Mandatory tolls were introduced for heavy trucks using the German autobahn system


Saturday 1st January 2005

Mandatory tolls were introduced for heavy trucks using the German autobahn system. Trucks paid between €0.09 and €0.14 per kilometre depending on their emission levels and number of axles. Operated by the private company, Toll Collect GmbH, the toll-collection system used vehicle-mounted transponders and roadway-mounted sensors installed throughout Germany. The new toll policy, however, resulted in a significant increase in heavy-truck traffic on regular highways (Bundesstrassen and Landstrassen) as drivers changed routes to avoid paying tolls.


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