The National Highway Company (NDS) on May 6 admitted there are faults in the way electronic tolls are charged for motorway use for trucks over 3.5 tonnes after a group of truckers filed a complaint with prosecutors involving fraud and business data distortion earlier this week, the SITA newswire reported.
On May 4, the Slovak Transporters Union (UNAS) complained, among other things, that they are unlawfully charged for highway use even within municipal areas or charged for a longer-than-covered piece of road. A case in point they offered is a stretch of highway from Topolcany and Chlebany where truckers say they pay for 2 additional kilometres.
NDS spokesman Marcel Jánočík blames discrepancies between information in the database of highways and the actual situation, arising when traffic signs are moved by the municipalities without any related entry into the database or the signs are stolen.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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7. May 2010 at 10:00