Prague, 15 June 2022 – After a hesitant April, which brought a slight decrease in the number of toll transactions, carriers returned to toll roads. In the fifth month, tolls on toll roads totalled CZK 1.311 billion (up 10.25% year-on-year).
The number of toll transactions also grew, by 6% to 97.4 million compared to May 2021. The past month with the second highest collection in history thus confirmed that May is traditionally one of the stronger months in terms of freight transport in the Czech Republic.
Further growth in toll collection revenues can be expected in the remaining months of the year, when starting from 1 July 2022 the network of toll roads is going to be expanded in accordance with the amended Decree on the Use of Toll Roads. With effect from 1 July 2022, the scope of toll sections is going to expand by a total of 373.3 kilometres of 1st category roads, namely the following sections in both directions:
“First of all, we would like to draw the attention of smaller regional carriers, who operate on these roads and have not yet had to pay tolls, to the change. It is necessary that from 1 July 2022 they have a duly signed contract and their vehicles equipped with an OBU to be able to use these 1st category road sections. They can register online or at one of over 200 points of sale,” said Petr Chvátal, CzechToll’s COO.
At the end of May 683 thousand vehicles weighing over 3.5 tonnes were registered in the electronic toll system. Of these 167 thousand vehicles had domestic license plate numbers, the remaining vehicles had foreign ones. The number of on-board units issued to carriers reached 556 thousand.