lanes on the roads with two or several driving lanes in one direction;

292.4. the road marking 923 - a broken line the length of lines of which exceeds three times the gaps between them - divides the flows of vehicles driving in opposite or the same direction and warns regarding approaching to the road marking line 920, 921 or 928;

292.5. the road marking 924 - a broken line the length of lines of which exceeds two time the gaps between them - marks the edge of the carriageway in the road sections where it is allowed to stop and park;

292.6. the road marking 925 - a broken line where the length of lines is equal to gaps between them - marks the lanes or bicycle lanes within the crossroads;

292.7. the road marking 926 - a wide broken line - marks the border between acceleration lane and main lane or braking lane and main lane, or a passenger public vehicle stop and main lane;

292.8. the road marking 927 - a double broken line - marks the borders of the driving lane in which a driving direction may change to opposite. It is allowed to drive in this lane only then if a signal with downward arrow is lighted on in the traffic lights abovementioned in Paragraph 48 of this Regulation. It is allowed to drive out from this lane only by rearranging to the right;

292.9. the road marking 928 - a solid line together with the road marking 923 - divides the flows of vehicles driving in opposite directions in upward or downward roads, divides the flows of vehicles driving in the same direction on the roads with several driving lanes in one direction, and also marks the places where it is intended to turn in the direction opposite driving direction, to drive in or drive out from parking places and similar. It is allowed to cross these road marking lines only from the side of the broken line. If the marking divides the flows of vehicles driving in opposite directions, it is allowed to cross the marking from the side of solid line in order to return in the side of own driving direction;

292.10. the road marking 929 - a wide solid cross line - stop line - indicates the place before which a driver must stop a vehicle, if the sign 207 is installed or driving is prohibited by the traffic light signal or traffic regulator signal;

292.11. the road marking 930 - a wide broken cross line the lines of which twice exceed gaps between them - indicates the place where a driver, where appropriate, must stop a vehicle in order to give way for the vehicles driving along the road to be crossed;

292.12. the road marking 931 - several wide parallel longitudinal lines separated from each other - marks a pedestrian crossing;

292.13. the road marking 932 - two wide broken cross lines separated from each other - marks the place where the carriageway is crossed by a bicycle path, a part of footway and bicycle path intended for bicycles or common footway and bicycle path, or a bicycle lane at the places where it is allowed to cross it. Red covering may be used between marking lines for attraction of attention of vehicle drivers;

292.14. the road marking 933 - two chequered cross lines separated from each other - marks borders of the artificial elevation established on the carriageway - speed ramp, which is intended for reduction of driving speed;

292.15. the road markings 934, 935 and 936 marks the direction islands at the points of division or joining of vehicle flows, and also the beginning and end of dividing lanes and safety islands. It is prohibited to drive on these road markings;

292.16. the road designation 937 indicates the allowed driving direction in the crossroads from the driving lanes. It is used independently or together with the sign 512, 513, 514, 515, 516 or 517. A marking which allows to turn to the left, allows also to turn into direction opposite driving direction from the leftmost driving lane;

292.17. the road marking warns regarding approaching to narrowing of the carriageway (a place where the number of driving lanes reduces in the driving direction). It may be used independently or together with the sign 107, 108, 109, 716 or 717;

292.18. the road marking warns regarding approaching to the road marking line 920 or 928 which divides the flows of vehicles driving in opposite directions;

292.19. the road marking marks the driving lane which is intended for public passenger vehicles and taxis;

292.20. the road marking 941 marks bicycle path, a part of footway and bicycle path intended for bicycles or a bicycle lane;

292.21. the road marking 942 indicates a parking place which is intended for vehicles which are marked with a card for use of parking places for disabled persons;

292.22. the road marking 943 - a solid yellow line on the edge or shoulder of the carriageway - marks road sections where it is prohibited to stop and park vehicles. It shall be used together with the sign 326;

292.23. the road marking 944 - a broken yellow line on the edge or shoulder of the carriageway - marks a road section where it is prohibited to park vehicles. It shall be used together with the sign 327;

292.24. the road marking 945 mark the places where it is prohibited to park vehicles;

