Study on Impacts of application of the vignette systems to Private Vehicles (Published in February 2012)
The study was commissioned to support the Commission in preparing the Communication on the application of national road infrastructure charges (vignettes) levied on light private vehicles [94 KB] that provides guidance for Member States, when introducing their vignette system, on proportionality and non-discrimination, as well as user friendliness and environmental efficiency. It analyses the problems/shortcomings of existing vignette systems and provides qualitative assessment of their impacts.
The study was commissioned to assess the approach taken by seven Member States (Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia) in applying road user charges (vignettes) to private vehicles. The study, which reflects the views of the consultants, assessed to which extent these systems are consistent with the objectives of the Treaty and the European Transport Policy. It includes recommendations on how to improve such systems.
Policy and other related documents
Guidelines for non-discriminatory vignette systems for cars:
Key questions and answers (14/05/2012)