In the plenary session of the Assembly of the Republic, 26 bills were voted following an agenda by the IL whose objective was to "uncomplicate people's lives".
The liberal bill on fines to be applied for non-payment of tolls - which was generally approved and is now being discussed in detail - provides that "the total amount charged, under the terms of this law, considering fees, fines and any administrative costs, both in the context of administrative offense proceedings and in enforcement proceedings, cannot exceed three times the value of the respective toll fees, without prejudice to default interest”.
The IL also had a transitional rule approved so that “the regime that, specifically, appears to be more favourable to the defendant or the defendant applies to the administrative offense proceedings pending at the date of entry into force of this law”.
In the debate on these projects the day before, Carlos Guimarães Pinto had shown “openness and flexibility” to work in the specialty on the proposal on limits to administrative offenses for non-payment of tolls.
The BE also had two bills on this subject, but both ended up being rejected.
FINALLY. This is some good news. Although I have a Via Verde now, but I got absolutely destroyed by fines, in the hundreds of euros, for tolls that were like 2 euros. It was absolutely criminal. Especially considering there's so many different companies managing the various tolls, you may not even know you have a fine and with who.
By John Doe from Lisbon on 14 Jan 2023, 20:20
About time, when a €3.85 charge on a little known subsidiary road without toll booths ends up costing over €63 you know you've been robbed. My experiences cost nearly €500. To make matters worse these were all settled last year 6 months after the events however I have received two more notifications each for the five instances which have already been paid. Leaves a very sour taste and the Finance department insist Portuguese is the official language and I should bring an interpreter in spite of him understanding every word I say to him.
By Ronald from Lisbon on 16 Jan 2023, 15:09
Awesome, just received another fine from 2020....r u kidding me? what can i do to see all outstanding tolls??? and get them paid plzzzz help???
By Mitchell from Algarve on 13 Feb 2023, 21:56
simple. get a false plate and make sure it belongs to exempt vehicles.
By Ian from Beiras on 25 Feb 2023, 06:38