292.25. the road marking 946 marks the stops of public passenger vehicles or parking area for taxis;

292.26. the road marking 947 - solid yellow line - a temporary road marking at the places of roadworks and similar. It divides the flows of vehicles driving in opposite directions, marks driving lane borders, if there are at least to driving lanes in one direction, marks driving sections (for example, direction and safety islands), in which it is prohibited to drive in, and also marks edges of the carriageway where vehicles are prohibited to be stopped and parked. It is prohibited to cross this road marking;

292.27. the road marking 948 - broken yellow line - a temporary road marking at the places of roadworks and similar. Marks driving lane borders, if at least two driving lanes are in one direction;

292.28. the road marking 949 warns regarding approaching to the road marking 930;

292.29. the road marking 950 marks the place in a tunnel which is intended for parking of a vehicle in case of forced stopping;

292.30. the road marking 951 warns regarding approaching to the road marking 929;

292.31. the road marking 952 indicates maximum speed limit;

292.32. the road marking 953 marks the road number;

292.33. the road marking 954 marks the airport (aerodrome);

292.34. the road marking 955 marks footway or a part of footway and bicycle path intended for pedestrians.

293. A vehicle driver shall comply with the requirements laid down by the road markings 947 or 948, even if the abovementioned requirements are in contradiction with the requirements of other road horizontal markings.

294. If when driving along the lane which is marked with the road marking 927 there is no traffic light abovementioned in Paragraph 48 of this Regulation in front of a vehicle driver or it is switched off, the vehicle driver shall immediately move to the right.

295. It is prohibited to cross the road marking lines 920 and 921, except the road marking line 920 in the cases when it is used in order to mark parking place borders, or divide the flows of vehicles driving in opposite directions in order to return in his or her driving direction side.

296. If temporary signs, which are located, for example on portable stand, vehicle, which is carrying out roadworks, or in other way, which indicates temporary nature of installation of these signs, have another meaning than road marking lines, vehicle driver must follow the requirements of the temporary signs.

28. Closing Provisions

297. The Cabinet Regulation No. 571 of 29 June 2004, Road Traffic Regulations (Latvijas Vēstnesis, 2004, No. 103; 2005, No. 100, 103; 2008, No. 26, 118, 178; 2009, No. 132, 177; 2010, No. 177; 2011, No. 48, 91, 205; 2012, No. 62; 2014, No.179) is repealed.

298. Until 1 January 2018, road owners (possessors) shall change signs which designates living zone, and also driving out from a living zone with the signs corresponding to the Annex 4 of this Regulation. Until change of signs the following traffic signs shall be used:

533A Living zone
534A End of living zone

299. This Regulation shall come into force on 01 January 2016.

Informative Reference to the European Union Directives

This Regulation contains legal norms arising from:

1) Council Directive 96/53/EC of 25 July 1996 laying down for certain road vehicles circulating within the Community the maximum authorized dimensions in national and international traffic and the maximum authorized weights in international traffic;

2) Commission Implementing Directive 2014/37/EU of 27 February 2014 amending Council Directive 91/671/EEC relating to the compulsory use of safety belts and child restraint systems in vehicles.

Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma

Minister for Transport Anrijs Matīss

 

Annex 1
Cabinet Regulation No. 279
2 June 2015

Road Traffic Regulating Traffic Lights

For movement in all allowed directions For movement in all allowed directions For movement in certain directions For movement in certain directions For isolated movement in certain directions (non-conflict regulating)
For courtyards of undertakings and temporary narrowing points of the carriageway With long lasted on period in the traffic regulating lane
Only for tram movement
(non-conflict regulating)
For level crossing For drawbridges, ferry links and places of departure of special vehicles
For bicycle movement For pedestrian movement For crossings, pedestrian crossings, footways, bicycle paths, footways and bicycle paths, for road works and similar dangerous points
     
Information regarding a signal of the traffic lights of the opposite driving direction      

Minister for Transport Anrijs Matīss

 

Annex 2
Cabinet Regulation No. 279
2 June 2015

Permissible dimensions (with cargo or without it) of a vehicle (vehicle composition), actual mass and axle weight

