Austrian motorways info

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As of the 1st of January 2012, in accidents or traffic jams all vehicles on Austria's motorways have to make a free passage in the middle for the emergency- and hoist -services. Violation of this law will result in a fine of max. EUR 2.180, -. More info (German)

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It has been mandatory since 1997 to have a Motorway Vignette (a type of road tax sticker) when driving on Austrian motorways. This applies to tourist and business traffic. Trailers/Caravans up to 3,500 kg do not require a vignette.

The Motorway Vignette can be obtained at all motorway transition points in Austria as well as at other places.

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It applies to all winter sports countries that durring winter not driving with snow tyres may lead to being deemed (co-)liable for accidents because a driver using normal tyres cannot respond as well to unexpected situations. More info on snow tyres.

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Exceeding the speed limit on specific motorways, the matrix signs state IG-L (Immissionsschutzgesetz-Luft) in Austria is regarded as a environmental crime. You should take into account fines are higher than normal.