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To pay or not to pay, that is the question.

21 January 2014, 21:00
TO PAY OR NOT TO PAY, THAT IS THE QUESTION.

You have to ask yourself the question 'do I support e-Tolls or not?'. Well over 250 000 social media users changed their status and declared they will not pay for e-Tolls. I have taken the firm stance of 'I do not support corruption or unjust laws therefore I will not pay.'

You cannot get a criminal record simply for not paying your e-Toll fees, only a court can decide whether you are a criminal or not after due process has been followed. Neither can you get blacklisted as no agreement has been entered into.

There are so many things wrong with the e-Toll invoices that SARS won't even accept them and they will never hold up in court. But should you decide to pay remember you have 60 days to do so and still get a discount.

Any communication with SANRAL is met with the response "You have to register'. They are clearly desperate as they know the system will fail if people don't register.

Please remember that if you register you agree to their terms and conditions and forfeit all your rights - you will have to prove any discrepancies at your own cost. If you don't register the onus falls on them to prove it was you.

The only way to end e-Tolls is by not getting a tag, forcing SANRAL to go manual and thus overburdening their system. The costs of manual administration are far too high and not financially viable. Costs of collection and administration of non registered users greatly outweighs income. In other words, by not getting an e-Tag we will collapse the system.

Be Proudly e-Tag Free.

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