Prague, 19 June 2023 – May thus became the third month this year in which the CzechToll satellite toll system recorded a slight year-on-year drop in collection. Specifically, carriers paid CZK 1.318 billion for the use of toll roads, up 1 percent year-on-year. As with the April result, May toll collection statistics reflected the missing one working day compared to 2022.
As in previous months, the number of toll transactions grew in May by 3.6 percent year-on-year to almost 109 million. The figure of toll transactions still reflects the expansion of the toll road network as of 1 July 2022.
“Although we have recorded a slight decline in toll collection for the third time this year, it cannot be assumed that the worsening economic situation in the region has started to set in. If this May had the same number of working days as last year, the amount of toll collection would increase slightly year-on-year,” said Petr Chvátal, CzechToll CEO.
Toll transactions also show the activity of carriers with toll payment obligation on the toll road network during the day. The toll system records the least traffic between midnight and 3:00 a.m., when an average of 4,000 to 5,000 toll-paying vehicles drive on toll roads in the course of 60 minutes. The number of vehicles doubles by 4:00 a.m., and between 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. the system records up to 14,000 vehicles every hour. Traffic peaks between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., when toll transactions are charged to more than 20,000 vehicles every hour.
At the end of May 784 thousand vehicles weighing over 3.5 tons were registered in the electronic toll system, of which over 609 thousand vehicles had foreign license plate numbers. For these registered vehicles, CzechToll issued 618 thousand units to carriers.