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Text consolidated by Valsts valodas centrs (State Language Centre) with amending regulations of:

19 October 2004 [shall come into force on 23 October 2004];
10 October 2006 [shall come into force on 13 October 2006];
27 January 2009 [shall come into force on 31 January 2009];
29 September 2009 [shall come into force on 3 October 2009];
14 January 2014 [shall come into force on 24 January 2014];
1 October 2019 [shall come into force on 8 October 2019];
30 June 2020 [shall come into force on 1 July 2020].

If a whole or part of a paragraph has been amended, the date of the amending regulation appears in square brackets at the end of the paragraph. If a whole paragraph or sub-paragraph has been deleted, the date of the deletion appears in square brackets beside the deleted paragraph or sub-paragraph.


Republic of Latvia

Cabinet
Regulation No. 551

Adopted 21 June 2004

Regulations Regarding Application of the Penalty Point System

Issued pursuant to
Section 43.1, Paragraph seven
of the Road Traffic Law

1. General Provisions

1. The Regulation prescribes the administrative offences for which penalty points (hereinafter - the penalty points) are registered, the number of the penalty points, the limitation period thereof, the procedures for the registration and deletion thereof, the procedures for the exchange of information, the procedures for notifying the driver of the information contained in the register, and also the procedures for applying coercive measures to influence the behaviour of drivers (hereinafter - the coercive measures).

[30 June 2020]

2. Penalty points shall not be given to cyclists.

[27 January 2009 / Deletion of the words "and mopeds" shall come into force on 1 June 2009. See Paragraph 2 of Amendments]

2. Penalty Points, Procedures for the Registration and Deletion Thereof

3. Valsts akciju sabiedrība "Ceļu satiksmes drošības direkcija" [State joint-stock company Road Traffic Safety Directorate] (hereinafter - the Road Traffic Safety Directorate) shall register the penalty points in the State Register of Vehicles and Drivers Thereof. Registration of the penalty points shall apply to the drivers who have been registered in the Information System of Tractor-type Machinery and Drivers Thereof and the State Register of Vehicles and Drivers Thereof, and also to the drivers whose data have been registered in the Population Register (the personal identity number has been assigned to them).

[10 October 2006; 29 September 2009]

4. An official shall not take a separate decision on the registration of the penalty points. Penalty points shall be registered automatically on the day when the decision to impose an administrative penalty enters into effect and is no longer subject to contestation. Information about the imposition of the administrative penalty on the driver shall be transmitted from the Punishment Register to the State Register of Vehicles and Drivers Thereof in the online data transmission mode.

[1 October 2019]

5. If enforcement of the decision in relation to the imposition of the administrative penalty in accordance with the procedures laid down in laws and regulations is suspended, the penalty points given for a relevant offence shall be deleted after receipt of the relevant information from the Punishment Register. If a complaint about the imposition of the administrative penalty is rejected, the penalty points shall be registered again in accordance with the procedures referred to in Paragraph 4 of this Regulation.

[1 October 2019]

6. The administrative offences for which the penalty points are registered, and also the number of the penalty points have been determined in Annex 1 to this Regulation.

[19 October 2004]

7. The registered penalty points shall be deleted after the limitation period:

7.1. if five years have passed from the day of registration of the penalty points and penalty points have been registered for such administrative offences for which eight penalty points are given;

7.1. if two years have passed from the day of registration of the penalty points and penalty points have been registered for all other administrative offences or for the failure to comply with requirements of the coercive measure applied.

[14 January 2014]

8. An official shall not take the separate decision to delete the penalty points. The penalty points shall be deleted automatically in the cases referred to in this Regulation.

9. The coercive measure referred to in Sub-paragraphs 12.2 and 12.4 of this Regulation shall only be applied to the driver after he or she has been sent the notification of the coercive measure applied. If the driver has complied with the requirements of the relevant coercive measure within the specified time period or has voluntarily attended training sessions (seminars) on matters of road traffic safety and matters of safe driving of a vehicle or correction of driving behaviour in group classes (Paragraph 13.1), the number of the registered penalty points shall be reduced by two penalty points.

