This year, more than 850,000 driving licenses will expire. There are almost 100,000 expired driving licenses left from last year.
In December 2019, CzechToll prescribed toll to carriers in the total amount of almost CZK 725 billion. In total, carriers were charged toll amounting to CZK 10.946 billion for the whole of 2019, i.e. 1,19% more than in 2018.
Following the expansion of the toll road network as of 1 January 2020, CzechToll operates a satellite toll system on a total of 1,102 kilometres of 1st category roads and 1,307 kilometres of motorways. Although the scope of charging has been extended by 903 kilometres, the operation of the cutting-edge satellite toll system is three times cheaper than the original microwave system.
Since its launch, the new satellite toll system has registered more than 3.5 million vehicle passages on toll roads using the new on-board unit. CzechToll collected more than CZK 40 million in tolls on Monday. Due to the presence of traffic police officers and significantly better driver cooperation than the company had expected, only minor and short-term complications in traffic were reported.
CzechToll has launched extraordinary measures aimed at minimizing traffic complications caused by small foreign hauliers who are not registering in sufficient numbers for the new toll system in the Czech Republic. The priority of all the measures is to ensure free passage for passenger car drivers and the responsible lorry drivers already equipped with the new on-board unit. The measures will also reduce waiting time for the on-board units at border crossings.
In five weeks, hauliers registered 122,000 vehicles in the new toll system. This is approximately 27% of the vehicles that are obliged to register and secure a new on-board unit. Given the lack of interest on the part of hauliers to meet their obligation, the new toll system operator strengthened the information campaign in the Czech Republic and Poland - countries where the largest number of vehicles remains to be registered.