Name of the environmental zone: Environmental zone Vienna - Austria
Date of entry into effect of the zone: 01-07-2014
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: The whole city of Vienna and the Bundesland of Vienna.
Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: Information currently unavailable
Exemptions: Information currently unavailable
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Austria has a total of 7 different environmental zones. These are divided into normal environmental zones and noise protection zones: Außerfern, Burgenland, Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Styria, Tyrol, Vienna.
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