[1 October 2019]

10. In each cycle from receiving the first penalty point until the prohibition of the exercise of the right to drive vehicles referred to in Paragraph 20 of this Regulation or until deletion of all penalty points, the number of the penalty points can only be reduced once for each coercive measure.

11. When applying the prohibition of the exercise of the right to drive vehicles referred to in Paragraph 20 of this Regulation to the driver, all the penalty points shall be deleted.

[14 January 2014]

3. Procedures for Applying the Coercive Measures

3.1. General Provisions Regarding the Procedures for Applying the Coercive Measures

12. The following coercive measures shall be applied to the driver:

12.1. if the number of the penalty points obtained has reached four - a written warning;

12.2. if the number of the penalty points obtained has reached eight - training sessions (seminars) on the matters of road traffic safety and matters of safe driving of a vehicle or correction of driving behaviour in group classes;

12.3. if the number of the penalty points obtained has reached 10 - the prohibition of the exercise of the right to drive vehicles for one year in case of the driver whose driving experience is less than two years (hereinafter - the new driver);

12.4. if the number of the penalty points obtained has reached 12 - the examination on the matters of road traffic safety and the examination of driving skills (hereinafter - the examinations);

12.5. if the number of the penalty points obtained has reached 16 - the prohibition of the exercise of the right to drive vehicles for one year.

[10 October 2006; 27 January 2009; 14 January 2014; 1 October 2019]

3.2. Coercive Measure - Warning

13. If the number of the penalty points obtained by the driver has reached four, he or she shall be sent the notification of the number of the penalty points obtained and the request not to commit future violations of the laws and regulations governing road traffic.

[1 October 2019]

13.1 If the number of the registered penalty points of the driver has reached four points, the driver has the right to voluntarily attend training sessions (seminars) on the matters of road traffic safety and matters of safe driving of a vehicle or correction of driving behaviour in group classes until the moment when the coercive measure referred to in Paragraph 14 of this Regulation is applied to him or her.

[14 January 2014; 1 October 2019]

3.3. Coercive Measure - Training Sessions or Correction of Driving Behaviour in Group Classes

[1 October 2019]

14. If the number of the penalty points obtained by the driver has reached eight, he or she shall be sent the notification of the number of the penalty points obtained and the obligation to attend training sessions (seminars) on the matters of road traffic safety and matters of safe driving of a vehicle or correction of driving behaviour in group classes. The Road Traffic Safety Directorate shall apply the coercive measure upon evaluating the registered violations.

[14 January 2014; 1 October 2019]

15. The driver shall apply for the training sessions (seminars) on the matters of road traffic safety and matters of safe driving of a vehicle or correction of driving behaviour in group classes at the Road Traffic Safety Directorate or at a person providing them within two months and shall complete them within six months after sending the notification referred to in Paragraph 14 of this Regulation. If the driver has failed to comply with the requirements of the applied coercive measure within six months, the number of his or her registered penalty points shall be increased by two points. If the right to drive vehicles is revoked for the driver during the time period for enforcement of the respective coercive measure, the time period for the enforcement of the relevant coercive measure shall be suspended and renewed after restoration of the right to drive vehicles.

[14 January 2014; 1 October 2019]

15.1 Correction of driving behaviour in group classes shall be provided by the legal person that has suitably prepared staff, appropriate premises available for giving classes and that has demonstrated, before a commission established by the Minister for Transport, its capacity and experience in providing correction of driving behaviour in group classes in accordance with the programme referred to in Annex 4 to this Regulation. The respective commission shall be composed of at least three persons, including a representative of the Ministry of Transport and a representative of the Road Traffic Safety Directorate. Experts working in the field of road traffic may be invited to the commission.

[14 January 2014; 1 October 2019]

15.2 A legal person shall ensure correction of driving behaviour in group classes on the basis of the contract entered into with the Road Traffic Safety Directorate.

[14 January 2014 / Paragraph shall come into force on 1 July 2014. See Paragraph 2 of Amendments]

15.3 The duration of correction of driving behaviour in group classes may not be shorter than 10 hours, and the training content shall correspond to the programme referred to in Annex 4 to this Regulation.

