AUSTRIA
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Bridges and tunnel Tolls
 There are many tunnels/bridges throughout Austria. Virtually all tunnels/bridges on the motorway network are integrated within the country’s toll system;
exceptions to this will be those tunnels/bridges which form the connecting routes from Austria to a neighbouring country on its border, such as Italy or Slovenia.
In these cases there is generally a separate toll charge.
Tunnels Road Network Additional Information
Arlberg Tunnel S16 Autobahn Links Austrian states of Tyrol and Voralberg
Bosruck Tunnel A9 Autobahn Links Spital am Phyrn (Upper Austria) & Liezen (Styria)
Gleinalm Tunnel A9 Autobahn North of Graz
Katschberg & Tauern Tunnels A10 Autobahn North/South transit route between Germany, Italy & Slovenia.
Plabutsch Tunnel A9 Autobahn Runs under the outskirts of Graz.
Karawanken Tunnel A11 Autobahn Links A11 (Austria) to A2 (Slovenia)
Bridges Road Network Additional Information
Europabrücke A13 Autobahn Links A13 Autobahn (Austria) to A22 (Italy) - Brenner Pass
Lavant Viaduct A2 Autobahn Crosses Lavant River in Carinthia, Austria
Road, Tunnel and Bridge Tolls
 In Austria, motorway and expressway tolls for vehicles whose maximum admissible weight exceeds 3.5 tonnes are collected electronically, this means there is
no need for the driver to stop or change lanes for the toll to be collected. Each vehicle has to be equipped with a cigarette box sized device called a 'Go Box'. 
 There are two methods of payment - 'Pre-Pay' and 'Post-Pay'. 
Pre-Pay allows the driver to load toll credit on his 'Go Box'. Post-Pay system requires no credit to be loaded on the 'Go Box'. The vehicles owner 
periodically receives an invoice for the kilometres covered. 
 Whether using the 'pre-pay' or 'post-pay' modes of payment, both can be done via a debit or credit card, which can also be paid online. The price paid
depends on the number of axles and the engine emissions. 
Safety Equipment
 It is compulsory to carry snow chains on vehicles over 3.5 tonnes between 15 November and 15 March. It is also compulsory that all vehicles over 
3.5 tonnes to be fitted with winter tyres between the same dates. Both Chains and Winter Tyres have compliance requirements. 
 Other compulsory safety equipment requirements are:-   
Warning Triangle, which in the event of breakdown, should be placed 50 metres behind the vehicle
Seat belts must be worn at all times
Reflective jackets must be worn (day or night) if driver leaves the cab in the event of accident or breakdown
Dipped headlights on at all times
First Aid Kit
Two wheel chocks if vehicle over 3.5 tonnes
Minimum tyre tread depth is 2mm
Maximum Weights & Dimensions
Height 4 metres
Width 2.5 metres (Fridges 2.6 metres)
Length Artic 16.5 metres
Road Train 18.35 metres
Weight Artic 38 tonnes
Road Train 38 tonnes
 There are also various maximum permitted weights on vehicles, trailers and road trains which are applicable according to the number of axles the vehicle
and/or trailer have fitted.
Traffic laws and Enforcement
 Unlike German autobahns, on Austrian autobahns a general speed limit of 130 km/h (81 mph) is set. They may only be used by powered vehicles that are designed
to achieve at least 60 km/h (37 mph). While on the motorway voluntary stops, U-turns and backward driving are prohibited.
Tolls
 Since 1997, the use of all Autobahnen and Schnellstraßen requires the purchase of a vignette (toll sticker) for passenger cars up to 3.5 tonnes or a GO-Box
(electronic toll system) for trucks and buses. The toll fee (Maut) has to be paid to legally access the Austrian Autobahns at any time except the Autobahns listed
below. On routes which are more costly to maintain, mostly Alpine routes with tunnels—sections of the Pyhrn Autobahn, the Tauern Autobahn (Tauern Tunnel) and
the Karawanken Autobahn (Karawanken Tunnel), as well as the Brenner Autobahn—a toll should be paid which is collected at time of use via toll plazas and therefore
drivers do not need to have a vignette to use these Autobahns.
