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Friday, 09.12.2016, 02:04
During the first 11 months of this year, motorists paid EUR 2,880,949 in fines for violations recorded by speed cameras on Latvia's motor roads, Normunds Krapsis, a representative of the public order department of the State Police, told the Road Traffic Safety Council today.
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Latvia`s and Lithuania's new car sales rose at one of the fastest rates in the EU in the ten months through October, figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) showed on Thursday.
Trip for Lithuanians to Russia by car has become considerably longer – they can no longer take the shortest route via Belarus but first drive to Latvia and then enter Russia, Lietuvos Zinios daily said on Friday.
The Transport Ministry in cooperation with experts has completed work on alternative road tax rates, which stipulate higher taxes for luxury automobiles with high carbon dioxide emissions. The tax is expected to provide EUR 93 mln to the budget this year and about as much in 2017.
The average age of automobiles in Latvia is the second oldest in Europe, furthermore, major defects are found in 50% to 80% of automobiles during the annual vehicle inspections, as Janis Liepins, head of the Road Traffic Safety Directorate's Vehicle Technical Control and Certification Inspection, told Saeima Mandate, Ethics and Submissions Committee today, writes LETA.
With 46,797 passenger cars registered for the first time in Latvia in January-September 2016, the number of first-time registrations dropped by 2.5 percent compared to the respective period in 2015, according to the information from the Latvian Road Traffic Safety Directorate (CSDD), reports LETA.
The listed Polish importer and distributor of spare parts for motor vehicles Inter Cars has opened a 1,000 square meter warehouse and representation in the Estonian capital Tallinn and plans to expand to Tartu, Parnu and East-Viru County in the near future, writes LETA/BNS.