[14 January 2014 / Paragraph shall come into force on 1 July 2014. See Paragraph 2 of Amendments]

15.4 Classes shall be provided for a charge.

[14 January 2014 / Paragraph shall come into force on 1 July 2014. See Paragraph 2 of Amendments]

16. Training sessions (seminars) shall be organised by the Road Traffic Safety Directorate.

[19 October 2004]

16.1 Theoretical training on the matters of road traffic safety shall be provided by the person who has demonstrated, before the commission referred to in Paragraph 15.1 of this Regulation, his or her skills in teaching the training material which corresponds to Annex 2 to this Regulation.

[14 January 2014]

16.2 The person providing training in the matters of road traffic safety shall have a higher education and at least three years experience in teaching.

[19 October 2004]

16.3 The person shall provide training in the matters of road traffic safety on the basis of the contract entered into with the Road Traffic Safety Directorate.

[19 October 2004]

16.4 The duration of training in the matters of road traffic safety may not be shorter than 10 hours, and the training content shall correspond to the programme referred to in Annex 2 to this Regulation.

[19 October 2004 / Replacement of the word "six" with the number "10" shall come into force on 1 June 2009. See Paragraph 2 of Amendments]

16.5 The duration of one training hour shall be 45 minutes.

[19 October 2004]

16.6 Training in the matters of safe driving of vehicles shall be provided by legal persons that have the training area which corresponds to the requirements laid down in Annex 3 to this Regulation and suitably prepared training instructors and that have obtained the authorisation of the commission referred to in Paragraph 15.1 of this Regulation and have entered into the contract with the Road Traffic Safety Directorate.

[14 January 2014]

16.7 During training, a person shall be provided with an insight into the following matters of safe driving of vehicles in theoretical and practical classes:

16.71. stopping distance of the vehicle, its changes depending on the adhesion of vehicle tyres to the road surface;

16.72. avoiding the obstacle which appeared unexpectedly on the road;

16.73. occurrence of a lateral slip when driving in a straight road section;

16.74. impact of centrifugal force on the vehicle and occurrence of a lateral slip when taking a road curve;

16.75. aquaplaning, its occurrence and prevention.

[19 October 2004]

16.8 The vehicle owned or held by a trainee may be used in training in the matters of safe driving of vehicles.

[19 October 2004]

16.9 The duration of training in the matters of safe driving of vehicles shall be six hours.

[19 October 2004]

16.10 Training shall be provided for a charge.

[19 October 2004]

3.4. Coercive Measure - Examination and Examination of Driving Skills

17. If the number of the penalty points obtained by the driver has reached 12 points, he or she shall be sent the notification of the number of the penalty points obtained, and also of the obligation to take examinations.

[1 October 2019]

18. In order to take examinations, the driver shall apply to the Road Traffic Safety Directorate within two months and successfully pass the examinations within six months after sending of the notification referred to in Paragraph 17 of this Regulation. If the respective requirement is not complied with, it shall be considered that the driver has failed to comply with the coercive measure applied and the number of registered penalty points of the driver shall be increased by two points.

[27 January 2009; 1 October 2019]

19. The driver shall take examinations at the Road Traffic Safety Directorate.

[1 October 2019]

19.1 Prior to taking examinations, the person shall present his or her personal identification document, a driver's licence or a learner-driver permit issued by the Road Traffic Safety, or a driver's licence for small-sized floating units.

[1 October 2019]

19.2 The examination on the matters of road traffic safety shall be taken on the computer. Each person shall take the examination independently, without the assistance of other persons or reference materials, and also shall not disturb other persons taking the examination.

[19 October 2004; 1 October 2019]

19.3 In taking the examination on matters of road traffic safety, a person shall consecutively answer to 20 questions about road traffic safety prepared by the Road Traffic Safety Directorate. The time given for providing answers to the examination questions shall be 20 minutes.

[19 October 2004; 1 October 2019]

19.4 The examination on the matters of road traffic safety is passed if the person has provided not more than two incorrect answers. If the examination has not been passed, the examination can be re-taken not earlier than on the following day.

