Publications

Aldis Lāma. Speeding and Road Traffic Safety in Latvia.// Traffic Safety Seminar “Automatic Speed Control, Traffic Signals” - NRA and BRA Riga, Latvia, February 7 & 8, 2008
Annotation – The report gives an overview of road traffic safety level in Latvia and compares it with that in the countries of EU, analyses the main causes of road accidents, analyses the impact of implemented measures on road traffic safety, shows the speed impact on road safety and consequences of accidents, as well as analyses different measures of EU for decreasing of speed on roads.
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Aldis Lāma. Influence of Human Factor on Road Traffic Safety in Latvia // Report of International Seminar „Traffic Psychology in Europe and its Possible Application for the Improvement of Traffic Safety in Latvia”. RPIVA, Riga, Latvia, 19th of June, 2007.
Annotation The report gives an overview of road traffic safety level in Latvia and compares it with that in the countries of EU, analyses the main causes of road accidents, analyses the impact of implemented measures on road traffic safety, as well as analyses different excuses of road users to blanch over own behaviour in traffic.
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Aldis Lāma, Juris Smirnovs, Juris Naudžuns. Effectiveness of the 2000 - 2006 National Road Traffic Safety Program Implementation in Latvia// The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering. Vilnius: Technika, 2007, Vol II, No  1, p13-20.
Annotation - First National Road Traffic Safety Program in Latvia was adopted by Cabinet of Ministers in 2000. The article analyzes results of program implementation within time period 2000 – 2005 and gives detailed look on the most effective measures in Latvian circumstances. Cost-benefit ratio of program implementation is good – 1,7. However it has to be mentioned that financing of program was carried out only by 63% and defined goals are partly achieved.

Aldis Lāma, Juris Smirnovs, Juris Naudžuns. Road Traffic Safety in Baltic States. // The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering. Vilnius:  Technika, 2006, Vol I, No1, p63-68.
Annotation - Road traffic safety problem in all the Baltic States is still of high priority in spite of some progress during the last years. This paper presents statistic figures characterizing levels, differences and common features, trends, experience and achievements in road safety management in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. There is a comparison of different ways chosen by transport policy makers for improvement of traffic safety in each state and explanation of positive trend,gained by each of them.

Aldis Lāma. The Road Traffic Patrol Handbook//Project Safe Road to School founded by EU. (Methodical and technical consultants J. Smirnovs, J.Naudžuns, A. Paeglītis) (in Latvian). // Traffic Department of Riga, Riga, 2005, 62 p.
Annotation „The Road Traffic Patrol Handbook” consists of six chapters which in easy way explain the Traffic rules for pedestrians and cyclists, the principles of estimation of the braking distance of a vehicle, the principles of traffic rules at the pedestrian crossings and at the stops of public transport, the steps of safe crossing of the street, recommendations for pupils how to move along the road in different weather conditions and to be safe, as well as the main desires and recommendation for Road Traffic Patrols are created.

Road Traffic Research Ltd, 2007