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(Wall Street Journal)   Toll-free Germany looks to have their roads subsidized by a number of Czechs   (blogs.wsj.com) divider line 4
    More: Obvious, Czech Republic, adriatic sea, European law, toll roads, habits, highways, Angela Merkel  
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2013-11-30 04:54:48 PM
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KWess: Why the weird focus on the Czechs?  I live on the French border and sometimes go via Germany, though the part of France I live in particulary doesn't have tolls.  Then there's the Dutch...I can't remember paying a toll there, and the Belgians, I can't remember paying a toll there, and the Luxembourgois...there's a bunch of countries that border Germany...is it only the Czechs that are pissed-off by this?  More likely the author saw an article from some Czech source on the web and just cranked out some column inches as click-bait.


So you're saying there's a mix?

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2013-11-30 10:30:25 AM
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Hopefully this solution to Germany's highway problems will have some finality.
2013-11-30 09:27:00 AM
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TheWhoppah: 1. Gasoline costs about $8 per gallon in Germany.
2. Highway driving burns 2+ gallons per hour.
3. A route that is one hour shorter saves you $16 in addition to saving the hour...
4. Therefore, the tolls would have to be really REALLY high before it makes sense for the cheapskates to go the long way around.


The Czechs are balkan at the principle of Germans plundering EU citizens for infrastructure costs.  Remitting tolls to Germans is the equivalent of selective taxation and essentially a tariff, which I thought the EU was intended to eliminate.

Czechs may bypass Bavaria and if Munich surrenders tourist dollars, it serbs them right.
2013-11-30 09:02:38 AM
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A man is walking down a city street. A Czech jumps out a window above him, lands on an awning, then bounces into the street. He survives, but the first man is arrested for passing a bouncing Czech.
 
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