More than 400 trucks are expected to block certain roads in Bratislava on Friday, January 8, in protest against the electronic road toll system that was launched on New Year's Day, the TASR newswire was told by Jaroslav Polaček of the Union of Slovak Carriers (UNAS) on January 7.
The truckers want to push their basic demands, such as reductions in fuel and road taxes and a postponement of the electronic road toll sysyem by six months.
“Around 400 trucks are currently in Bratislava. Others are on the way,” Polaček said, adding that the hauliers will decide on the details of the protest, such as specific roads to be blocked, on Thursday evening.
Transport Minister Ľubomír Vážny earlier in the day claimed that the electronic toll system is running well and the truckers are only misusing the situation to cover their own failure to register in the system on time. TASR
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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8. Jan 2010 at 10:00