1. Length:
1.1. for motor vehicles (except buses and trolley buses) 12 m
1.2. for trailers 12 m
1.3. for vehicle compositions which consist of an automobile with a semi-trailer 16.50 m
1.4. for vehicle compositions which consist of an automobile with a trailer 18.75 m
1.5. for articulated buses 18.75 m
1.6. for two-axle buses 13.50 m
1.7. for buses having more than two axles 15.00 m
1.8. for vehicle compositions which consist of a bus with a trailer 18.75 m
1.9. for vehicle compositions which consist of tractor machinery and two trailers 18.75 m
2. Width:
2.1. for all vehicles 2.55 m
2.2. for vehicles with isothermal body 2.60 m
3. Height 4 m
4. A vehicle or a vehicle composition shall turn around within the border of a circle type lane the outer radiuss of which is 12.50 m, but internal radiuss - 5.30 m
5. A distance on a horizontal plane from the semi-trailer support - coupling device axle up to rear of the semi-trailer 12 m
6. A distance in parallel of longitudinal axis of a vehicle composition with a trailer from the point protruded the farthest ahead from the freight room of the automobile up to point protruded the farthest to the rear of the trailer, by deducting the distance from the rear of the automobile up to the front of the trailer 15.65 m
7. A distance in parallel of longitudinal axis of a vehicle composition with a trailer from the point protruded the farthest ahead from the freight room of the automobile up to point protruded the farthest to the rear of the trailer 16.40 m
8. Actual mass:
8.1. for two-axle trailers 18 t
8.2. for three-axle trailers 24 t
8.3. for vehicle compositions with trailer which consist of two-axle automobile and two-axle trailer 36 t
8.4. for vehicle compositions with trailer which consist of two-axle automobile and three-axle or multi-axle trailer or three-axle automobile and two-axle or multi-axle trailer 40 t
8.5. for vehicle compositions with semi-trailer which consist of two-axle towing vehicle and three-axle or multi-axle semi-trailer or three-axle towing vehicle and two-axle or multi-axle semi-trailer 40 t
8.6. for vehicle compositions which consist of tractor machinery and two two-axle or three-axle trailers 40 t
8.7. for vehicle compositions with semi-trailer which consist or three-axle towing vehicle and two-axle or three-axle semi-trailer which are carrying 40 feet (12.2 m) ISO container 44 t
8.8. for vehicle compositions with semi-trailer which consist of two-axle towing vehicle and two-axle semi-trailer:  
8.8.1. if the distance between axles of the semi-trailer is 1.3 m and larger, but does not exceed 1.8 m 36 t
8.8.2. if the distance between axles of the semi-trailer is larger than 1.8 m 36 t
8.8.3. if actual mass of the towing vehicle is 18 t and actual mass of the semi-trailer the distance between axle of which is larger than 1.8 m, is 20 t and if drive axle shaft has double-wheels and pneumatic or equal thereto suspension 38 t
8.9. for two-axle automobiles 18 t
8.10. for three-axle automobiles 25 t
  if drive axle shaft of three-axle automobile has double-wheels and pneumatic or equal thereto suspension or each of drive axle shafts has double-wheels and axle load does not exceed 9.5 t 26 t
8.11. for four-axle automobile with two steering axle shafts, if its drive axle shaft of three-axle has double-wheels and pneumatic or equal thereto suspension or each of drive axle shafts has double-wheels and axle load does not exceed 9.5 t 32 t
8.12. for three-axle articulated buses 28 t
9. Single-axle shaft load:
9.1. for lazy axle shaft without double-wheels 10 t
9.2. for lazy axle shaft with double-wheels 10 t
9.3. for drive axle shaft 11.5 t
10. Sum of two-axle shaft load:
10.1. for motor vehicle, if the distance between axles is:  
10.1.1. less than 1 m 11.5 t
10.1.2. 1 m and larger, but less than 1.3 m 16 t
10.1.3. 1.3 m and larger, but less than 1.8 m 18 t
10.1.4. 1.3 m and larger, but less than 1.8 m and if drive axle has double-wheels and pneumatic or equal thereto suspension or if both drive axles have double-wheels and load on each axle does not exceed 9.5 t 19 t
10.2. for trailer (semi-trailers), if the distance between axles is:  
10.2.1. less than 1 m 11 t
10.2.2. 1 m and larger, but less than 1.3 m 16 t
10.2.3. 1.3 m and larger, but less than 1.8 m 18 t
10.2.4. 1.8 and larger 20 t
11. Sum of three-axle shaft load for trailers (semi-trailers), if the distance between axles:
11.1. does not exceed 1.3 m 21 t
11.2. is larger than 1.3 m, but does not exceed 1.4 m 24 t
12. Drive axle (axles) load of a vehicle (vehicle composition may not be less than 25 % of the total actual mass of a vehicle (vehicle composition)
13. The distance between rear axle of the towing vehicle and front axle of the trailer may not be less than 3.00 m for vehicle compositions
14. Maximum permissible mass in tons for a four-axle motor vehicle may not be larger than five distances in metres between front and rear axle thereof
15. A distances in a horizontal plane between a support - coupling device axle of a semi-trailer and any point in front of the semi-trailer may not exceed 2.04 m
16. For a standing bus a horizontal projection of the vertical tangent plane of the side shall be marked on the ground with a line which is located on the side of external edge of the circle abovementioned in Paragraph 4 of this Annex (both parts of articulated bus shall be aligned according to this line). When a bus, which has started to drive in the straight direction drives in the lane of the circle abovementioned in Paragraph 4 of this Annex, none part of it may be protruded outside the abovementioned vertical plane projection for more than 0.6 m
17. The requirements abovementioned in Sub-paragraphs 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4 and Paragraph 3 of this Annex shall apply to vehicle carriers, when they participate in the road traffic without freight

