The e-Vignette system of collecting and controlling road user charges has the advantage of simplicity while achieving high compliance from drivers, says service provider AGES. The electronic vignette has superseded the paper vignette as a convenient and faster service without the expense of printing and distributing physical authorisation for road use.
Vignette road charging services are time based, requiring neither costly on-board equipment nor interaction with roadside infrastructure. The e-Vignette is ideally suited to the needs of countries seeking to start charging trucks for road use. Data protection is achieved without technical complexity. It can be implemented within a period of six to nine months and it can be readily upgraded to accommodate changes in policy and regulations.
The e-Vignette has worked well in practice, being in use for the Eurovignette in the Benelux countries, Denmark and Sweden.