Number of Intercepted Cars Without е-Vignettes Tripples after Start of Road Camera System
February 18 (BTA) - The number of vehicles intercepted
without e-vignettes has tripled after the launch of the video
control of the future toll system. In just one day, the toll
system cameras caught 805 cars without a vignette, Georgi
Balabanov, an expert at the National Toll Administration told
Nova TV on Tuesday.
So far, the mobile teams intercepted 250 to 300 cases a day.
Balabanov said that 295 stationary camera gantries have been
installed on roads across the country, each with two or three
cameras depending on the number of lanes. These cover 10,800 km
of the national road network. On roads that are not covered by
the cameras, e-vignette compliance is enforced by mobile teams
of the road toll administration.
Where a vehicle is caught by a camera without a vignette and is
then stopped by a patrol of the National Toll Administration,
the driver has the option of immediately paying a lower fine of
70 leva, or else have a ticket for an administrative violation
and pay the maximum - one-off weekend - rate of 10 leva.
If a car is caught on camera without an e-vignette but is not
stopped by a toll system patrol, a ticket is generated by the
control system and sent by post to the offender, after which the
offender has 14 days to pay the fine. Otherwise, a higher fine
of 300 leva follows. /LN/BR