Prague, 21 November 2019 – CzechToll has launched extraordinary measures aimed at minimizing traffic complications caused by small foreign hauliers who are not registering in sufficient numbers for the new toll system in the Czech Republic. The priority of all the measures is to ensure free passage for passenger car drivers and the responsible lorry drivers already equipped with the new on-board unit. The measures will also reduce waiting time for the on-board units at border crossings.
As at 20 November 2019, the number of vehicles that have registered for the new toll system was around 251 thousand, approximately 55% of the total
expected number of 458 thousand vehicles. Over the past week, CzechToll has shipped 60,000 new on-board units, while the total of on-board units already delivered to hauliers is 141,000. Unfortunately, despite the threat of large queues, hauliers continue to underestimate the obligation to register and the points of sale are far from busy.
“Our company has prepared the maximum possible measures to reduce the waiting time and reduce traffic complications when the toll system is launched. Beyond our contractual obligations, we have invested more than CZK 50 million excluding VAT,” said Matej Okáli, CzechToll CEO.
In addition to extensive organisational and information measures, the capacity of POSs at border crossings will be reinforced as much as possible. New workplaces are already being set up at the POSs, which will temporarily increase the capacity for registering and issuing new on-board units. Temporary registration points will also be established at the exits from the Slovak Republic.
“With regards to the capacity of the parking areas, but also the space possibilities of POSs, it is not possible to achieve the handling of thousands of vehicles coming from abroad without the on-board unit without waiting. There will be traffic complications, but we believe that to a much lesser extent than without the implemented measures,” added Matej Okáli.
The measures will significantly improve the expected traffic situation at critical border crossings. At the crossing of Lanžhot – Kúty the line of vehicles will be shortened from the expected 44 km to 12 km, at the crossing of Bohumín – Gorzyczki from 40 km to 11 km, at Český Těšín – Cieszyn from 22 km to 5 km. There is also a risk at the other crossings – queues of waiting lorries can temporarily form also inland at POSs and petrol stations.
Selection of measures taken to alleviate the expected traffic complications as a result of the low activity by small hauliers from abroad in registering for the new electronic toll system in the Czech Republic
Hauliers can easily register on the website www.mytocz.eu; after paying the refundable deposit, they will receive the on-board unit by post. Registration is also possible through fuel card issuers, at more than 200 POSs and at 15 selected branches of the Czech Chamber of Commerce.
For complete information about the new toll system visit www.mytocz.eu or call the non-stop customer line +420 243 243 243 .