The Finnish state, the municipalities of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area and the Tampere metropolitan area, as well as the associations of municipalities in the areas in question, have reached a negotiating result, which will also begin the preparation of the toll.

According to the negotiations - the last of which ended yesterday - the state is now starting to prepare legislation on enabling tolls, as part of the land use and transport policy in the Helsinki and Tampere regions.

Although the exact content of the law is not yet known, it is in any case a law that allows citizens to be charged new taxes and fees based on the performance and location of vehicles.

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The preparation of the law is carried out in co-operation with regional municipalities and associations of municipalities in the Helsinki metropolitan area of ​​Espoo, Helsinki, Hyvinkää, Järvenpää, Kauniainen, Kerava, Kirkkonummi, Mäntsälä, Nurmijärvi, Pornainen, Sipoo, Tuusula, Vantaa and Vihti, and in the Tampere region of Nokia, Kangas , Orivesi, Pirkkala, Tampere, Vesilahti and Ylöjärvi.

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In practice, the toll could be based on, for example, overtaking a toll station and / or the distance traveled. The fee could also be varied depending on the type of vehicle, time and place. In addition to microwave, image recognition and GPS technology, tolls could also be levied on an electronic vignette, ie on the basis of a (electronic) driving declaration made in advance.