Tuesday, 27. January 2015
13. 12. 12. - 17:00
More than 20,000 people have been caught without a vignette (toll sticker) on roads in the Austrian province of Tirol since checks were introduced five years ago.
Checks are carried out by the ASFINAG - the Austrian motorway authorities.
According to ASFINAG half of those caught without a vignette were foreigners and the other half were locals.
According to ASFINAG 98 per cent of the road users have a valid vignette.
Those caught without an up to date vignette face a fine of 120 Euros.
The current yearly vignette is valid until 31st January 2013.
ASFINAG has eight mobile cameras on Austrian motorways to catch offenders. The cameras can recognise whether a car has a vignette on the windscreen even on cars travelling at 130 kph on the motorway.
The 2013 Vignette is already on sale and is valid from December 1st 2012.
The vignette is a toll sticker required by all drivers using Austrian motorways.
This year's colour is raspberry red and in comparison to last year the vignette have become more expensive, costing drivers 80.60 per year.
By September this year 20.2 million 2012 vignette's had been sold in Austria. Around three quarters of these were ten day vignette's for car drivers, the Austrian motorway authorities ASFINAG announced today (Tues).
Drivers can buy vignettes at border stations, petrols stations and tobacconists as well as Austria's automobile clubs, the ÖAMTC and ARBÖ.
Compared to 2012 the price has risen by 3.6 per cent and cost the following:-
Ten days: 8.30 Euro
Two months: 24.20 Euro
One year: 80.60 Euro
Ten days: 4.80 Euro
Two months: 12.10 Euro
One year:32.10 Euro
For ease of inspection, the sticker must be stuck to the windscreen only, for example on the left edge or behind the rear view mirror (looking from inside the car).
The Tolling Regulations stipulate that it may not be placed on a side window. Nor, as before, may it be obscured by a strip of tinted windscreen glass.
Revenues from the sticker, along with all other toll receipts, are spent by ASFINAG exclusively on constructing, operating and maintaining Austria's motorway and highway network.
First Images Of Eurovision Stage
These are the first images of the design for the Eurovision Song Contest stage unveiled in the Austrian capital Vienna which is the home of last year's winner Conchita Wurst.
Russian Mafia Boss Nabbed At Vienna Railway Station
A Russian mobster wanted for a string of brutal murders was arrested in the gentile Austrian capital Vienna when commandos swooped as he went to buy a train ticket.
Teen Girls Arrested After Offering Themselves To IS Fighters
Austrian officials who recently cracked down on terrorism by arresting several people believed to be recruiting and fundraising for ISIS have revealed two more teenage girls tried to leave the country to marry terrorist fighters.
Ebola's deadly reach impacts Vienna student
Austria has yet to record its first case of Ebola, but the feared virus has already had a severe impact on the lives of Africans living in Vienna.
Grigorij Sokolov Works His Magic At Vienna Konzerthaus
Whilst the world-famous Wizard of Oz played at the Volksoper, there was another Wizard in the Konzerthaus giving his 16th performance in Vienna!
Penelope Cruz To Play The Ice Cream Killer
The memoirs of the woman dubbed the Ice Cream Killer after she shot dead two ex-lovers before hacking the bodies up with a chainsaw and telling neighbours the noise was a new ice cream machine are due to be turned into a blockbuster with Penelope Cruz playing the lead role.
Kid Left In Coma After Beaten By Teacher For Talking
This is the shocking image of a little Chinese girl before and after she was punished by her teacher - for talking in class.
Freezing Rain Causes Chaos In Central Europe
Freezing weather has arrived in Europe with a vengeance with a layer of ice blanketing parts of Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic and causing traffic chaos.
Holey Smoke As Car Disappears Down Sinkhole
Motorist Wei Hsiao found himself in a hole lot of trouble in China when a giant sinkhole opened up on the road beneath him, swallowing his entire car.
Shock Moment Police Helicopter Explodes On Street
This is the moment a police helicopter exploded into a spinning ball of flame in Chile when a fire truck clipped one of its rotors.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Russian Mafia Boss Nabbed At Vienna Railway Station|
|First Images Of Eurovision Stage|
|Butterfly Boy Whose Skin Is Falling Off|
|Vigilantes Filmed Beating Woman For Talking To Man|
|Lorry Carrying Fireworks Explodes After Driver Lights Up Fag|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.