|ELECTRONIC TOLL COLLECTION, SLOVAK REPUBLIC
On 1 January 2010, the Slovak Republic commissioned one of the most state-of-art electronic toll systems, putting Slovakia among leaders in electronic toll collection worldwide.
Following the expansion of the toll system to all roads of 1st , 2nd and 3rd category, SkyToll operated the longest network of lower-category toll roads in the European Union covered by the ETC system.
The toll collection satellite technology covered almost 17,600 km of specified road sections in the Slovak Republic. As of 1 September 2020, based on a decision of the government, the third-category roads ceased to be a part of the network of specified road sections and the expressways became a part of the motorways.
The introduction of the electronic toll collection has almost tripled the revenues for the Slovak Republic compared to those of the motorway stickers used in the past.
Today, the satellite toll system used in the Slovak Republic is technologically prepared to integrate the European toll service providers from neighbouring countries, fully in line with the requirements of the future European Electronic Toll Service based on the principles of “one contract – one OBU – multiple toll systems”. Thanks to the technology applied, it can quickly and flexibly implement the future changes and rules of the European Union in pan-European traffic policy.