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From August 2019, trucks with a length of more than 12 meters can no longer leave the A12 and A13 motorways in Tyrol. The ban was to be introduced for a period of several months. However, the regional government decided to extend it.

The ban on heavy goods vehicles over 12 m in length (with a semi-trailer) was still in force in Tyrol today. The prohibition includes gas stations near Fritzens / Wattens and Innsbruck-Süd and driving to them. It means roads A12 and A13, and also roads L223 and B182, which lead to the above-mentioned locations. 

For facilities in the Fritzens / Wattens area, the ban applies from Monday to Saturday from 6.00 to 10.00, while nearby Innsbruck-Süd from Monday to Saturday from 7.00 to 18.00. The prohibition was introduced last year as a pilot for lasting several months and was to expire on 14 January this year. However, the Tyrolean government has decided to extend the restriction to 30 June 2020 – informs the German transport portal verkehrsrundschau.de.

The Tyrol government justifies the decision to use such a solution by „dangerous situations and huge difficulties” which result from a large number of vehicles at gas stations. This ban is another measure aimed at ensuring the normal functioning of the local community and road safety. 

The restriction does not apply only to vehicles whose route ends or starts in Fritzens / Wattens and Innsbruck-Süd.

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