As every year, the prices of motorway tolls increase on February 1. In 2021, the increase is 0.44% on average.
It’s a bad habit for our wallet: every year the prices go up on February 1st. Every year at this time, new tariffs come into effect in many areas.
Obviously, 2021 is no exception to the rule. This year notably saw the regulated prices for gas (+ 3.5% on average) and electricity (+ 1.6%) being revised upwards. And as if that were not enough, in the automotive sector, it is the tariffs of motorway tolls that are increasing.
+ 0.44% on average
From February 1, taking the motorway costs on average 0.44% more expensive, according to figures provided by the motorway concession companies in December 2020 during the last Road Network Users’ Committee.
The increases should range between 0.30% and 0.65% on the most important networks. In 2020, the increase was on average 0.80% compared to 1.9% in 2019.
A systematic annual increase
The very strict contracts binding the motorway companies to the State provide for an automatic increase in toll prices every year on February 1, depending in particular on inflation and the work undertaken on the network.
Motorcycle traffic between two queues prohibited from February 1
As a reminder, another novelty of this February 1: movement between two lines on a motorcycle, also called inter-line, is now again prohibited everywhere in France. The offense is punishable by a withdrawal of 3 points on the driving license and a fine of € 135.