Driving in Latvia
Road rules of Latvia
We have put together some key Latvian road rules to help awareness of different driving laws in foreign countries.
These rules are to be used as a guide, please be aware that rules are subject to change and are correct as of November 2014. Please ask your Avis representative if any queries arise.
Please ask your Avis representative about toll charges and road charges before leaving the Avis car hire location and whether snow tyres or chains are needed.
Take a look at our Latvia location page for ideas, travelling tips and booking information.
Which Side of the Road?
In Latvia, please drive on the RIGHT side of the road.
Unique Country Driving Laws
- It is compulsory to call the police to the scene of an accident.
- The use of hand-held mobile phones whilst driving is illegal. You may use a hands free device.
- Cars must keep headlights lit throughout the day. This is applicable all year round.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas*: 31 mph (50 km/h)
- Asphalt roads*: 55 mph (90 km/h)
- Rural areas*: (no asphalt): 43 mph (70 km/h)
*Unless indicated by a road sign.
Child Safety / Seatbelt Laws
It is compulsory for all inside the vehicle to wear a seatbelt.
- Children under 12 or less than 135cm cannot travel without appropriate child restraint for their size (no matter front or rear seats).
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
Compulsory Equipment in your Avis rental car
- First aid kit
- Fire extinguisher
- Warning triangle
- Reflective jacket
Please ask your Avis representative, whether snow tyres are compulsory at the time of your arrival.
- Fire Department
- European Emergency Number