Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) notes, with concern, the Automobile Association of South Africa’s (AASA) disingenuous condemnation of the 4.13% price increase for registered e-toll users in Gauteng.
It is true that the monthly cap for registered e-toll users has increased – by R10 – from R266 to R276 per month, in line with inflation (currently at 4.5%). Registered e-toll users can, however, control their monthly Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project network costs thanks to the R276 unlimited use price cap.
The factors that have caused the inflation related tolling traffic increase like South Africa’s exchange rates, the international oil price or retail fuel prices are outside of ETC and SANRAL’s control. They also have no say in the amount paid to government in fuel levies or carbon taxes.
Tolls fees allow for continuous revenue to be invested back into the road network. To ensure that Gauteng remains the powerhouse of South Africa, this network needs to be kept in good condition at all times and new roads urgently need to be built. The low compliance rate is impacting SANRAL’s ability to build further roads and will eventually dramatically impact mobility across the province.
ETC urges all road users with outstanding e-toll debt to please contact the SANRAL Customer to make a payment arrangement. Contact: 0800 726 725.
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