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    I just came back from the DMV...

    I just came back from the DMV, and there is a full bar there!

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    just what every DMV should have!
    "Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world". ~Grant Petersen

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    Surely you jest!
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    Surely you jest!
    No joke. There is a cafe which sells food and has a small bar, and just past the cafe is a full on bar. This isn't just in the same building it's part of the DMV.....

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    Well obviously this DMV is way before their time. Ground breaking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas
    No joke. There is a cafe which sells food and has a small bar, and just past the cafe is a full on bar. This isn't just in the same building it's part of the DMV.....
    Get drunk while waiting to renew your license and drive home. Brilliant!

    What DMV is this?
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    Get drunk while waiting to renew your license and drive home. Brilliant!

    What DMV is this?
    The DMV (actually the CSDD) in Riga, Latvia. To their credit they do issue a bicycle drivers license!


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    Of course, what you don't see as you drink happily are the cops just down the road, waiting with the Breathalyzer. Kick-back heaven!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas
    The DMV (actually the CSDD) in Riga, Latvia. To their credit they do issue a bicycle drivers license!


    You look very different to how I imagined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Monkey
    You look very different to how I imagined.
    I guess I didn't have enough to drink yet.....

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    Do you take-a-number, then sit in the bar and wait til they call you? Cuz that would be awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas
    The DMV (actually the CSDD) in Riga, Latvia. To their credit they do issue a bicycle drivers license!

    Is that you, Ziemas?

    If so....then I'm sorry. I always thought you were a guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    Is that you, Ziemas?

    If so....then I'm sorry. I always thought you were a guy.
    LOL. No, that's the example they have up on the website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas
    LOL. No, that's the example they have up on the website.
    Whew! Feeling better then.

    You are a guy, right?
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    Whew! Feeling better then.

    You are a guy, right?
    Yes, complete with all the boorish behavior that goes along with it.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas
    To their credit they do issue a bicycle drivers license!
    Do you need a license to ride a bicycle in Latvia? If not, what is it for?
    You can correct my English mistakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    Surely you jest!
    No, I don't. And stop calling me Shirley.
    "I'm in shape -- round is a shape." Andy Rooney

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    Get drunk while waiting to renew your license and drive home. Brilliant!

    What DMV is this?

    No, no, you have it all wrong. It's there for the DMV employees. They need to have more fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Runaway Cyclist
    Do you need a license to ride a bicycle in Latvia? If not, what is it for?
    In theory you do need a license to ride a bicycle on the road if you don't have an automobile drivers license. The logic behind this is that you should know the rules of the road because you are also a vehicle on the road. It makes sense if you think about it.

    It also makes sense because Latvia has one of the highest road death rates in the world, and a terrible driving culture. In a country of 2.5 million 15 pedestrians have been killed in the first 13 days of the year. It helps to know who has the right of way.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas
    In theory you do need a license to ride a bicycle on the road if you don't have an automobile drivers license. The logic behind this is that you should know the rules of the road because you are also a vehicle on the road. It makes sense if you think about it.

    It also makes sense because Latvia has one of the highest road death rates in the world, and a terrible driving culture. In a country of 2.5 million 15 pedestrians have been killed in the first 13 days of the year. It helps to know who has the right of way.....
    If I were thinking about a cycling tour including Latvia would I as a nonresident be required to get one?

    Not any plans in the works, but if I am curious, then 100 others are on the forum too, generally. It also gets the Q and answer in the forum database and searchable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    If I were thinking about a cycling tour including Latvia would I as a nonresident be required to get one?

    Not any plans in the works, but if I am curious, then 100 others are on the forum too, generally. It also gets the Q and answer in the forum database and searchable.
    If you have a drivers license valid in Latvia then one would not be needed.

    FWIW I've never heard of anyone being asked for a license of any kind while riding a bike in Latvia, and I ride every day and know plenty of cyclists. I imagine it exists so one can't claim ignorance of the traffic laws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas
    I just came back from the DMV, and there is a full bar there!
    That's it! I'm moving to Latvia. What are the immigration policies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ
    That's it! I'm moving to Latvia. What are the immigration policies?
    Hmmm let's see....you either need a Latvian spouse, job, heritage, or an EU passport for a residency permit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas
    Hmmm let's see....you either need a Latvian spouse, job, heritage, or an EU passport for a residency permit.
    How about pumping an enormous amount of capitol into the economy? Would that work too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nobrainer440
    No, no, you have it all wrong. It's there for the DMV employees. They need to have more fun.
    - the DMV employees here have a lot of fun... i went there after moving into the state and was asked if i'd like to register to vote...

    "Sure, why not?" i replied.

    "What party?" asked the clerk.

    "Independent." i said.

    - three weeks later i got my voter registration card: Independent Democrats of Florida (there are 42 of us in our county of 600,000 voters - 38 more than the Independent British Beer Drinking Party's 4 members)...

    - doesn't matter as i always vote for the party with the smallest hands most shallow in my pockets...

    :-)

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