Prague, 18 August 2021 – The beginning of the summer holidays brought, as every year, a month-on-month decline in toll collection. Compared to June, carriers paid 109 million Czech crowns less for the use of toll roads in July – a total of 1.146 billion. Compared to previous months, the growth in the lorry traffic intensity on toll roads slowed down as well.
The July toll collection is traditionally influenced by two public holidays and the use of paid leave, which reduce the performance of carriers. While the toll collection traditionally declined month-on-month in July, the volume of tolls increased year-on-year by 16.65%. As in previous months, the growth is mainly due to adjustments to toll rates, which from 1 January also include charges for noise and air pollution.
The year-on-year growth in the lorry traffic intensity on toll roads slowed down as well. While in June the CzechToll toll system recorded 96 million toll transactions, which represented a year-on-year increase of 12%, in July it was almost 88 million toll transactions (i.e. 2% more than in July 2020).
At the end of July, 603 thousand vehicles weighing over 3.5 tonnes were registered in the electronic toll system. Of these almost 161,000 vehicles had domestic license plate numbers, the remaining 442 thousand vehicles were registered abroad. The number of OBUs issued to carriers reached almost 506 thousand units.