Minister for Transport Anrijs Matīss

 

Annex 3
Cabinet Regulation No. 279
2 June 2015

Vehicle Recognition Signs

No. Picture Name
1 Distinctive sign of the State of Latvia
2 Group of children
3 Deaf or deaf and dumb driver
4 Training vehicle
5 Speed limitation
6 Cargo out of vehicle dimensions
7 Dangerous goods

 

8 A) Lorry the laden mass of which exceeds 12 t, articulated tourist bus
B)  
C)   D)
9 A) Trailer (semi-trailer) the length of which including trailing arm exceeds 8 m or laden mass exceeds 10 t
B)
C) D)
10 Low-speed vehicle
11 Emergency sign

 

12 Front side (obverse) Card for use of parking place for disabled persons
Other side (reverse)

Minister for Transport Anrijs Matīss

 

Annex 4
Cabinet Regulation No. 279
2 June 2015

Traffic Signs

1. Warning Signs

No. Picture Name
101 Crossroads with priority to the right
102 Roundabout
103 Curve
104 Curve
105 Curves
106 Curves
107 Road narrows
108 Road narrows
109 Road narrows
110 Steep descent
111 Steep ascent
112 Uneven road ahead
113 Speed ramp
114 Change of road surface
115 Slippery road surface
116 Loose road surface
117 Falling rocks or debris
118 Roadworks ahead
119 Road with dangerous shoulders
120 Pedestrian crossing ahead
121 Children
122 Two-way traffic ahead
123 Traffic signals ahead
124 Domestic animals
125 Wild animals
126 Opening or swing bridge
127 Unprotected quayside or riverbank
128 Dangerous crosswinds
129 Low-flying aircraft
130 Bicycle pass crossing ahead
131 Tram crossing
132 Level crossing with barriers
133 Level crossing without barriers
134 Level crossing
135 Level crossing (multiple tracks)
136 Level crossing ahead
137 Level crossing ahead
138 Level crossing ahead
139 Level crossing ahead
140 Level crossing ahead
141 Level crossing ahead
142 Dangerous
143 Traffic jam

2. Priority Signs

No. Picture Name
201 Priority road
202 End of priority road
203 Crossroads with a minor road
204 Crossroads with a minor road
205 Crossroads with a minor road
206 Give way
207 Stop and give way
208 Give way to oncoming traffic
209 Priority over oncoming vehicles

