As of 1 July 2013, Section 48 (14)-(17) of the Highway Code has been amended as follows:
(14) Unless otherwise provided by this Decree, heavy goods vehicles may only use motorways, expressways and main roads outside populated areas. Based on Section 51 (2) of the Government Decree 209/2013 (VI. 18.) on the execution of Act LXVII of 2013 on distance-based tolls payable for the use of motorways, expressways and main roads, the following point i/1 shall be added to Appendix 1 title II of the Highway Code:
“i/1. Heavy goods vehicle: truck, tractor or a combination of these vehicles and a trailer
with a maximum permissible laden weight exceeding 7.5 tons.”
(15) A heavy goods vehicle may use roads not listed in paragraph (14) for the distance absolutely necessary if
a) it is required for the purposes of goods transportation, for loading and unloading vehicles, or if the vehicle has a special body structure, for travelling to and from the site of the work which requires the special body structure;
b) it s is necessary for travelling to and from the site of the operator.
If the heavy goods vehicle travels to and from any of the sites specified in points a) or b), when it has left the roads listed in paragraph (14), it may only cross them once while travelling in the same direction.
(16) The prohibition specified in paragraph (14) shall not apply to heavy goods vehicles having to take a detour due to a road block, to heavy goods vehicles exempted form toll payment and toll declaration obligations under Section 9(1) of Act LXVII of 2013 on distance-based tolls payable for the use of motorways, expressways and main roads or to vehicles holding a permit issued under Section 4 of Government Decree 190/2008 (VII. 29.) on the restriction of road use of heavy goods vehicles.
(17) The prohibition specified in paragraph (14) shall not apply to instructors’ heavy goods vehicles with a certificate defined in the minister’s decree on the detailed rules of training drivers and traffic professionals if such vehicles use roads not listed in paragraph (14) for practical training or examination purposes as described in the relevant ministerial decree.