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RAC comments on reports that foreign drivers may be charged to use roads in Germany

News   •  Mar 29, 2017 16:29 BST

Commenting on reports that foreign drivers may in future have to pay a fee to use the road network in Germany, RAC European Breakdown spokesman Simon Williams said:

“While the so-called ‘foreigner toll’ on autobahns still has to be approved by Germany’s upper house of parliament it is a major change any motorist planning a visit needs to be aware of. Many countries in Europe make charges for motorway use but this one will link engine size and emissions to toll levels.

“Although the scheme will operate via an annual fee for residents, tourists visiting Germany will be able to buy 10-day tolls from €2.50 to €25, depending on the size and environmental-friendliness of their vehicle, or a two-month toll of between €7 and €50, determined by the same criteria.”