3. Prohibitory Signs

No. Picture Name
301 No entry for vehicular traffic
302 Road closed to all vehicles in both directions
303 No motor vehicles
304 No motorcycles
305 No bicycles
306 No heavy goods vehicles
307 No trailer
308 No tractors
309 No pedestrians
310 Maximum width
311 Maximum height
312 Maximum weight
313 Maximum weight per axle
314 Maximum vehicle length
315 No right turn
316 No left turn
317 No U-turn
318 Minimum safe following distance between vehicles
319 No overtaking
320 End of overtaking prohibition
321 No overtaking by heavy goods vehicles
322 End of overtaking by heavy goods vehicles prohibition
323 Maximum speed limit
324 End of maximum speed limit
325 No horns or motor noise
326 No stopping and parking
327 No parking
328 No parking on odd dates
329 No parking on even dates
330 End of all limitations
331 Customs
332 Police
333 Danger
334 No vehicles carrying dangerous goods

4. Mandatory Signs

No. Picture Name
401 Proceed straight
402 Turn right
403 Turn left
404 Proceed straight or turn right
405 Proceed straight or turn left
406 Turn right or turn left
407 Turn right
408 Turn left
409 Roundabout
410 Pass on right side
411 Pass on left side
412 Pass on either side
413 Bicycle path
414 End of bicycle path
415 Footway
416 End of footway
417 Common footway and bicycle path
418 End of common footway and bicycle path
419 Footway and bicycle path
420 End of footway and bicycle path
421 Footway and bicycle path
422 End of footway and bicycle path
423 Minimum speed limit
424 End of minimum speed limit
425 Vehicles carrying dangerous goods proceed straight
426 Vehicles carrying dangerous goods turn right
427 Vehicles carrying dangerous goods turn left

5. Indication Signs

No. Picture Name
501 One-way street
502 End of one-way street
503 One-way street ahead
504 One-way street ahead
505 Lane for passenger public vehicles
506 End of lane for passenger public vehicles
507 Road with lane for passenger public vehicles
508 End of road with lane for passenger public vehicles
509 Road with lane for passenger public vehicles ahead
510 Road with lane for passenger public vehicles ahead
511 Minimum speed limit by lanes
512 Maximum speed limit by lanes
513 Driving directions by lanes
514 Driving direction on lane
515 Driving direction on lane
516 Driving direction on lane
517 Driving directions on lane
518 Driving directions on lane
519 Start of populated area
520 End of populated area
521 Name of town or village
522 Name of town or village
523 Parking prohibition zone
524 End of parking prohibition zone
525 Maximum speed limit zone
526 End of maximum speed limit zone
527 Footway zone
528 End of footway zone
529 Parking place zone
530 End of parking place zone
531 Recommended speed zone
532 End of recommended speed area
533 Living zone
534 End of living zone
535 Pedestrian crossing ahead
536 Pedestrian crossing ahead
537 Parking place
538 End of parking place
539 Paid parking place
540 End of paid parking place
541 Bus and trolley bus stop
542 Tram stop
543 Passenger taxi stop
544 Tunnel
545 End of tunnel
546 Stopping place
547 Start of frontier area
548 End of frontier area
549 Start of frontier zone
550 End of frontier zone
551 Border crossing point
552 Seed-way
553 End of speed-way
554 Forced stopping place
555 Start of populated area
556 End of populated area

6. Service Signs

No. Picture Name
601 Medical assistance point
602 Hospital
603 Filling station
604 Parking area
605 Technical maintenance point
606 Car wash
607 Telephone
608 Restaurant
609 Cafe
610 Hotel, motel or guest house
611 Youth tourism accommodation
612 Camping
613 Caravan parking place
614 Camping and caravan parking place
615 Rest area
616 Pedestrian route
617 Toilet
618 Bathing place or swimming-pool
619 Tourism information
620 Police
621 Traffic police
622 Post office
623 Radio channel for provision of road traffic information
624 Airport (aerodrome)
625 Bus terminal
626 Railway station
627 Marine passenger terminal
628 Ferry
629 Cargo port
630 Information block
631 Sightseeing object
632 Extinguisher
633 Emergency phone
634 Rural tourism accommodation

