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(Wall Street Journal)   Toll-free Germany looks to have their roads subsidized by a number of Czechs   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Czech Republic, adriatic sea, European law, toll roads, habits, highways, Angela Merkel  
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1177 clicks; posted to Politics » on 30 Nov 2013 at 8:34 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-11-30 11:46:29 AM  
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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 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.

The Swiss, because they are Swiss, force you to buy your annual motorway tag right at the border crossing.  But, the bastards don't pro-rate it...if you buy it January 1st, it's 40CHF...if you buy it December 31st, it's 40CHF...then again, their highways are immaculately maintained, and the multitude of tunnels is very impressive, and must be very costly to build and maintain, so it's cool.
2013-11-30 09:06:35 AM  
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If german taxes are already paying for the roads I don't have a problem with them not having to pay tolls.
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