An automatic increase in motorway tariffs is planned each year, depending in particular on inflation and works undertaken on the network.
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The tolls of the motorway networks will increase by around 2% from February 1, according to a series of decrees published on Sunday January 30 in the Official Journal. For cars, fares will increase by 1.89% on the Cofiroute network, 2.19% on ASF, 1.91% on Sanef and 2.05% on APRR. 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. At the start of 2021, toll rates had increased by 0.44%.
Inflation in France accelerated to 1.6% over the whole of 2021, on 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% over one year.
At the beginning of 2019, in the midst of a challenge to “yellow vests”, the government had 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.