In Latvia, special training and examination of drivers’ vehicles, as well as issuance of certificates for vehicles has been organized since 1996.
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. Safety advisor certification is provided by:
In the field of road transport: “Road Transport Administration of Latvia”, 30 Valņu Street, Riga
Attention! Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Latvia has signed (on March 9, 2021) the Multilateral agreements M333 and M334 in the Field of Road Transport that all ADR driver training certificates expiring from March 1, 2020 to September 1, 2021 shall remain in force until September 30, 2021 and all ADR certificates for the training of safety advisers in the carriage of dangerous goods expiring between March 1, 2020 and September 1, 2021 shall remain valid until September 30, 2021.
In the field of railway transport: State Railway Technical Inspectorate, 2 Riepnieku Street , Riga
Attention! Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Latvia has signed (on March 9, 2021) the multilateral agreement RID 1/2021 that all RID certificates expiring from March 1, 2021 to September 1, 2021 shall remain in force until September 30, 2021.
The translation into Latvian of the ADR 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 on the website of OTIF. The translation into Latvian is available on the website of the State Railway Technical Inspectorate. Contact information: tel.+371 29531190.