SkyToll, the operator of Slovakia's newly introduced satellite-based road-toll system, has rejected claims that the system repeatedly broke down on Wednesday, January 6
Company spokesperson Lenka Lendacká said an update to the system lasted only 10 minutes. "Registration wasn't limited, it went on in a smooth manner," she said.
However, spokesman for the Czech police in northern Moravia, Stanislav Sobol, said that the system had failed several times. "Unfortunately, a problem has occurred again. The system in Slovakia has broken down again," he said, adding that the problems arose at the Svrčinovce border crossing (in Žilina Region).
The situation at border crossings has eased considerably following traffic jams caused by the introduction of the system on January 1. Kilometre-long rows of trucks, seen at crossings on Monday and Tuesday, had by Wednesday disappeared or at least been substantially reduced. This was at least partly due to a public holiday in Slovakia on Wednesday. TASR
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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7. Jan 2010 at 10:00