[19 October 2004; 1 October 2019]

19.5 The driver shall be examined on his or her driving skills and evaluated in accordance with the laws and regulations regarding obtaining a driver qualification.

[27 January 2009 / Paragraph shall come into force on 1 June 2009. See Paragraph 2 of Amendments]

19.6 Within the framework of the examination of driver skills, a person shall take a driving examination conforming to Category B in one of the divisions of the Road Traffic Safety Directorate conducting such examinations. If only Category AM, A1, A2, A, or B1 is marked in a driver's licence, the person shall take the driving examination which conforms to the relevant category.

[27 January 2009; 14 January 2014; 1 October 2019]

19.7 The procedures for sending a notification and for the obligation to take examinations that have been laid down in this Chapter shall not apply to the drivers who have reached the number of the penalty points referred to in Sub-paragraph 12.4 of this Regulation and who must take examinations to renew the right to drive vehicles in accordance with the laws and regulations regarding obtaining a driver qualification.

[1 October 2019]

19.8 After passing the respective examinations, the number of the registered penalty points shall be reduced by two points in respect of the drivers who have reached the number of the penalty points referred to in Sub-paragraph 12.4 of this Regulation and who must take examinations to renew the right to drive vehicles in accordance with the laws and regulations regarding obtaining a driver qualification.

[1 October 2019]

3.5. Coercive Measure - Prohibition of the Exercise of the Right to Drive Vehicles

20. If the number of the penalty points obtained by the driver has reached 16 points but, in case of a new driver, 10 points, he or she shall be sent the notification of the number of the penalty points obtained and the prohibition of the exercise of the right to drive vehicles for one year.

[10 October 2006; 14 January 2014; 1 October 2019]

21. The driver shall, within 20 days after sending of the notification referred to in Paragraph 20 of this Regulation, hand over the invalid driver's licence to the division of the Road Traffic Safety Directorate for disposal, except for the case where the driver's licence has been suspended by a police officer. If the driver's licence is lost, the driver shall submit a relevant written notification to the Road Traffic Safety Directorate. When the time period for the prohibition of the exercise of the right has expired, the driver may receive a new driver's licence after passing the theoretical and driving examinations.

[19 October 2004]

22. [1 October 2019]

23. If the driver drives a vehicle during the time period for the prohibition of the exercise of the right to drive vehicles, the time period for the prohibition shall be extended according to the period which has passed from the moment of imposition of the prohibition of the exercise of the right until driving the vehicle.

24. [14 January 2014]

25. If the prohibition of the exercise of the right to drive vehicles has been imposed on a new driver, then after renewal of the right to drive, the status of the new driver shall be extended for another year in respect of the relevant driver.

[14 January 2014]

4. Procedures for the Exchange of Information

26. Information shall be exchanged electronically between the Punishment Register and the State Register of Vehicles and Drivers Thereof, and also between the Punishment Register and the Information System of Tractor-type Machinery and Drivers Thereof on the basis of the contract entered into between the Information Centre of the Ministry of the Interior and the Road Traffic Safety Directorate, and the State Technical Supervision Agency.

[10 October 2006]

27. The driver shall be sent the notification of the number of the penalty points obtained to the address of his or her declared place of residence when the number of the penalty points has reached the number determined for the application of a relevant coercive measure. Information shall be prepared electronically, and it shall be valid without signature.

27.1 If the driver has registered for the receipt of electronic notifications on the electronic e-service system on the website of the Road Traffic Safety Directorate (www.csdd.lv) and has agreed to electronic receipt of the notifications specified in this Regulation, these notifications shall be sent to the e-mail address of the driver indicated on the electronic e-service system of the Road Traffic Safety Directorate, and notifications shall not be sent to the declared place of residence of the driver.

[29 September 2009; 1 October 2019]

27.2 If the right to drive vehicles is revoked for the driver, the notification of the coercive measure applied shall be sent after renewal of the right to drive vehicles.

