Want to know what South Africans think about the e-tolling? So do we! #HaveYourSay #SouthAfrica ONLY please

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Want to know what South Africans think about the e-tolling? So do we!

From http://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/maimane-sanral-aware-of-e-toll-aversion-1.1572267#.UkFstz8QJco

Pretoria – The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has known since 2009 that people are opposed to e-tolling, yet it remains committed to implementing a system it knows will not work.

This is according to the DA candidate for the Gauteng premiership, Mmusi Maimane. He was speaking in Vusimuzi, Tembisa, where he met small businesses owners to discuss the effect that e-tolling would have on them. Maimane was accompanied by the DA’s national spokesman on transport, Ian Ollis.

Sanral’s April 2009 documentation indicated that 69 percent of drivers were willing to pay a toll fee, while 31 percent were not willing, Maimane said. He said that in June 2009, the results were amended, indicating that 48 percent of people would not be willing to pay e-tolls.

Maimane said Sanral and the Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) company knew that high levels of public compliance were critical to the success of the project.

A section, “Road users segmentation”, in the ETC document states: “Should such a sizeable group actively resist compliance, law enforcement will be seriously hampered and it could become virtually impossible to implement. Sizeable active resistance could jeopardise the project as a whole.”

4 Responses to “Want to know what South Africans think about the e-tolling? So do we! #HaveYourSay #SouthAfrica ONLY please”

  1. Reblogged this on The New South Africa ~ Rainbow Nation and commented:

    Want to know what South Africans think about the e-tolling? So do we! #HaveYourSay #SouthAfrica ONLY please

  2. My big problem with the e-toll project is that most of what we would be paying is not for the roads themselves but for the business which centres around the e-tags and the fact that this money would go to an organisation outside of SA. I have not bought an e-tag, if they ever implement it they can send me an invoice.

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