Compliance and enforcement in free-flow tolling systems

The automatic tolling systems for heavy goods vehicles (HGV) in Switzerland, Austria and Germany operate without any barriers on the roads. They need much less personnel and infrastructure than "classical" tolling systems for levying the toll. This often leads to the assumption that the operation costs for these systems must be extremely low. Is this true? There are several issues which are likely to be overseen. One important issue is that compared to "classic" systems much more effort in the sector of enforcement is needed to reach a certain level of compliance. Another issue is that often a parallel system has to be introduced for non-equipped users. These parallel systems are often cost drivers and require different (means additional) measures in the enforcement sector. It also shows that the design of the toll collection system should ideally respect enforcement aspects from the very beginning. The enforcement system should not only be a reaction to the toll system. The paper will mainly show the differences between the operating and planned systems in Germany, Austria and Switzerland but will also highlight advantages and disadvantages of different possibilities of implementation in general.


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  • Pagination: 4p
  • Monograph Title: Moving towards an integrated Europe: intelligent transport systems and services: congress and exhibition, 24-26 May 2004, Budapest, Hungary

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  • Accession Number: 01390847
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 5:06AM