AS OF January 2015 drivers on Slovak highways should be able to pay highway tolls using electronic highway stickers, purchased via the internet or their mobile phones. Drivers will thus no longer have to place a physical sticker on their windshields, but will have a virtual sticker instead, which will be connected with the car’s identification number.
This stems from a law passed by parliament on November 27, which introduces the electronisation of the system of sale of highway stickers for vehicles of up to 3.5 tonnes.
The Transport Ministry plans to make the virtual stickers available through the internet and mobile phones, the SITA newswire reported.
In addition to added convenience for drivers, the new system should also make driving on the roads easier as it will no longer necessitate limiting the movement of cars for visual control, the ministry wrote as reported by SITA.
Traditional stickers, which are valid for 10 days, one month, or one year, will continue to be sold as well, SITA wrote. Their prices in 2014 and 2015 should be €10, €14, and €50 respectively.
Compiled by Michaela Terenzani from press reports
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27. Nov 2013 at 14:00