A manual for conducting road safety inspections (RSI) was created by nast consulting GmbH and KFV Sicherheit - Service GmbH and published by the bmvit in 2010. This manual has now been revised, taking into account the legislative changes in connection with the implementation of EU Directive 2008/96/ EC and the experiences gathered in conducting RSI in past years. The revised RSI manual was discussed with participating national experts in the provincial governments, ÖAMTC, ASFINAG, BMVIT, KFV, and nast consulting during a workshop.
The Austrian Highway Act (BStG) was amended in July 2011 as part of the implementation of Directive 2008/96/EC. The BStG now specifies road safety inspections, and an expert team with at least one certified road safety expert is required for conducting the road safety assessment. The prerequisites and requirements for certification and the areas of responsibility of the certified road safety auditors and road safety inspectors (role and traini ng of the inspectors) are listed in RVS 02.02.35 “Certification of road safety auditors and road safety inspectors”.
The colour of the toll sticker (vignette) for 2016 is mandarin orange. Since the motorway toll sticker was first introduced in Austria in 1997 there have been sixteen different colours.
The new sticker is valid from 1 December 2015 to 31 January 2017 and it is obtainable from 6000 sales outlets inside and outside the country, for example at Austria's automobile clubs, the ÖAMTC and ARBÖ.
Further informations on the Website of the ASFINAG: Toll sticker
|type of vehicles||period of one year||period of 2 months||period of 10 days|
|motorbikes||34,10 Euro||12,90 Euro||5,10 Euro|
|cars up to 3,5 tons||85,70 Euro||25,70 Euro||8,80 Euro|
The Commission decision 2009/750/EC on the “definition of the European electronic toll service and its elements” that has regard to the European Union (EU) directive 2004/52/EC on the “interoperability of electronic toll systems in the Community” and went into force 8 October 2009 is based on the goal that in future vehicles using toll roads within the EU territory will need only one single On-Board-Unit and one single contract for toll payment.