The bans apply to all motor vehicles passing through Tirol and are in effect on some regional roads and other roads of lower categories all Saturdays and Sundays. They have been introduced by the Innsbruck district authority and the city’s municipal council.
The bans are meant to prevent the notorious practice of drivers avoiding motorway traffic jams by using alternative routes. As a result, after leaving the motorway between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. vehicles passing through Tirol, including cars and motorcycles, are not allowed to use local routes to avoid tailbacks, except for deliveries to local businesses. The bans apply from 7:00 a.m. on Saturday to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday in both directions, and are planned to remain in effect until September 15th. Drivers are informed about the ban immediately after leaving a motorway and directed back to the motorway.