From short-term parking zones in Vienna to travelling abroad, road users will face a number of changes in 2024.
There will also be changes for commuters in the new year. An overview of what will apply in 2024:
Expansion of short-term parking zones in the Vienna area
On January 1, 2024, the existing short-term parking zone in Vösendorf will be extended. In Leopoldsdorf bei Wien, a new short-term parking zone will be introduced across the entire municipal area in March 2024. Other surrounding municipalities are also considering introducing or extending the zone.
ÖBB timetable change
The new timetable for 2024 includes improvements for commuters in the eastern region. On the Westbahn, Südbahn, and Ostbahn, gaps in the frequency of local services will be closed, and additional Cityjet Express connections will be created in some cases.
New nightly connections will be between Vienna, Schwechat, Stockerau, and Marchegg at weekends. The regional connection “Silva Nortica” will run daily with two pairs of trains on the Vienna-Gmünd-Prague route.
Confiscation of vehicles after speeding
In the event of extreme speeding (more than 80 km/h in urban areas and more than 90 km/h outside urban areas), the car can be confiscated in March 2024 and subsequently auctioned off.
The new standard for child seats
From September 1, 2024, only child seats with the R129 test standard may be sold. However, child seats with the previously valid test standard, ECE R44/04, are still permitted.
Changes to the vignette
Bringing the digital vignette with you when changing the licence plate number: Re-registration is permitted once per calendar year without providing reasons, as long as the registration holder remains the same. The re-registration costs 18 euros.
The Czech Republic and Hungary are introducing a 1-day vignette in the new year: The new vignette category is only available digitally and will be particularly interesting for those passing through at the end of their vacation. The cost is 8.60 euros for cars and 3.40 euros for motorcycles.
People with disabilities will receive the annual vignette and the route toll, such as for the Brenner or Tauern motorways, free of charge beginning December 1, 2023.
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