Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Electronic toll law amendment to be proposed

The Ministry of Transport, Postal Services and Telecommunications plans to revise the Electronic Toll Law through an indirect amendment to the law on road transport. The purpose is to enable automatic toll purchases by infrequent users of certain sections of highways. According to the current law, each vehicle using the toll roads must be equipped with an On-Board Unit (OBU). The device automatically calculates the route length and the sum to be paid.

The Ministry of Transport, Postal Services and Telecommunications plans to revise the Electronic Toll Law through an indirect amendment to the law on road transport. The purpose is to enable automatic toll purchases by infrequent users of certain sections of highways. According to the current law, each vehicle using the toll roads must be equipped with an On-Board Unit (OBU). The device automatically calculates the route length and the sum to be paid.

MP Peter Pelegrini (SMER) presented the revision at the parliamentary session.
The aim of the amendment is to lessen the administrative burden associated from the requirement to equip the vehicle with an OBU unit from occasional haulers. The MP explained that given the fact that the introduction of the electronic toll collection is planned for January 2010, there is not much time left for achieving the solution and thus he chose this possibility.

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

Top stories

Being a caregiver was an empty life

The fatal accident of the van carrying Slovak caregivers has opened a discussion on how these women work and live. The job agencies abuse both the drivers and the caregivers, a former caregiver in Austria, Angelika…

Angelika Horňáková

Slovaks produced an electric bike with the help of 3D printer Photo

The electrically-powered bicycle, claimed as the first in the world by its producer, costs the same amount as a new passenger car.

Electric bike by Kinazo Design

The day Prague fell

It is pointless to talk about the wins and losses of Czech political parties - the one who lost is the Czech Republic.

Andrej Babiš celebrates his election victory.

Transport bothers Bratislava Region

The smallest region in Slovakia has several specifics affecting various fields that will have to be addressed by respective regional authorities.

Candidates for the post of Bratislava Region's governor attending the discussion organised by the Sme daily (l-r): Juraj Droba, Milan Ftáčnik, Rudolf Kusý and Pavol Frešo.