Prague, 8 September 2020 – In the first eight months of this year, carriers spent almost 7.4 billion crowns on tolls. During the summer months, the electronic toll system thus erased the loss of revenue caused by a fall in road transport in March, April and May this year. The total collection in eight months exceeded the results of 2019 by approximately one percent.
In August alone, carriers paid 914.5 million crowns for driving on toll roads, a year-on-year increase of 7.41%. This year’s August brought an interesting growth, even though it had one working day less than August 2019. According to CzechToll, the growth in toll collection was still mainly due to the expansion of the network of toll roads from 1 January 2020, but in the summer months the economic recovery following the critical spring months probably contributed to it as well.
In August, less than a third of the tolls (27%) was paid by carriers in the prepay toll mode, in which over 203,000 out of the total of 508,000 vehicles are registered in the system. The remaining vehicles registered in the postpay mode (i.e. subsequent payment based on an invoice or through fuel car issuers) accounted for the payment of the remaining 63% of the toll collection.