Police: Fake Toll Stickers Flood Bulgaria

Society | April 25, 2012, Wednesday // 10:04|  views

This is how Bulgaria's toll stickers – the so-called vignettes - for 2012 look like. Photo by BGNES

Drivers in Bulgaria should beware of sellers of fake toll stickers – the so-called vignettes – which are flooding the market and boast high quality, police has warned.

Officials have explained that it is only after a careful examination of the details and parameters of the sticker's protection that one can tell a fake one.

The current cost of an annual vignette for a car is BGN 67, a price that has remained unchanged since 2007.

The price for a monthly toll sticker is set at BGN 25.

The stickers can be bought in the Petrol, Lukoil, Shell, OMV, ECO Bulgaria, Litex, Rompetrol, in the Piccadilly stores, in Easypay's offices and 1870 Bulgarian Posts' stations, as well as on the www.vinetka.com website.

A vignette is required for driving on Bulgarian state roads. These are practically all main roads in Bulgaria and there is no option to avoid buying a vignette for driving across Bulgaria.

Bulgaria's road vignettes are not likely to be replaced by electronic toll systems before 2017.

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