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Police corps rejects transport operators' objections to Road Act

The Police Corps rejects the Transport Operators Association's (CESMAD) objections to the government's newly-proposed Road Act, which limits the time that trucks can operate on Slovak roads, police spokesman Martin Korch told the TASR newswire on April 24.

The Police Corps rejects the Transport Operators Association's (CESMAD) objections to the government's newly-proposed Road Act, which limits the time that trucks can operate on Slovak roads, police spokesman Martin Korch told the TASR newswire on April 24.

According to Korch, the new law actually lowers the number of hours during which certain types of vehicles are banned from the roads - from 22 to eight. The restriction is also limited to the most critical times, i.e. Friday and Sunday, from 16:00 to 20:00.

CESMAD argues that there isn't sufficient parking for trucks, which will have to leave the road during those hours. But Korch put the onus on transport companies, saying it is up to them to improve their logistics.

The transport operators plan to protest the new Road Act in the media and then by applying the transport restrictions before they come into effect on October 1, to show their potential impact. CESMAD maintains that the crux of the Act won't improve road safety or congested traffic. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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