Electronic tolls collected for use of highways in Slovakia through eleven months of 2013 amounted to €147.79 million, which is €2.55 million, or 1.8 percent, more than in November last year, the SITA newswire wrote.

In the month of November the tolls collected reached €14.09 million, which was also 1.8 percent more compared to the same month last year, according to SITA based on information provided to the media on December 16 by Anton Bodis, manager for communications strategy and PR of the toll company SkyToll. The toll collected for the use of specified sections of highways and dual carriageways in November was €9.31 million, and over eleven months for this year it was €97.41 million. The toll collected for use of specified sections of first category roads was €4.76 million last month and from the beginning of the year it reached €50.19 million. Of the total tolls collected in November, foreign vehicle operators paid 43.6 percent.

The day with the highest toll collected last month was November 4, with €667,190 collected. In November, a daily average of 30,699 vehicles weighing over 3.5 tons were using specified road sections subject to paying toll, which compared to the October daily average was a decrease of 2,718 vehicles. However, the number of registered vehicles in the electronic road toll collection system was 231,287 last month and that number had increased by 11,000 from October.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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