Toll roads Germany

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Disability Money Matters
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dipsydipsy Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Disability Money Matters
Does anyone know if you pay on Toll roads in Germany or if a disabled car are they free like in the UK?

thanks
2007 £1749
2008 £291.99
2009 JanMasscara £7.00 Feb megcabot books x 2 £20 XFactor tkts x 2 £58.00 (couldn't go though as they only phoned on day :-( ) foundation £7.99
total so far for 09 £92.99

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  • 50Twuncle50Twuncle Forumite
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    dipsy wrote: »
    Does anyone know if you pay on Toll roads in Germany or if a disabled car are they free like in the UK?

    thanks
    Apparently - you do not get a discount on a car toll - just for being disabled, in Germany
    The only vehicles to get discounts being
    • Fire service and police vehicles
    • Vehicles used in the funfair and circus trade
    • Vehicles used for road maintenance and operation
    • Self-propelled working machines that are only used for performing work and not for transporting goods in commercial road haulage or own-account transport operations

    In Germany - you need to pre-buy a "PASS" costing over £100 just to drive on autobahns !
    http://www.dw.com/en/germans-shocked-by-autobahn-privatization-plan/a-36377109
    https://www.toll-collect.de/en/toll_collect/bezahlen/maut_tarife/maut_tarife.html
    Gives the toll rates (up to 16.4 cents /km depending on the emissions of your car) - this could really add up if you are not careful !!
    Even France only gives a discount - if your car is adapted (not just on the blue badge)
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30516530
  • sherambersheramber Forumite
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    According to this https://www.thelocal.de/20170324/what-the-new-german-autobahn-toll-will-mean-for-you currently only trucks pay a toll.

    But after negotiations in November that essentially gave Berlin the green light, the Bundestag was able to pass certain changes to the measure on Friday for the toll to go into effect in 2019. It still could be delayed by Germany's upper house of parliament (Bundesrat).

  • bugsletbugslet Forumite
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    There's talk but it hasn't been brought in yet. Currently only trucks pay the toll or MAUT as we know it.
  • dipsydipsy Forumite
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    so there is nothing in force as yet?

    thanks
    2007 £1749
    2008 £291.99
    2009 JanMasscara £7.00 Feb megcabot books x 2 £20 XFactor tkts x 2 £58.00 (couldn't go though as they only phoned on day :-( ) foundation £7.99
    total so far for 09 £92.99
  • dipsydipsy Forumite
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    Camper vans will be taxed, along with cars. But motorbikes, electric cars, adapted cars for the disabled and ambulances will all be exempt.

    does this mean a disabled car adapted will not pay, saying that £10 for 10 days isn't too bad
    2007 £1749
    2008 £291.99
    2009 JanMasscara £7.00 Feb megcabot books x 2 £20 XFactor tkts x 2 £58.00 (couldn't go though as they only phoned on day :-( ) foundation £7.99
    total so far for 09 £92.99
  • sherambersheramber Forumite
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    dipsy wrote: »
    Camper vans will be taxed, along with cars. But motorbikes, electric cars, adapted cars for the disabled and ambulances will all be exempt.

    does this mean a disabled car adapted will not pay, saying that £10 for 10 days isn't too bad

    That paragraph refers to residents in Germany.

    However, that is only a proposal for 2019. Full details won't be finalised until it is passed.
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