BG car tax (vignette) for 2009

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BG car tax (vignette) for 2009

Postby juloubeth » Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:56 pm

Does anyone know for sure if the existing system of car tax in BG will be the same next year? We heard a rumour in the summer that tolls were being introduced to replace the vignettes in 2009. Has anyone any information on this?

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Postby mihangel » Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:41 pm

The rumour began around a year ago when an official announcement was made:

www.invest.bg/Bulgaria-Drops-Vignette-2009/30.12.2007

The same story is here also:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=88952

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Postby juloubeth » Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:28 pm

Thanks Mihangel, for those links. Is this going ahead? Are there any plans for toll booths etc being erected on the motorways in readiness for January 2009 or has the whole idea been put on the back burner? Does anyone know??

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Postby Mat » Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:33 am

Relax. There is no news on the scrapping of the scheme but then again it was originally introduced at very short notice 4 years ago so the potential remains. My guess would be that they don't do anything but if they do, it will be a charge added to petrol prices which is much more equitable. They will have to find a way to charge the TIR truckers mind. No sign of toll booths going up on the motorways.

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Postby skaviva » Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:45 am

The lady in the post office said there will be road stickers next year, too. No idea of the prices yet.

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Re: vignette

Postby blackaqua » Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:17 pm

juloubeth wrote: Are there any plans for toll booths etc being erected on the motorways in readiness for January 2009 ??


Can we have the motorways first before the toll booths. :lol:

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Postby bulgariaok » Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:11 pm

There was an item on bulgarian television couple weeks back about the state of the roads throughout the country, . I think it was one of the BG ministers who was being interviewed at the time The discussion got heated and one of the panel asked him where does all the vinette money go to, he claimed all the money they get from the vinette is paying for the new speed cameras, so I cant see them scrapping the vinette.

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Postby blackaqua » Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:28 pm

Just let the holes get bigger and there will be no need for speed cameras. :roll: :roll:

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Postby CampervanMan » Sat Nov 01, 2008 7:31 am

Hello to all.

(Bad news) The vinette is still required next year.

(Good news) it will not go up in price next year.

(More bad news) The cost of road traffic (3rd party) insurance is going up by 100% in 2009

All the above from a reliable source.

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Postby oldtimer » Sat Nov 01, 2008 7:38 am

Please dont get me wrong, but how do roads get repaired or new roads paid for if we dont pay in some way??? the money has to come from somewhere. Yes we can all moan when we are paying high road tax etc and nothing is being done, but at the moment and even with an increase its still not a lot.


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