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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-07-22

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Consumer group urges motorists to refuse toll payments on sub-standard roads

  • [01] Consumer group urges motorists to refuse toll payments on sub-standard roads

    The consumer group EKPOIZO on Thursday urged motorists to refuse to pay road tolls for roads that were substandard and dangerous, as well as those forced to pay tolls for small trips in the areas where they lived or worked. According to EKPOIZO, traffic police had no right to intervene when drivers refused to pay tolls and the Greek State did not provide for either a penal nor administrative penalty for those that refused to pay.

    The consumer group, which said that it had joined a movement against the arbitrary imposition of road tolls, also informed drivers that they were not obliged to identify themselves to toll post employees except by giving their vehicle registration number, and if toll post employees refused to let them pass and pressured them to pay, they had a right to simply raise the bar and drive through.

    According to EKPOIZO, the only redress for the company collecting the tolls was to go through the courts in order demand payment.

    EKPOIZO also pointed out that the increase in road toll fees in the last two years ranged from 35 percent to 50 percent while hundreds of thousands of kilometres of the national roads that people were paying to drive on were actually lethally dangerous.

    Further, several highways had failed to provide an alternate routes for local residents, who were then forced to pay road tolls for each trip they made during their daily round within their own areas.


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