Mobile automatic toll enforcement
Efkon will use Intertraffic to show a major new development - a mobile enforcement system for the automatic control of toll stickers that helps to automatically identify toll violators without interrupting the flow of traffic, thus increasing traffic safety.
In Austria and in other countries, the toll sticker system has established itself as the tolling method for vehicles with a maximum permissible gross weight under 3.5t because it is easy to use and economical. Efkon’s system checks if vehicles have a valid toll sticker affixed to their front windshield without interrupting the flow of traffic.
The automatic enforcement and monitoring system is installed in places along motorways and expressways where physical vehicle controls are not possible or only possible with great difficulty. Efkon’s system combines all the necessary functions in one compact device with no moving parts, making it much simpler to assemble and install or to change its location more often.
From an overhead position, the system overlooks one lane of the roadway and photographs the front view of all passing vehicles. A special high-resolution light-sensitive camera determines whether the sticker is a valid one. As Efkon points out, in the interest of those road users who comply with payment of the time-limited toll, an efficient, automatic toll sticker enforcement and monitoring system is fairer and more equitable.