INFLUENCE OF HUMAN FACTOR ON ROAD TRAFFIC SAFETY IN LATVIA. Aldis Lāma Accident database expert of Road Traffic Safety Directorate , Road safety expert of Road Traffic Research , Member of „CARE & RSPI national experts group” from Latvia in European Commission,
Accident database expert of Road Traffic Safety Directorate,
Road safety expert of Road Traffic Research,
Member of „CARE & RSPI national experts group” from Latvia in European Commission,
Road Safety PIN panelist from Latvia in European Transport Safety Council.
The system “Road user-Vehicle-Environment (condition of roads and weather)” sets specific problems of road traffic. Causes of the occurrence of road accidents can be divided in three main groups:
Reducing the consequences of crashes
The aim of the penalty point system is to separate the malicious and regular violators from those who are driving according to the road traffic rules.
If the number of received penalty points have come to 8 penaltypoints – a notification about the amount of received penalty points and the obligation to attend courses about road traffic safety “Driver’s skills improvement course”is sent to the violator.
„Driver’s skills improvement courses” are split into two parts (each part is a three hours long lecture 3 x 45 min):
Proposal to improve contents of courses with issue about psychologically correct attitude of road users towards safe moving in road traffic for offenders of Traffic regulations.
Injury accidents in Midsummer day point system
The three holidays of Midsummer Day (from 23rd to 25th of June) in 2000 were named “Bloody Midsummer days” when 26 people were killed.
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