Today, the government decided to change the toll rates for lorries over 3.5 tonnes. As of 1 January 2021, the charge for the use of motorways and certain first-class roads will newly consist of three parts - the usual charge for the use of infrastructure, but also charges for noise and pollution. The collected money will be spent on the infrastructure and on reducing the impacts of transport, e.g. construction of noise barriers.
The Ministry of Transport publishes an overview of measures in transport adopted to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus disease.
This year, the roadworks on D1 have been the longest and most restricting. The modernisation took place on 7 sections in a total length of 71 out of 160 kilometres concerned between Mirošovice and Kývalka. During the winter break, all works will be stopped and the motorway will remain fully open.
Starting from December, drivers can buy a new electronic vignette for 2021. It will be now possible to set the preferred effective date up to 90 days in advance. The main sale point will be on the website edalnice.cz.
The Ministry of Transport and Czechinvest is currently preparing, together with other partners, the third year of the Czech Space Week. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the festival dedicated to space activities, technologies, education and business will take place online from 8th to 14th November 2020. A week packed with lectures, panel discussions and live streams will celebrate the space achievements in Europe as well as the Czech Republic and provide the visitors with the latest news in the space industry and science.
The Ministry of Transport has agreed with the Ministry of the Interior to tolerate the invalid driving licences during the state of emergency declared in the Czech Republic. Drivers can continue to use their expired licences; the licence is considered valid and drivers should not be fined. Furthermore, the Ministry proposes to extend the validity of driving licences until 31 March 2021.