The amendment on the act on road communications, which now permits high-speed weigh-in-motion systems, came into effect on 1 January 2010. Vehicles no longer need to be diverted off the road and can instead be weighed during normal traffic by simply driving over the scales installed on roads.
Several high-speed scales are currently already in operation. Additional weight monitoring locations are under construction. Eventually 220 weight monitoring spots should be available.
A fine of CZK 5,000 to 15,000 may be issued for violating the rule. This amount may be raised to up to CZK 30,000 if the fine is issued under mandate proceedings. Further weight violations may attract fines of CZK 100,000 to 500,000.
Where you can encounter high-speed weighing?
Road II/125 – Kolín, Ovčárecká Street II/602, km 51.4 – Velké Meziříčí, in the direction towards Jihlava. A high-speed scale designed to prevent overloaded trucks from entering Prague is installed on the exit ramp from highway D8 in Prague 9, near the Klíčov garages. Two more scales are installed on highway D5 and highway D8.
Selected planned high-speed scale locations:
|D3||Toll D3-91, 90-E-O||In both directions|
|D5||Toll D5-23, 30-R-O||In both directions|
|D5||105.2 km||On the right|
|D5||105 km||On the left|
|D8||47.6 km||In both directions|
|D11||10.5 km||In both directions|
|D11||79.2 km||In both directions|
|D4||9.5 km (Jíloviště)||In both directions|
|D6||Toll R6-11, 16-R-O||In both directions|
|D7||14.7 km||In both directions|
|D35||Toll R35-40, 7-E-O||In both directions|
|D35||Toll R35-255, 20-R-O||In both directions|
|D35||268.0 km||In both directions|
|D46||Toll R46-22,25; 25-R-O||In both directions|