The viaTOLL toll collection system will be phased out on Thursday. It will be replaced by e-TOLL on October 1. The head of the National Tax Administration, Magdalena Rzeczkowska, announced on Wednesday that this is the last moment for transport companies to adapt to the new payment system. Drivers of passenger cars should also prepare for changes. On December 1, gates will disappear on state highways.
The head of KAS said during the Wednesday conference that the old viaTOLL toll collection system will be extinguished on Thursday, and from October 1 e-TOLL will be the only system enabling payment for toll roads on which viaTOLL was in force.
– The e-TOLL system is a modern solution based on satellite positioning technology. It enables comprehensive online service without the need to visit a customer service point and sign a contract. The system’s solutions allow users to view the history of fees and conveniently manage their account, they also give the possibility to choose a device for transmitting geolocation data – Rzeczkowska pointed out.
At this stage, it means, first of all, a change in the toll collection system for motor vehicles with a maximum permissible weight of more than 3.5 tons, as well as for buses, regardless of their permissible total weight.
e-TOLL – since when
She reminded that KAS provided the transport industry with a 3-month transition period, when two systems operated simultaneously. She also noted that the office is constantly trying to support entrepreneurs in adapting to the change. – This is the purpose of the tax relief for equipping vehicles with OBU / ZSL devices and reduced rates in e-TOLL. Passenger car drivers can still pay for motorway journeys manually, but we also encourage them to use the new system, she added.
She reminded that until October 1, existing users of the old viaTOLL system should use the e-TOLL PL mobile application or e-TOLL compatible on-board devices.
She also noted that you should unregister from the old system. This can be done both before – and after September 30. She added that users have until September 30, 2022 to recover the deposit for the on-board device (the so-called OBU / viaBOX) and transfer funds from the viaTOLL account. After this date, the funds will be transferred to the National Road Fund.
e-TOLL – registration
The e-TOLL system has been operating since June 24. It allows you to pay for the journeys of heavy and light vehicles. The system covers the network of toll roads for heavy vehicles, which is approximately 3,700 km long. On the sections of motorways managed by GDDKiA, i.e. A2 Konin – Stryków and A4 Wrocław – Sośnica, the e-TOLL system can also be used by users of light vehicles (passenger cars and motorcycles).
As noted in the KAS release, so far over 557,000 have already been registered in the new system. vehicles. It was also reminded that registration in the e-TOLL system is possible online at etoll.gov.pl and in the stationary network of Customer Service Points, as well as through a selected fleet card supplier.
It was indicated that in the use of satellite positioning technology, the e-TOLL system is open to various GPS devices, and carriers can choose a device tailored to their needs, such as: OBU (On-Board Unit), External Location System (ZSL), i.e. built in the vehicle GPS module, as well as the e-TOLL PL mobile application.
It has been added that the e-TOLL PL mobile application can be downloaded for free in Google Play and App Store. It was indicated that the number of downloads of these applications exceeded 216,000.
A2 and A4 motorways – tolls for passenger cars and motorbikes
KAS also informed that users of passenger cars and motorcycles can use the manual method of toll collection (gate) until November 30. Then the manual system will be turned off, and on the state motorways, A2 Konin – Stryków and A4 Wrocław – Sośnica, the journey will take place in the “free flow” mode, without stopping in front of the gates.
As emphasized, the drivers of passenger cars who from December 1 this year. will not use the e-TOLL PL application or on-board devices to transfer geolocation data, will pay for the journey by purchasing a motorway ticket (e-ticket), while motorcycle users from 1 December 2021 will be able to pay for journeys in the e-TOLL PL application or buy a highway ticket.
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