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112 eCall – Frequently Asked Questions

The 112 eCall automatically dials Europe's single emergency number 112 in the event of a serious accident and communicates the vehicle's location to the emergency services. This call to 112, made either automatically by means of the activation of in-vehicle sensors or manually, carries a standardised set of data (containing notably the type and the location of the vehicle) and establishes an audio channel between the vehicle and the most appropriate emergency call centre (aka Public Safety Answering Points - PSAPs) via public mobile networks.

Toll sticker 2019

The new lemon coloured toll sticker ("Vignette") for 2019 is valid from 1 December 2018 to 31 January 2020 and obtainable from 6000 sales outlets inside and outside the country, for example at Austria's automobile clubs, the ÖAMTC and ARBÖ. The ASFINAG is also offering a digital vignette to car and motorcycle owners. It is valid like the traditional toll sticker for ten days, two months and a year with no cost difference. Further informations on the Website of the ASFINAG: Toll sticker

type of vehiclesone year2 months10 days
motorbikes35,50 Euro13,40 Euro5,30 Euro
cars up to 3,5 tons89,20 Euro26,80 Euro9,20 Euro

Winter tyres and snow chains

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.

Hubs in Austria

Due to the increasing freight transport volume, intermodal freight transport will become more and more important. In comparison to other European countries, Austria has a high share of intermodal freight transport. Therefore, intermodal freight hubs are one of the key elements that function as transferring points of freight from one mode to another.

At present there are 14 intermodal freight hubs in Austria with public access. These hubs are operated either by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) or by private companies. Due to their location and technical equipment, the intermodal freight hubs fulfil different functions. This is one of the main reasons, why the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) has decided to provide an overview about the overall situation of intermodal freight hubs in Austria.

Permits for road haulage consignments

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.

Location: http://www.bmvit.gv.at/en/verkehr/index.html
Date: 23.01.2017