Parliament voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday, January 20, to approve an amendment to the Electronic Road-Toll Collection Act which will reduce the ticket fine for incorrectly connected on-board units (OBUs) from €1,655 to €120 with effect from February 1. Currently, drivers of trucks weighing more than 3.5 tonnes are required to pay €1,655 for any breach of the Road-Toll Collection Act.
The Transport Ministry-drafted amendment is designed to cut the fine for offences where drivers fail to enter data into an OBU, enter incomplete or false information, or fail to make the OBU available to a road-toll administrator. The amendment expands the range of toll-free vehicles to include the police and emergency services vehicles. Legislators also approved Smer MP Peter Pelegrini's amending proposal for the reduction in fines to be made retroactive, to January 1, and thereby apply to drivers whose fines are currently under review. TASR
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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21. Jan 2010 at 10:00