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879 RTAs fixed in 9 months for overtaking, left turn and failure of turn signal

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One of the most dangerous situations in road traffic is the careless maneuvering of drivers – overtaking, turning left, and not turning on the turn signal when a mishap begins.

The state police has registered 879 road accidents in the first nine months of this year. To make the problem a reality, the Latvian Motor Insurance Bureau (hereinafter – LTAB) launched an informative campaign in October saying “Road is not a game! Mistakes are not forgiven … “

In 3 European countries (including Latvia), road traffic restrictions stipulate that crossing activities are not prohibited unless there are special restrictions at certain intersections, such as restricted intersections, pedestrian crossings or continuous lane dividing lines. ‘The experience of insurance companies to date shows that drivers are generally misunderstood to blame the person responsible for the overtaking tactic. In most cases, the responsibility for such accidents lies with the left, and in some cases – both, ”explains Janice Abbasins, LTAB Board Chairman.

To update the issue, LTAB launched an informative campaign in October saying “Road is not a game! Mistakes will not be forgiven … “Experienced and young drivers are reminded to take safe precautions, with special emphasis on what to look out for when turning left. Alerts in the Waze app are based on data collected by LTAB in areas where traffic accidents occur most frequently.

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