State-of-the-art technology developed and produced in the „innovation country“ Austria contributes vitally to the gradual implementation of electromobility in domestic, European, and international transport systems, it strengthens the business location, creates new jobs, and helps to reduce, by the growing use of renewable energies, as well as an increased energy efficiency, emissions generated in transport, and thus to protect climate and environment.
The toll sticker (vignette) for 2013 is raspberry in colour. The new sticker is valid from 1 December 2012 and it is obtainable from 6000 sales outlets inside and outside the country. The correct fixing instructions are given on the back of the toll sticker. Further informations are available with this link: Toll sticker 2012.
The prices increased a little compared to the last year:
|type of vehicles||period of one year||period of 2 months||period of 10 days|
|motorbikes||32,10 Euro||12,10 Euro||4,80 Euro|
|cars up to 3,5 tons||80,60 Euro||24,20 Euro||8,30 Euro|
As of 1 January 2008 drivers using Austria's roads are required, under the 29th amendment to the Motor Vehicles Act (KFG), to have appropriate winter equipment. Between 1 November and 15 April of the following year drivers of private cars and goods vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes maximum gross vehicle weight must be suitably equipped for winter conditions. That means that drivers using the roads in wintry conditions during this period must have winter tyres fitted.
Drivers of goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes maximum gross vehicle weight and buses must comply with a winter tyres requirement. That means that the vehicle must always be fitted with winter tyres during the prescribed period, whether there is snow on the roads or not. This requirement applies to goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes from 1 November to 15 April and to buses from 1 November to 15 March.
The Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) is keen to increase the proportion of the modal split, that is to say of transport choices, accounted for by pedestrian and cycle traffic, by improving conditions for these types of transport. The bmvit is focusing on those avenues that are open to it by virtue of its statutory remit.
The bmvit has tasked a specialist department with the specific agendas of non-motorised traffic. Concerns and suggestions voiced by cyclists and pedestrians are collected here and are checked and evaluated jointly with the appropriate specialist departments. Developments and experience at national and international level are also observed and collected. These are used in evaluating measures along with the latest research and theory.
Announcement by the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit):
As of 21 December 2007, following enlargement of the Schengen Area, permits for road haulage consignments entering, exiting and transiting through Austria will no longer be subject to checks at Austria's borders with the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Slovenia.