In Latvia, special training and examination of drivers’ vehicles, as well as issuance of certificates for vehicles has been organized since 1996.
In order to increase the level of safety in road carriage and dangerous goods carriage companies of Latvia, as well as other European Union countries, a specially trained safety adviser has been appointed since 2002. The training of safety advisers in all European Union countries takes place according to a common program. An examination of safety advisers is taking place under the leadership of the Ministry of Transport. Sefety advisor certification is provided by:
Attention! Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Latvia has signed (on March 25, 2020) the Multilateral agreement M324 in the Field of Road Transport that all ADR driver training certificates expiring from March 1, 2020 to November 1, 2020 shall remain in force until 30 November 2020 and all ADR certificates for the training of safety advisers in the carriage of dangerous goods expiring between 1 March 2020 and 1 November 2020 shall remain valid until 30 November 2020.
Attention! Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Latvia has signed (on 25 March 2020) the multilateral agreement RID 1/2020 that all RID certificates expiring from 1 March 2020 to 1 November 2020 shall remain in force until 30 November 2020.
The translation into Latvian of the latest ADR edition of 2019 is available and can be purchased at the Road Transport Administration, 30 Vaļņu Street , Room 320. Contact information: Client hall administrator, phone: +371 67280485;
The full text of the RID in English is available. The translation into Latvian is available on the website of the State Railway Technical Inspectorate. Contact information: tel.+371 29531190.