Tomorrow, the 6th of January, is a public holiday in many European countries. Although some of those countries have relaxed the truck bans that were due to apply on this day, others have not.
Here is a list of where and when the bans are in place:
Croatia – from 3pm to 11pm – ban in connection with Wednesday’s public holiday. Croatian restrictions include heavy goods vehicles with a DMC above 7.5 tonnes and trucks and vehicles with trailers exceeding 14 m in length.
Austria – from midnight to 10pm. The ban applies to vehicles with a GVW over 3.5 tonnes, trucks, articulated vehicles or self-propelled industrial machines with a GVW of over 7.5 tonnes.
Croatia – the same as above, from 2pm to 11pm.
Liechtenstein – truck ban on heavy goods vehicles with a DMC above 3.5 tonnes, as well as sets with a GVW above 5 tonnes, cannot drive in the country.
Slovakia – from midnight to 10pm. The restriction covers heavy goods vehicles with a DMC above 7.5 tonnes, as well as heavy goods vehicles with a DMC above 3.5 tonnes with a trailer or semi-trailer.
Thursday – block checks in Tyrol
On Thursday, January 7th, truck drivers will also have to take into account block checks on the German-Austrian border in Neu Kufstein.
Trucks will be able to pass every hour in blocks of 250-300. Since March of last year, checks have been carried out using an automatic traffic system (consisting of cameras, traffic lights and signposts). A total of 19 block checks are planned for the first half of 2021 . Therefore, it is expected that their number will increase again compared to the previous year (in 2020, checks in Tyrol were carried out on 35 dates).
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