Originally Posted by hblewett
I'm wrestling with tolls for 3500kg+ motorhome for a trip including Slovakia.
Slovakia have introduced a new scheme from 1st Jan this year which I am trying to understand. They classify - basically -
'cars & small vans buses up to 8 passengers' under 3500 by vignette.
Goods over 3500 (obviously not us) and buses over 3500 and 16 seats (ie coaches).
I have emailed for clarification and they sent an extract which says (essentially) buses (which we are not - but hey - no one thinks about motorhomes when they draft their rules do they!!) over 3500 AND less than 16 seats fall outside the scheme.
So we're free, while cars have to have a vignette?? I wish!! I'd prefer to know before we get there, as most of these countries take a dim view (and a verylarge fine) of people not complying with their rules on tolls!
Has anyone else looked at this, or even been there since Jan 1st to help throw any light on this please?
Thanks for bringing this up as I was not aware of any changes and it is important for us as we live 100kms from the Slowakian border and travel there frequently.
I have found this on their website
at the bottom of the page
"vehicles of the category M with the total maximum permissible weight over 3.5 t and the number of persons transported of less than 9 including a driver (i.e. 9 and less) are not liable to pay the toll due to the fact that they do not meet the legal definition from the point of the number of persons transported– i.e. they do not pay the toll,
the vehicles of the category M1 are not assigned among the vehicles with the toll payment liability – i.e. they do not pay the toll."
From this it would seem that they have considered minibuses and motorhomes and that they will not be liable for the tolls.
Unfortunately my V5C under para J. Vehicle category is blank so maybe there could be an argument about whether my MH is category M
In case I am wrong I have tried the download page for the map of the toll roads but cannot get the list of downloads in English so may have to wait for Basia to decipher it, as Slowak is close to Polish