Price of Bulgarian 2014 road vignette stickers unchanged

The price of vignette stickers, mandatory for motor vehicles travelling on roads outside urban areas in Bulgaria, will remain unchanged in 2014.

Current vignettes are valid until January 31 2014.

New vignettes, with added security features, go on sale on December 20 2013. They will be on sale at 3300 distribution points, including fuel stations, retailers, offices of Bulgarian Posts, regional road administrations and border checkpoints.

For light cars, the prices are 10 leva (about five euro) for a weekly vignette, 25 leva for a monthly and 67 leva for an annual vignette.

According to the Regional Development Ministry, revenue from the sale of vignettes in 2013 so far is about 216 million leva, seven per cent higher than by the same time last year.

Failing to display a valid vignette on a motor vehicle means a fine of 300 leva, in the case of light motor vehicles, up to 3000 leva depending on the category of the vehicle.

Further details regarding vignettes can be found on the website of the Road Infrastructure Agency – in Bulgarian only because the English-language version of the section on vignettes has not been updated since December 2012.




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