Innsbruck (dpa / lby) - According to Tyrol's governor Günther Platter, the restrictions on trucks in border traffic with Austria demanded by Bavaria confirm the Tyrolean block handling. "Transit traffic along the Brenner corridor does not originate in Tyrol or Bavaria. Rather, we are the victims of a failed European transport policy that strongly favors road transport and has triggered a transit avalanche in recent years," said Platter on Wednesday in Innsbruck.
Tyrol has been feeling the effects for many years, "that's why we are fighting back with emergency measures, such as block handling, to avoid overloading the road infrastructure, to protect nature and people, but also to maintain traffic safety," said Platter. The population along the Bavarian motorway sections is also affected by the transit burden.
The call by Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) to block truck transit traffic reminds him of the Tyrolean fight against traffic congestion, says Platter. He emphasized that in the end an overall solution was needed at European level. “As long as these do not exist and the burden is on this scale, Tyrol will stick to the emergency measures and under no circumstances will block handling or driving bans be relaxed.”