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Cars Blanket motorway tolls planned for Europe

14:21  22 july  2020
14:21  22 july  2020 Source:   motoringresearch.com

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Going by car to a European country and do not know how to pay fees for crossing roads and motorway sections? On this page we have better clarity around the web tolls .eu prepared a complete list of individual European states divided into categories according to the method of levying tolls .

Motorists face paying tolls on an existing stretch of road in Britain for the first time under plans unveiled by the government. Here is a look at Britain's first paid road, the M6 toll motorway .

a car driving down a busy highway © Provided by Motoring Research

Drivers in Europe could face blanket motorway tolls within eight years. This is according to a document seen by Reuters.

Under the EU toll directive, almost all motorists would have to pay a fee for using a motorway. Ministers in Germany could approve the draft document today (22 July).

German transport minister, Andreas Scheuer, said: “As regards member states that have already established a charging system, tolls or user charges shall be levied upon all vehicles expect coaches and buses.” It is thought that Germany will push for the blanket tolls as part of the country’s presidency of the European Union.

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Motorway design principles Although motorway design requirements differ among countries, there are several design principles that are more or less similar in EU countries and internationally, and distinguish motorways from other road types.

Michelin Route planner – Europe and worldwide driving directions. Use the ViaMichelin route planner in order to get the quickest, the shortest or the most Favour motorways : tick this option for a route calculation that will prioritise main roads ( motorways , expressways, ). Avoid tolls : this route will take

Although tolls are viewed as a way of tackling climate change, the plans are likely to be met with fierce opposition from some quarters. Autobahns, and the freedom to drive on some sections without a limit on speed, are ingrained in German culture.

A blanket fee would likely be as well received as the Green Party’s plans to impose a 130kph (80mph) speed limit on the autobahns.

‘A very emotional topic’

a car driving down a busy highway: Autobahn speed limit rejected Germany © Provided by Motoring Research Autobahn speed limit rejected Germany

In an article in the New York Times, Stefan Gerwens, head of transport and mobility at the automobile club ADAC, said: “It’s a very emotional topic.” Cars account for 11 percent of total emissions in Germany – a speed limit of 75mph could cover a fifth of the gap to reach the 2020 emissions targets for the transport sector, it’s claimed.

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The toll for passage of highway sections in France can be paid in several ways. Cash payment that is accepted in currencies Euro, pound, Swiss franc Secondly my question is about charges applicable for motorcycles using the motorway Toll through out Europe . I am planning a journey from London

Tolls could be introduced on London-bound sections of the M3, M4, M23 and M20 and possibly even later on parts of the M25. The Government has earmarked 540 miles of motorway where the hard shoulder could be used to create an extra lane including on the M5 and M4 around Bristol, the M27

European toll roads aren’t a new concept. Holidaymakers in France, Portugal and Spain will be familiar with paying a few Euros to drive on sections of motorways. In France, paying a toll is almost unavoidable if you want to make swift progress through the country.

Other countries take a different approach. In Austria, drivers must buy a vignette to use the motorways, with prices ranging from €8.50 for ten days, to €82.70 for an annual pass. Meanwhile, in Switzerland, the vignette costs €40, which includes the use of the Gotthard and San Bernardino tunnels.

In the UK, the most famous toll road is arguably the M6 Toll in the West Midlands. Drivers also have to pay to use the likes of the Dartford, Tamar and Humber bridges.

German ministers will discuss the plans to impose a blanket motorway toll. If approved, the scheme is likely to be Germany’s official proposal for its presidency of the EU, which runs until the end of the year.

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