7. Direction Indicators and Information Signs

No. Picture Name
701 Advance direction indicator
702 Advance direction indicator
703 Direction indicator
704 Direction indicator
705 Direction indicator
706 Direction indicator
707 Distance indicator
708 Name of water obstacle
709 Driving scheme
710 Direction for obstacle bypassing
711 No through road
712 Previous direction indicator for no through road
713 Previous direction indicator for no through road
714 Lane start
715 Lane start
716 Lane end
717 Lane end
718 Driving directions by lanes
719 Driving directions by lanes
720 Driving directions by lanes
721 Slip road joining the main carriageway
722 Slip road joining the main carriageway
723 Turnaround place
724 Traffic limitations in Latvia
725 Recommended speed
726 Driving direction for lorries
727 Driving direction for lorries
728 Driving direction for lorries
729 Underground or surface crossing for pedestrians
730 Bypassing road scheme
731 Bypassing road direction
732 Bypassing road direction
733 Bypassing road direction
734 End of bypassing road
735 Advance indicator to change lane
736 Advance indicator to change lane
737 Advance indicator to change lane
738 Advance indicator to change lane
739 Kilometre indicator
740 Road number
741 Road number
742 Road number
743 Road number and direction
744 Road number and direction
745 Road number and direction
746 Reversible traffic lanes
747 End of reversible traffic lanes
748 Joining the road with reversible traffic lanes
749 Name of the country
750 Name of the administrative territory
751 Tourism object territory
752 Emergency exit
753 Direction of emergency exit

8. Additional Signs

No. Picture Name
801 Distance up to an object
802 Distance up to an object
803 Operation range
804 Operation range
805 Operation range
806 Operation range
807 Operation range
808 Operation range
809 Operation range
810 Operation range
811 Operation range
812 Operation range
813 Operation range
814 Operation direction
815 Operation directions
816 Operation direction
817 Driving lane
818 Type of a vehicle
819 Type of a vehicle
820 Type of a vehicle
821 Type of a vehicle
822 Type of a vehicle
823 Type of a vehicle
824 Type of a vehicle
825 On working days
826 On Sundays, Saturdays and holidays
827 Time period for operation
828 Time period for operation
829 Time period for operation
830 Type of placement of a vehicle in a parking place
831 Type of placement of a vehicle in a parking place
832 Type of placement of a vehicle in a parking place
833 Type of placement of a vehicle in a parking place
834 Type of placement of a vehicle in a parking place
835 Type of placement of a vehicle in a parking place
836 Type of placement of a vehicle in a parking place
837 Type of placement of a vehicle in a parking place
838 Type of placement of a vehicle in a parking place
839 Type of placement of a vehicle in a parking place
840 Time period of parking
841 Place for inspection of automobiles
842 Laden mass limitation
843 Blind pedestrians
844 For disabled persons
845 Wet coverage
846 Slippery coverage
847 Priority road direction
848 Tow truck is working
849 Other additional information
850 Speed ramp
851 Time period for operation of paid parking place
852 Switch off engine
853 Photo radar
854 Information on bicycle path
855 Information on bicycle path
856 Information on bicycle path
857 Bicycle route
858 EuroVelo route
859 Delivery of goods

Minister for Transport Anrijs Matīss

 

Annex 5
Cabinet Regulation No. 279
2 June 2015

Road Markings

I. Vertical markings

901 902 903 904
905 906 907 908 909
910 913 914 915
911 916
912
917 918 919

II. Horizontal markings

920 921 922 923 924 925
           
926 927 928 929 930
     
931 932 933
934 935 936
   
937
 
938 939 940 941 942
 
943 944 945 946 947 948
 
949 950 951 952
 
953 954 955

Minister for Transport Anrijs Matīss

 


Translation © 2016 Valsts valodas centrs (State Language Centre)

 
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Issuer: Cabinet of Ministers Type: regulation Document number: 279Adoption: 02.06.2015.Entry into force: 01.01.2016.Publication: "Latvijas Vēstnesis", 122 (5440), 27.06.2015. OP number: 2015/122.6
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