[1 October 2019]

28. The Regulation shall come into force on 1 July 2004.

Acting for the Prime Minister -
Deputy Prime Minister A. Šlesers

Minister for the Interior Ē. Jēkabsons

 

Annex 1
Cabinet Regulation No. 551
21 June 2004

Administrative Offences for Which the Penalty Points are Given and the Number of the Penalty Points

[30 June 2020]

No.

Administrative offence in accordance with the Road Traffic Law (hereinafter - the RTL) or the Law on Carriage by Road (hereinafter - the LCR)

Number of the penalty points

Violation of the General Road Traffic Regulations

1. Section 51, Paragraph two of the RTL

0 or 1*

2. Section 51, Paragraph five of the RTL

3

3. Section 51, Paragraph nine of the RTL

1

4. Section 51, Paragraph ten of the RTL

6

Violation of the Road Traffic Control Regulations

5. Section 52, Paragraph one of the RTL

4

6. Section 52, Paragraph two of the RTL

2

7. Section 52, Paragraph five of the RTL

8

Violation of the Regulations in Respect of Start of Driving and Change of the Driving Direction

8. Section 53, Paragraph one of the RTL

1

9. Section 53, Paragraph two of the RTL

2

10. Section 53, Paragraph three of the RTL

1

11. Section 53, Paragraph four of the RTL

1

12. Section 53, Paragraph five of the RTL

1

13. Section 53, Paragraph six of the RTL

1

14. Section 53, Paragraph seven of the RTL

2

15. Section 53, Paragraph eight of the RTL

1

16. Section 53, Paragraph nine of the RTL

1

17. Section 53, Paragraph ten of the RTL

2

Violation of the Regulations in Respect of Arrangement of Vehicles on the Carriageway

18. Section 54, Paragraph one of the RTL

1

19. Section 54, Paragraph three of the RTL

1

20. Section 54, Paragraph five of the RTL

1

21. Section 54, Paragraph six of the RTL

1

22. Section 54, Paragraph eight of the RTL

3

Failure to Observe Driving Speed, Distance, and Interval

23. Section 55, Paragraph seven of the RTL

1

24. Section 55, Paragraph eight of the RTL

1

25. Section 55, Paragraph nine of the RTL

1

26. Section 55, Paragraph ten of the RTL

1

27. Section 55, Paragraph eleven of the RTL

2

28. Section 55, Paragraph twelve of the RTL

2

29. Section 55, Paragraph thirteen of the RTL

2

30. Section 55, Paragraph fourteen of the RTL

2

31. Section 55, Paragraph fifteen of the RTL

3

32. Section 55, Paragraph sixteen of the RTL

3

33. Section 55, Paragraph seventeen of the RTL

3

34. Section 55, Paragraph eighteen of the RTL

3

35. Section 55, Paragraph nineteen of the RTL

4

36. Section 55, Paragraph twenty of the RTL

4

37. Section 55, Paragraph twenty-one of the RTL

4

38. Section 55, Paragraph twenty-two of the RTL

4

39. Section 55, Paragraph twenty-three of the RTL

5

40. Section 55, Paragraph twenty-four of the RTL

5

41. Section 55, Paragraph twenty-five of the RTL

5

42. Section 55, Paragraph twenty-six of the RTL

5

43. Section 55, Paragraph twenty-seven of the RTL

1

Violation of the Regulations in Respect of Overtaking and Changing with an Oncoming Vehicle

44. Section 56, Paragraph one of the RTL

2

45. Section 56, Paragraph two of the RTL

1

46. Section 56, Paragraph three of the RTL

1

47. Section 56, Paragraph four of the RTL

1

48. Section 56, Paragraph five of the RTL

2

49. Section 56, Paragraph six of the RTL

1

50. Section 56, Paragraph seven of the RTL

2

51. Section 56, Paragraph eight of the RTL

6

52. Section 56, Paragraph nine of the RTL

1

Violation of the Driving Procedures at Crossroads

53. Section 58, Paragraph one of the RTL

2

54. Section 58, Paragraph two of the RTL

1

Violation of the Road Traffic Regulations in the Populated Area

55. Section 59, Paragraph two of the RTL

2

Violation of the Road Traffic Regulations at a Pedestrian Crossing and Marked Stops of Passenger Public Transport Vehicles

