Motorways: a price increase of around 2% on February 1

Posted Jan 30, 2022, 1:13 PMUpdated on Jan 30, 2022 at 1:20 p.m.

The figures put forward in December were confirmed on Sunday. Tolls for motorway networks will increase by around 2% from February 1, after an increase of 0.44% at the start of 2021, according to decrees published in the Official Journal on Sunday.

In detail, for cars (class 1 vehicle), prices increase by 1.89% on the Cofiroute network, 2.19% on ASF, 1.91% on Sanef or 2.05% on APRR. These official increases confirm figures from the Ministry of Transport reported in December by AFP.

An increase slightly higher than 2021 inflation

The very strict contracts linking the motorway companies to the State provide for an automatic increase in toll rates every year on February 1, depending in particular on inflation and the works undertaken on the network. “The toll rates on February 1, 2022 will not increase more than inflation,” said a source close to dealers in December.

Inflation in France accelerated to 1.6% over the whole of 2021, as an annual average, according to INSEE, at its highest since 2018, under the effect of a surge in oil prices. energy and a rise in the prices of manufactured goods. In December, consumer prices increased by 2.8% year on year.

At the beginning of 2019, in the midst of contesting the “yellow vests”, the government had asked and obtained from motorway companies a 30% reduction in prices for regular drivers, in the absence of a reduction for all. The government had ruled out the idea of ​​freezing toll rates, as the former Minister of Ecology Ségolène Royal had decided in 2015, because it would have had to be caught up later.

With AFP

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