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Jan 4, 2015

Emission-Seal mandatory in parts of Austria

As per January 1st, 2015 there is URGENT and RELEVANT news for trucks travelling in Eastern Austria- an Emission-Seal („IG-Luft: Abgasplaketten“) is required for all vehicles above 3.5 tons and all vehicles in the Category “N”  below 3.5 tons.

The Emission-Seal is also required on all Motorways or Express-Roads in the designated areas including the A4 and S1. The Austrian Emission-Seal can be purchased at participating ÖAMTC- and ARBÖ-offices, as well as participating truck workshops in Austria. If the Emission-Seal is not displayed, enforcement penalties of up to 2180€ are possible. Trucks over  3.5 tons do not need to visit a workshop. Operators can order the Emission-Seal at participating workshops, providing supporting vehicle registration documents.
You can find more information on these webpages (in German only):

Austrian Chamber of Commerce WKO 

ÖAMTC (Austrian Motoring Association)

List of ÖAMTC offices where Emission-Seals are available

A useful tool to check the transit restrictions is provided by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKO), unfortunately this tool is available only in German.
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