The D1 reconstruction in front of Prague is coming to the final phase. The asphalt top cover will be completed in two weeks between km 12 and 16 of the most heavily used Czech motorway. In September and October three more modernised D1 sections will be opened as well, so almost 90 km of the D1 motorway will have been repaired and modernised.
This amendment to the road traffic act gains legal power on Oct 1, 2018 and stipulates penalties up to CZK 500,000 for mileage fraud. You can now check the tachometer at www.kontrolatachometru.cz without the certificate number of the last technical inspection.
When entering a traffic jam, drivers must create the so-called "rescue aisle" between the left and the adjacent lane. This amendment to the road traffic act was passed today by the Senate. This is the same isle as in the neighbouring countries. Fire rescue vehicles and ambulances can also combine the blue and red beacon.
The 10th Prague district will be much easier to reach by trains from 2021. This will be possible thanks to the completion of civil structures worth over CZK 4 billion, the construction of which was officially started today by the RIA. Trains connecting the capital with South Bohemia will now use the high-capacity four-rail track where a new station Prague-Zahradní Město and the Praha-Eden station will be built. The track speed will rise to 120 km/h.
The last technical inspections took place between Jihlava and Velký Beranov, confirming that the section is safe for driving. RSD removed all traffic restrictions during one weekend and the section is now in normal use. There are still final works to be done here, but they will not affect the motorway traffic.
The decree amendment of the Ministry of Transport to be effective in October reduces the amount of compulsory vehicle equipment. Drivers no longer need to have replacement light bulbs or fuses in the vehicle any more. Scissors, a plastic mask, a triangular scarf and patches with a pad do not necessarily have to be inside the first aid kit any more.