In Riga and Liepaja, photo radars installed at intersections are checked in test mode. In addition to violations: driving through a red light, movement along designated lanes for buses and public transport will also be recorded. Thus, in the near future, photo radars will help to resolve the situation with congestion at intersections.
Photo radars in Riga began to be installed in 2008, but they are not particularly widespread, since every year the city police install only a few of these devices in the city. All of course is due to a lack of Finance.
But the appearance of such photo radars has significantly reduced the number of accidents associated with exceeding the speed limit. Currently, these red light cameras are replacing stationary devices, and they do not require round-the-clock service. The entire system is connected to a single database and everything is managed by a computer. In fact, the equipment perfectly helps the traffic police maintain order and record offenses.
Photo radars are planned to be installed further in places where there is a greater number of accidents and violations. In this way, the authorities are trying to resolve the situation with violations.