Electronic road tolls — interoperability of national systems

 

SUMMARY OF:

Directive (EU) 2019/520 — on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems and facilitating cross-border exchange of information on the failure to pay road fees in the EU

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE DIRECTIVE?

It aims to make the EU electronic road toll rules more effective by:

The directive recasts and repeals Directive 2004/52/EC from 20 October 2021.

KEY POINTS

Scope

The directive does not apply to:

European Electronic Toll Service (EETS)

The directive sets out the rules for the EETS including:

Cross-border exchange of information

The directive sets out rules for the exchange of information concerning the failure to pay road tolls including:

FROM WHEN DOES THE DIRECTIVE APPLY?

It applies from 19 October 2019 and has to become law in the EU countries by 19 October 2021.

However, the directive also sets out a number of specific deadlines:

BACKGROUND

The EU has also established rules for the sharing of information between EU countries in the case of road traffic offences.

KEY TERMS

On-board equipment: the complete set of hardware and software components to be used as part of the toll service which is installed or carried on board a vehicle in order to collect, store, process and remotely receive/transmit data, either as a separate device or installed in the vehicle.

MAIN DOCUMENT

Directive (EU) 2019/520 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 March 2019 on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems and facilitating cross-border exchange of information on the failure to pay road fees in the Union (OJ L 91, 29.3.2019, pp. 45-76)

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Directive (EU) 2015/413 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2015 facilitating cross-border exchange of information on road-safety-related traffic offences (OJ L 68, 13.3.2015, pp. 9-25)

Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of radio equipment and repealing Directive 1999/5/EC (OJ L 153, 22.5.2014, pp. 62-106)

Successive amendments to Directive 2014/53/EU have been incorporated into the original text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

Directive 2014/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility (recast) (OJ L 96, 29.3.2014, pp. 79-106)

See consolidated version.

last update 21.06.2019