Prague, 2 December 2019 – CzechToll’s new toll system is working without any problems and despite the Sunday ban on lorry driving the amount of tolls collected from carriers reached over CZK 7 million. With the first working day of the operation the points of sale became significantly busier. At some borders crossing drivers need to wait up to 30 minutes to be able to continue. From early morning until approximately noon, as a result of the registrations an approximately 2-kilometre queue was formed at Lanžhot border crossing. The trucks stood in the side lane all the time, while passage on the D2 motorway was possible with caution without limitation in both lanes.
“We did not underestimate the preparation, the points of sale work to the maximum and vehicle drivers leave the parking lot quickly following registration to make room for other drivers. Traffic police help us manage traffic so that there are no risks. These are three key factors thanks to which we are not facing major traffic complications at the moment,” said Matej Okáli, CzechToll CEO. At the same time, however, CzechToll continues to ask drivers for increased caution at transit border crossings.
There are currently 319,000 vehicles registered in the system, i.e. 70% of the expected number. Approximately 215 thousand on-board units have been issued. At border points of sale there are almost exclusively foreign vehicle drivers who were informed by the employer of the obligation to register and acquire a new on-board unit, instead of securing it in advance.
CzechToll has invested more than CZK 60 million in measures to double the capacity of the border points of sale operating under extraordinary circumstances, which involve about 700 staff. At the borders, CzechToll is ready to register 15,000 drivers per day without a new on-board unit, and another 65,000 drivers per day can register their vehicle inland.