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Name of the environmental zone: Environmental zone Upper Austria - Austria

Date of entry into effect of the zone: 01-07-2016

Type of environmental zone: Permanent, 24 hours a day

Not allowed to drive (temporarily): Information currently unavailable

Not allowed to drive (permanently): N1, N2 and N3 class trucks that do not fulfill Euro Norm 3.

Fines: 90 - 2.180 €

Area/extension of the environmental zone: Region highway A1 West between the point of encounter Enss-Steyr (km 155) and Knoten Haid (km 175), near the city of Linz in both ways.

Special features: Speed limit restricted to 100 km/h in the environmental zone between km 155 and km 168, both ways.

Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: Information currently unavailable

Exemptions: Information currently unavailable

Environmental zone

Do I need stickers or registrations?

To enter the environmental zone, each vehicle concerned requires a valid Austrian environmental sticker (Umwelt-Pickerl). Otherwise, a fine of up to 2180 euros is to be expected.

The low emission zones are marked with two types of sticker. On the one hand, there is the mostly digital sign for speed restriction, which is usually seen on motorways. On the other hand, there is the sign for immission control - air. This shows a black circle similar to the prohibition sign with the remark IG-L. Who exactly is allowed to enter or not, is not visible from the entry sign.


In our Green-Zones App we have a detailed map of each low emission zone. So you can easily recognize the borders and avoid penalties.

Austria has a total of 8 different environmental zones. These are divided into normal environmental zones and noise protection zones: Außerfern, Burgenland, Linz, Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Styria, Tyrol, Vienna.


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