High-speed weighing

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:

Highway Scale location Direction
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