Tyrol’s state government is planning to impose further driving bans for transit by HGV next year. The sectoral ban on driving will be tightened with effect from 1 October 2019. From 1 August 2019, a stricter night driving ban and driving bans according to Euroclass will apply, vice state governor Ingrid Felipe announced last week. According to this, experts have prepared three regulations, with an evaluation period until 4 February 2019.
“Since no effective common control mechanisms to shift goods flows from the road to the rail were agreed at European level yet, we must take all the measures that we can take as Tyrolean state government to protect the Tyrolean population,” said Ingrid Felipe. The European Commission has already been informed about Tyrol’s plans.
This tightening of the rules is necessary according to the governor in charge of transport, because the heavy traffic on the Brenner pass has massively increased despite intensive efforts in recent years: “Despite the successful introduction of the air and noise-related limit of 100km/h, and the successfully implemented tariff reform of public transport, we see ourselves still confronted with overrun of the NO2 emission limit values. We still need to take action to significantly reduce pollution levels for the benefit and health of the Tyrolean population.”