PRESS RELEASE      19. 05. 2022

The number of toll transactions fell year-on-year in April for the first time since last year’s lockdowns; the amount of collected tolls still rose by 0.66% year-on-year

Prague, 19 May 2022 – In April, carriers paid 1.189 billion Czech crowns for the use of toll roads, up 0.66 percent year-on-year. Toll revenue grew despite a decline in the number of toll transactions. The number of issued on-board units exceeded 550,000 at the end of April, almost 155,000 of which were issued to domestic vehicles.

The CzechToll satellite toll system recorded almost 86 million toll transactions on toll roads in April. That’s 3 percent less than in April 2021 – and in absolute terms almost 12 million less toll transactions than in record March 2022. The data show that for transport carriers have used motorways more, while they are charged at a higher toll rate and have fewer toll sections.

“Despite the decline in the number of transactions, toll revenue increased slightly year-on-year. Among other things, the newly opened motorway sections have contributed to this. For example, the D35 in Pardubice took about 50,000 vehicles a month away from the I/ 35 road, which previously drove on the first category road with a lower rate and higher impacts on the environment and the quality of life of inhabitants of the surrounding area,” said Petr Chvátal, CzechToll’s COO.

At the end of March 675 thousand vehicles weighing over 3.5 tonnes were registered in the electronic toll system. Of these, almost 167 thousand vehicles had domestic license plate numbers; the remaining vehicles had foreign ones. The number of on-board units issued to carriers reached 550 thousand.

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