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Reader: E-tolls? No way!

2012-11-13 12:52

After months of delays and talks with goverment, the Gauteng e-toll system will be implemented, transport minister Ben Martins announced recently.

We've had many responses to the e-tolling announcement and reader Desiree Campbell e-mailed us to share her thoughts on the Gauteng e-toll plan:

'CRIPPLING' SA DRIVERS

"As far as I’m concern this is a rip off, day light robbery and an insult to road users. I don’t use freeways when coming to work and the only time I use it is when travelling long distance for holidays.

Why must I be registered so that they can debt my account even if I’m not utilising the gantries they’ve build?

We are paying for license disks that costs us a lot and adding the e-toll fees would cripple us more. We are paying a fuel levy. Let them use this money to cover their debt."

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Comments
  • jan.vos.353 - 2012-11-13 13:04

    User Pay principle dude, pay for what you use. You've got a better road now, so if you want to travel on it pay for it. If they impose a fuel levy or hike the licence fees, every one has to pay for the road YOU use. Two thing, the fees should be cut to the minimum (as in 20c per km) and EVERY one using the road should pay, even TAXIs and the clowns in the bluelight brigade.

      don.odendaal - 2012-11-13 19:51

      Dear Jan Vos.353 please allow me to tow your car so I can charge you 3 times for it as this is what you are sanctioning with our comment ID 10 T

      Reggy Mustapha Kebone Sebogodi - 2012-11-13 23:52

      jan.vos.353, u seem clueless of what's going on. my advice, read more ,and listen to news regularly, then U can start commenting on important issues with some enlightened mind.

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