Question #11
Administrative Assistant Security & Crisis Management Dept

What happens if you don’t pay the motorway tolls? Do foreigners have to pay fines too?

If you don’t pay your tolls within the deadline, the Highway Code levies a fine of Euro 87 and docks two points off your licence. You also have to declare who was driving the vehicle at the time, otherwise you have to pay an administrative fine of Euro 292.
As regards foreign vehicles, and there are a lot of them in Veneto and Friuli, collecting unpaid tolls is a problem. To counter this, increased controls are planned, as well as a series of experimental measures which will be put into practice by a task force made up of Polstrada and Autovie Venete.

Question #1
Why are there no electric vehicle charging stations in the service areas?
Question #2
Why is so little traffic information available in real time along the motorway?
Question #3
Are heavy vehicles subject to the same tolls as cars?
Question #4
Why don’t you introduce a system where motorists pay a token amount annually, like the vignette?
Question #5
Why do people dump their rubbish at rest areas?
Question #6
Why don’t you ever see men at work?
Question #7
Why is the work taking so long?
Question #8
What do you do to safeguard the countryside from pollution?
Question #9
With traffic so congested, how do the emergency services get to the scene of an accident where men are working and there is no hard shoulder?
Question #10
Why are motorways always closed on Saturday nights for work?
Question #12
How can you find out if there are tailbacks or roadworks?
Question #13
Instead of installing more speed cameras, wouldn’t it have been a better idea to increase the number of patrols?
Question #14
How many CCTVs are there to control traffic?
Question #15
Does the money from the tolls go towards maintenance?
Question #16
If my car breaks down, what should I do?
Question #17
Why are the service stations in such a terrible state, especially the toilets?
Question #18
Why are so few foreign heavy vehicles stopped and checked?
Question #19
Why do I still have to pay motorway tolls when there are tailbacks and congestion due to the roadworks?
Question #20
Why are there always long queues of lorries when there are roadworks?