The best test to confirm the correct operation of a given solution is its implementation. The loudly announced new payment system for toll sections of the A2 Konin – Stryków and A4 Wrocław – Sośnica motorways, so far, turns out to be a greater threat to drivers than saving them from the nuisance caused by the presence of barriers.
As you can see in the YouTube video posted on the Stop Cham channel, many drivers were surprised to use the e-TOLL system and did not know how to deal with this situation. As a result, they stopped their cars in such a way that it posed a great danger to other road users and introduced great confusion in the sensitive area.
Certainly, drivers’ problems are (largely) due to the unpreparedness of the e-TOLL system itself. As we have already written, users have a terrible opinion of the motorway payment application and have a fairly limited number of points where they can buy a motorway e-ticket. The fact that the entire system is still working lame and we cannot always count on the options available in it is evidenced by the message that is currently (December 7, 2021, 11.50 am) displayed on the etoll.gov.pl website:
e-TOLL – no payment with Blik
It is hard to resist the impression that instead of convincing us, with our own money, that the price of gasoline in Poland is one of the lowest in Europe (unfortunately, earnings are also not mentioned by the rulers), the government should prepare an information campaign about the introduced e-system. -TOLL. And it should definitely start with the proper preparation of the system, and not with the use of reconnaissance tactics by battle.