56. Section 60, Paragraph one of the RTL

2

Violation of the Regulations in Respect of Crossing of Level Crossings

57. Section 61, Paragraph one of the RTL

4

58. Section 61, Paragraph two of the RTL

4

59. Section 61, Paragraph four of the RTL

1

60. Section 61, Paragraph six of the RTL

4

61. Section 61, Paragraph seven of the RTL

6

Driving of Vehicles under the Influence of Alcohol or Narcotic or Other Intoxicating Substances

62. Section 62, Paragraph one of the RTL

6

63. Section 62, Paragraph two of the RTL

8

64. Section 62, Paragraph three of the RTL

8

65. Section 62, Paragraph four of the RTL

8

66. Section 62, Paragraph five of the RTL

8

67. Section 62, Paragraph six of the RTL

3

68. Section 62, Paragraph seven of the RTL

8

69. Section 62, Paragraph eight of the RTL

8

Offences of the Driver of a Vehicle in Special Cases

70. Section 63, Paragraph two of the RTL

1

71. Section 63, Paragraph three of the RTL

2

72. Section 63, Paragraph five of the RTL

0 or 4**

Violation of the Regulations in Respect of the Use of Exterior Lighting Devices

73. Section 64, Paragraph two of the RTL

1

74. Section 64, Paragraph twelve of the RTL

1

Violation of the Regulations in Respect of Towing of Vehicles

75. Section 66, Paragraph one of the RTL

1

76. Section 66, Paragraph three of the RTL

1

Violation of the Provisions for Technical Condition and Arrangement of Vehicles

77. Section 71, Paragraph one of the RTL

2

78. Section 71, Paragraph two of the RTL

2

79. Section 71, Paragraph six of the RTL

1

80. Section 71, Paragraph seven of the RTL

1

81. Section 71, Paragraph nine of the RTL

1

82. Section 71, Paragraph ten of the RTL

1

83. Section 71, Paragraph eleven of the RTL

2

84. Section 71, Paragraph fourteen of the RTL

1

85. Section 71, Paragraph seventeen of the RTL

2

86. Section 71, Paragraph nineteen of the RTL

1

87. Section 71, Paragraph twenty of the RTL

1

Violation of the Requirements of Priority Traffic Signs

88. Section 74, Paragraph one of the RTL

2

Violation of the Requirements of Prohibition Traffic Signs

89. Section 75, Paragraph one of the RTL

1

90. Section 75, Paragraph two of the RTL

2

Violation of the Requirements of Mandatory Traffic Signs

91. Section 76, Paragraph one of the RTL

1

92. Section 76, Paragraph two of the RTL

3

93. Section 76, Paragraph three of the RTL

1

Violation of the Requirements of Indication Traffic Signs

94. Section 77, Paragraph one of the RTL

1

95. Section 77, Paragraph two of the RTL

2

Violation of the Requirements of Road Markings

96. Section 78, Paragraph one of the RTL

2

97. Section 78, Paragraph two of the RTL

1

98. Section 78, Paragraph four of the RTL

2

99. Section 78, Paragraph five of the RTL

1

Violation of the Regulations in Respect of Carriage of Passengers

100. Section 79, Paragraph one of the RTL

1***

101. Section 79, Paragraph two of the RTL

1

102. Section 79, Paragraph three of the RTL

2

103. Section 79, Paragraph four of the RTL

1

104. Section 79, Paragraph five of the RTL

1

105. Section 79, Paragraph six of the RTL

2

Violation of the Regulations in Respect of the Carriage of Goods

106. Section 54, Paragraph sixteen of the LCR

1

107. Section 54, Paragraph seventeen of the LCR

1

108. Section 54, Paragraph eighteen of the LCR

1

109. Section 54, Paragraph nineteen of the LCR

1

110. Section 54, Paragraph twenty of the LCR

1

111. Section 54, Paragraph twenty-one of the LCR

1

112. Section 54, Paragraph twenty-two of the LCR

1

113. Section 54, Paragraph twenty-three of the LCR

1

114. Section 54, Paragraph twenty-four of the LCR

1

115. Section 54, Paragraph twenty-five of the LCR

1

Notes.
1. * The penalty points shall not be given to the driver if a passenger has failed to comply with the respective obligation when going by bus.
2. ** Four penalty points shall be given if another driver is involved in a road traffic accident. The penalty points shall not be given in other cases (not specified above) when a road traffic accident has occurred.
3. *** Not applicable to passenger public transport vehicles.

