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The vehicle fleet in the Czech Republic is undergoing significant change: it is younger and increasingly diesel-based
A study commissioned for the Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic has revealed that the situation regarding the age of the vehicle fleet is significantly better than that stated in official statistics from the Central Vehicle Register. It is based on measurements directly from roads, thereby recording vehicles actually in use. The registered "old bangers", which participate in the traffic flow either to a minimal extent or not at all, do not appear in the statistic outputs here.
During yesterday's incessant snowfalls, maintenance employees of the Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic (ŘSD) recorded extraordinary data in terms of the number of service kilometres. From 6 a.m., Wednesday 24 January 2007 to the same hour today, gritting vehicles and ploughs drove some 38,000 kilometres on a total of 630 kilometres of motorway.
Daily revenues from road tolls have been constantly growing, amounting to date to 18 million crowns. The record day so far was Wednesday 10 January, when 733,658 transactions took place with revenues of 18,507,479 crowns.
In the year 2009, every region in the Czech Republic will have a modern traffic connection through a road of a motorway type. Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic introduces a potential three-year prospect of widening and interconnecting the Czech motorway network. Opening of new road sections in regions will have a positive impact not only on the inhabitants but also on much more dynamic development of economy and employment in the entire country.
Building of the Toll System Is in Full Progress; RMD CR Awaits New Sources for Investments in Construction and Renovation
Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic, the administrator of motorways, expressways and roads of 1st class in the Czech Republic is cooperating with the winning consortium on the construction of the toll system. According to the plans of the Czech Ministry of Transportation, collecting of toll payments should generate an amount of about 8,000 million CZK per year.
Road and Motorway Directorate Is Preparing Extensive Changes In Traffic Control on the Route from Prague to Dresden
Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic is preparing a unique action in traffic control due to the absence of Motorway D8 through České Středohoří. For the period of the next three years, it will be the sole non-motorway section on the route to the eastern part of Germany. Two alternate roads will be set between Lovosice and Ústí nad Labem, as an alternative to the planned 17-km-long section of the motorway.
Drivers traveling on Motorway D1 in direction from Prague to Brno, or in the opposite direction, can avoid traffic columns and tailbacks thanks to the new information system of the Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic. All they have to do before they set off is check the traffic situation on the webpage www.rsd.cz, where they can also find out about the situation of traffic and traffic closures through fourteen cameras placed on the D1.
General Directorate of Customs and Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic Are Planning on Extending Their Cooperation, Especially in the Area of Lorry Controls
Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic (RMD CR) and General Directory of Customs (GDC) are planning a more extensive collaboration during controls of lorries on Czech roads and motorways, more intensive controls of exceedingly heavy loads in lorries, that cause damage in the amount of 620 million CZK on the motorway network alone, more emphasis on controlling the use of motorway stamps, as well as controls of respecting mandatory periods of driving and resting of lorry drivers. Both institutions will confirm their intentions by signing a memorandum of cooperation as has been agreed on today by Petr Laušman, Managing Director of RMD CR, and Zdeněk Richtr, Managing Director of GDC.
We are only a few months away from one of the most anticipated events of the year in the Czech Republic. In the fourth quarter RMD will finish 72 kilometres of new motorway sections worth ca 36 thousand million CZK. The completed section should significantly improve traffic situation on many locations around the country and speed up and make traveling easier for the drivers.
Road and Motorway Directorate (RMD) has started testing a six-lane traffic on Motorway D1. The analysis is supposed to show the advantages and disadvantages of the planned widening of the most frequented road in the Czech Republic. According to the outcomes so far, personal vehicles in the left lane tend to exceed the speed limit and ignore rules for changing into a slower lane.
Chlorides in the value of 5 million CZK had to be used by Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic on maintenance of 560 km of motorways in critical condition during only one day - December 28th, 2005. Maintenance vehicles covered 30,000 performance kilometres on this day.
Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic has recorded astounding data about the behaviour of drivers in recent days of extreme snowing. Failure to adjust speed to climatic conditions and even exceeding of standard speed limits, or failure to keep sufficient distance between vehicles belong among common offences. This ruthless conduct of the drivers causes traffic to collapse, it causes problems to all of us and increases expenses spent by RMD on road maintenance.
Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic prepare an installation of four new and unique information boards. The indicators are digital and thus the information for drivers can be changed according to need and current situation on the motorway. Motorway users will be informed about the condition of the road, weather conditions, tailbacks, or road closures.
The outcomes of an analysis of contributions of the ring road around Prague in the northern and southern parts of the city, presented for the first time by the Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic, are very optimistic in terms of economy in time of its users. After the completion of this strategically important road traveling time around Prague will be reduced by tenths of minutes. It will also significantly reduce the load of traffic inside Prague - some of the roads in Prague reach the highest traffic volumes in the entire Czech Republic.
Motorway through the Ostrava Region Will Be Put into Operation in 2007 - a Year Earlier than Planned
Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic will put into operation an important part of Motorway D47 one year earlier than has originally been planned. The entire 17 km of the D47 will be opened in 2007. This concerns the through road of Ostrava and the route up to Bohumín (constructions 4708 and 47091). RMD CR will manage to finish the construction of these sections earlier in spite of complications connected with a number of road realignments and difficulties connected with property rights.