 Vignettes (coll. Pickerl) are available in varying lengths of validity (10 days, two months, or a year). A vignette valid for a year currently (2011) costs €76.50 for cars
and €30.50 for motorcycles. To prove to have paid this fee, the toll stickers have to be put onto the inside of the front windscreen. Once removed, they no longer are
valid, so each car on Austrian Autobahns needs its own toll sticker.
 Since 2004 trucks must carry the GO-Box, a little white box which counts the length of the Autobahn used by way of electrical control points, queried by overhead
DSRC microwave radio transceivers at different locations. Overhead 3-D infrared laser scanners are used to detect and photograph trucks travelling without it.
 A fine of €110 must be paid if a vehicle is on the motorway without a GO-Box or a vignette, or a fine of €240 if a vignette is not affixed onto the windscreen or in one 
of the approved places or the vehicle is on the motorway with a vignette that has expired or been tampered with. If the driver refuses to pay the fine, then the fine will
increase to between €300 and €3,000.
Austria Autobahns
Number   Name Route Length (km) Length (mls)
A1 (E55 / E60) West Autobahn   Vienna Auhof – Sankt Pölten – Linz – Salzburg – Walserberg border crossing (German Bundesautobahn 8) 292   181  
A2 (E55 / E66) Süd Autobahn Vienna Inzersdorf interchange (A23) – Wiener Neustadt – Graz – Klagenfurt – Thörl-Maglern border crossing (Italian Autostrada 23) 377   234  
A3 Südost Autobahn Guntramsdorf interchange (A2) – Eisenstadt interchange (S31) 38   24  
A4 Ost Autobahn Vienna Erdberg – Schwechat – Nickelsdorf border crossing (Hungarian M1 motorway) 66   41  
A5 (E461) North Autobahn Eibesbrunn interchange (S1) – Wolkersdorf – Schrick 24   15  
A6 Nordost Autobahn Bruckneudorf interchange – Kittsee border crossing (Slovakian D4 motorway) 22   14  
A7 (E55) Mühlkreis Autobahn Linz interchange (A1) – Unterweitersdorf (connection Mühlviertler Schnellstraße (S10) to Czech R3 expressway under construction) 29   18  
A8 (E57) Innkreis Autobahn Voralpenkreuz interchange (A1, A9) – Wels – Suben border crossing (German Bundesautobahn 3) 76   47  
A9 (E57 / E59) Pyhrn Autobahn Voralpenkreuz interchange (A1, A8) – Graz – Spielfeld border crossing (Slovenian A1 motorway) 230   140  
A10 (E55 / E66) Tauern Autobahn Salzburg interchange (A1) – Villach interchange (A2, A11) 193   120  
A11 (E61) Karawanken Autobahn Villach interchange (A2, A10) – Karawanken Tunnel border crossing (Slovenian A2 motorway) 21   13  
A12 (E60) Inn Valley Autobahn Kufstein border crossing (German Bundesautobahn 93) – Innsbruck – Zams (Arlberg Schnellstraße (S16)) 153   95  
A13 (E45) Brenner Autobahn Innsbruck interchange (A12) – Brenner Pass border crossing (Italian Autostrada 22) 35   22  
A14 Rheintal / Walgau Autobahn Hörbranz border crossing (German Bundesautobahn 96) – Bregenz – Feldkirch – Bludenz-Montafon (Arlberg Schnellstraße (S16)) 61   38  
A21 Weiner Außenring Autobahn Steinhäusl interchange (A1) – Alland – Vösendorf interchange (A2, S1) 38   24  
A22 Donauufer Autobahn Vienna Kaisermühlen interchange (A23) – Korneuburg – Stockerau interchange (S3, S5) 34   21  
A23 Autobahn Sudosttangente Wien Vienna Altmannsdorf – Vienna Hirschstetten 18   11  
A24 Verbingdunsstange Rothneusiedl Vienna Hanssonkurve interchange (A23) – Vienna Rothneusiedl interchange (S1) 0 (rejected) 0 (rejected)
A25 Welser Autobahn Haid interchange (A1)– Wels interchange (A8) 20   12  
A26 Linzer Autobahn Hummelhof interchange (A7) – Urfahr interchange (A7) 0 (planned) 0 (planned)
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