The one-day highway stamp will be bound for 1 calendar day
The new highway toll will always apply during one calendar day. Why do we highlight this information? Because the grade will not be tied to a time frame of 24 hours. from the purchase, as some might mistakenly believe. “We propose the validity of the one-day highway stamp for a calendar day after coordination with the surrounding countries,” confirmed for the TASR agency the communication department of the Ministry of Transport.
This “tiny” difference can lead to fines and confusion for drivers. The definition of “one day” in connection with the new highway sign can be perceived differently. Situations can be risky when, for example, you buy a highway stamp just before midnight and you want to use it in the early hours of the next day.
You thus expose yourself to the risk of a fine of up to 500 euros for an invalid highway stamp. This is the maximum rate in administrative proceedings. You are normally threatened with a sanction of up to 200 euros in block proceedings. Even so, it is a lot of money, especially when we take into account the fact that the new stamp will not cost more than 5.4 euros in Slovakia.