 

Annex 2
Cabinet Regulation No. 551
21 June 2004

Programme for Training Sessions on Matters of Road Traffic Safety

[19 October 2004; 1 October 2019]

No.

Name of the topic

Number of training hours

1. Behaviour of road traffic participants and factors affecting it (safe driving behaviour, psychological significance of the use of a car - motives and needs, fatigue, basics of psychophysiology, characteristics of the behaviour of less protected road traffic participants, anger, aggression, and stress as a road traffic problem, alcohol, narcotic substances and driving of a vehicle, illnesses, medicinal products and driving of a vehicle)

5

2. Safe driving behaviour in different road traffic situations (basics of safe driving of a vehicle, individual and public losses resulting from road traffic accidents, safe driving mechanics of a vehicle, creation of dangerous road traffic situations and accidents, characteristics of driving vehicles in different meteorological and road conditions, benefits of safe driving)

5

  Total

10

 

Annex 3
Cabinet Regulation No. 551
21 June 2004

Requirements for Training Areas Where Safe Driving of Vehicles is Taught

[19 October 2004]

1. A training area shall have the following elements:

1.1. a straight line which allows to reach a driving speed of 80 km/h with a B category vehicle, moreover a sufficient length of stopping distance is ensured;

1.2. a circle which allows to exercise at a driving speed of 50 km/h.

2. The elements referred to in Paragraph 1 of this Annex shall be equipped with a partial asphalt-concrete and partial increased slip surface, and also an irrigation system which reduces adhesion of vehicle tyres to the road surface and allows to imitate emergence of unexpected obstacles or another system which ensures reduced adhesion of vehicle tyres and an opportunity to imitate emergence of unexpected obstacles.

3. A part of the training area where driving is taught shall be separated from the public premises and areas.

4. The training area shall be equipped with artificial lighting.

5. The training area shall include a fully developed building with a sufficiently large training room so that trainees would be able to move therein freely and visual training aids (for example, road signs, road designations, images on screen) would be clearly visible from any seat in the room.

 

Annex 4
Cabinet Regulation No. 551
21 June 2004

Programme for Correction of Driving Behaviour in Group Classes

[14 January 2014 / The Annex shall come into force on 1 July 2014. See Paragraph 2 of Amendments]

No.

Name of the topic

Number of training hours

1. Getting acquainted with members of the group. Testing of driving behaviour. Discussion on aggressive behaviour on the road, motives, types of expression of aggressive behaviour, and factors contributing thereto

2.5

2. Joint analysis of an aggressive driving situation selected by members of the group. Practical task. Discussion on emotions, how members of the group recognise their anger, types of their mental and physical expression. Members of the group acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of anger management

2.5

3. Group discussion on questions such as what is stress, what are causes of stress and how it is recognised, what are psychological and psycho-physiological mechanisms of stress. Acquisition of practical and theoretical knowledge of stress management and significance of its self-regulation. By sharing experience members analyse their skills to assume responsibility for their emotions, are aware of the choice of their behaviour and its consequences, learn to set priorities and then balance mutually conflicting requirements. Homework assignment

2.5

4. Members are sharing their driving experience of previous weeks by taking into account the newly acquired knowledge. Characteristic driving situations on the road experienced by members of the group, their analysis and recommendations for the most suitable behaviour. Analysis of the homework assignment. Changes in the individual driving behaviour and conclusions. Repeated testing of driving behaviour and analysis of results

2.5

  Total

10



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Issuer: Cabinet of Ministers Type: regulation Document number: 551Adoption: 21.06.2004.Entry into force: 01.07.2004.Publication: Latvijas Vēstnesis, 102, 30.06.2004.
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