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Poland’s President, Andrzej Duda, has recently signed a legislation that abolishes toll fees for private cars traveling on state highways. Effective from July 1st, the law covers two major toll sections: A2 Konin – Stryków and A4 Wrocław – Sośnica. The amendment, drafted by the Ministry of Infrastructure, was passed by the Sejm on May 26th and subsequently accepted by the Senate on June 21st without any modifications.
Under the revised legislation, fees for using state highways will no longer apply to passenger cars and motorcycles. However, vehicles weighing over 3.5 tons and buses will still be subject to toll charges.
Ban on Truck Overtaking with Exceptions
In addition to toll changes, the new law also introduces a ban on truck overtaking on express routes. However, a provision within the amendment allows for overtaking if the vehicle being overtaken is moving significantly slower than the speed limit.
The primary objective behind the toll fee elimination and truck overtaking ban is to enhance safety and streamline traffic flow on express highways in Poland. By exempting passenger vehicles from tolls, the government aims to encourage greater road usage and ease the financial burden on individual motorists. Simultaneously, the prohibition on truck overtaking seeks to reduce potential hazards and enhance overall driving conditions.