No more outdated stickers and keeping coupons. Just click a few times and you are set to go. The new system scans the license plate and automatically recognises whether you have paid and for how long. This eliminates the impractical sticking the old vignettes, after which you will often be left with glue residue on the glass. You may not even know about the new electronic vignette.
If you did not need to buy an annual vignette in January and bought it for example in June, you paid for the full year, you did not benefit from the purchase as much. You paid the price of an annual vignette, but used it only for eight month on the toll motorway. But now, the 1-year electronic vignette offers flexible validity so it will be valid for the entire year, starting any day of the year. Furthermore, you can buy it three months in advance.
At each purchase, the system checks whether there is no valid electronic vignette or whether the vehicle is not exempted, and, if necessary, suggests a suitable effective date so that the new electronic vignette follows the previous one. Of course, you can change the beginning of validity or postpone the purchase until later.
Same as in the past, there will be three types of electronic vignettes. You will pay the same amount as before for the vignette, i.e. CZK 1,500 for 1 year, CZK 440 for 30 days and CZK 310 for 10 days. Vehicles powered by environmentally-friendly fuels receive a discount so the 1-year vignette will cost CZK 750, the 30-day vignette will cost CZK 220, and the 10-day vignette will cost CZK 155.
The Police of the Czech Republic and the Customs Administration of the Czech Republic will perform checks on toll road sections using cameras in their patrol cars (static and moving) or on control gates. The cameras will scan the license plates of passing cars, making the entire system significantly more effective. The devices will immediately check the database for the validity of the electronic vignette or the information of the exemption of vehicles.
If you do not set up an automatic notification of the approaching expiration of an electronic vignette, or you just want to check the remaining validity, a simple tool is available on the website. You can verify whether your electronic vignette is currently valid with one click. Just enter the country of registration and the license plate of the vehicle and you will immediately know the beginning and end of the period in which the electronic vignette is valid or whether the vehicle is exempt.
Vehicles powered by electricity, hydrogen or in combination with another fuel (CO2 emissions up to 50 g/km) as well as historic cars with a special registration plate are exempted from the fee.