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Payment deadline for motorway tolls extended to 15 days

PAYMENT DEADLINE FOR MOTORWAY TOLLS EXTENDED TO 15 DAYSThe Government has extended the post-payment period for electronic tolls from the current 5 to 15 working days, in order to facilitate “the timely realisation of payments by users.”

“The increase in the deadline will improve one of the most limiting aspects of the current post-payment regime, facilitating the timely realisation of payments by users”, reads the decree signed by the Secretary of State for Infrastructure, Jorge Delgado, which is expected to come into effect some time in February 2022.

Under the terms of the amendment to the law , “in road infrastructures that only have an electronic toll collection system, vehicle owners may pay post-payment tolls, in cash or equivalent means at an ECP (toll collection entity), within 15 working days after passing a vehicle detection point”.

Due to the complexity of the toll system and the lack of information, many motorists currently end up not making payments on time and being faced with fines, so the extension of this post-payment period may go some way to help.