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“Rīgas satiksme” will take action against car drivers for stopping tram traffic

In accordance with the procedure stipulated in the Civil Procedure Law, “Rīgas satiksme” will take action against the driver of the car, who by carelessly parking the vehicle, delayed the tram traffic for an hour and affected the daily life of many passengers. At the same time, the company is going to take an initiative to the state institutions to impose more responsibility on the drivers who by carelessly parking their vehicles, affect the movement of public transport, “Rīgas satiksme” customers and disrupt the traffic in Riga in general.

On January 7, 2022, at around 14.00 in Riga, in K. Barona Street near the house No. 129, in the direction towards the city centre, too close to the railway, the car was parked clearly incorrectly. The traffic of the tram route No. 1 was stopped and at this site, public transport with hundreds of passengers was stopped for 58 minutes. Passenger transportation on this route is provided by several trams, consequently, in total, the traffic of the four low-floor trams was stopped due to careless parking, and they delayed their movement according to the route for 58, 47, 37 and 27 minutes respectively.

Providing the service to such a large number of customers and assessing what losses occur due to such and similar cases, “Rīgas satiksme” is preparing proposals for submission to the responsible authorities in order to determine more severe penalties in regulatory enactments for causing disruptions to the public transport traffic.

The Riga Municipal Police has drawn up a report on the administrative violation regarding parking of the car in violation of the Road Traffic Regulations, also a tow truck was called to the scene to move the vehicle.

The company often faces situations where the movement of the public transport is stopped due to negligence on the part of the drivers. “Rīgas satiksme” would like to remind you that when parking the car, it is definitely necessary to make sure that public transport will be able to get around it. If a tram runs in the vicinity of the car parking place, please make sure that the car is at least one meter away from the tramway.

For communication with “Rīgas satiksme” we encourage you to use the information telephone 20361862, or send an email to Furthermore, you can contact the enterprise using the section “Contact us” on the website, where anyone can submit an application electronically. 

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