With all the anti e-tolling talk doing the rounds, queues of people registering for the infamous e-tag continues to be seen around Gauteng.
The following reasons were tendered:
To some, the inconvenience (and financial wear-and-tear on the vehicles) of traveling on so-called alternative routes outguns the call not to register.
To those with company vehicles and those that have to travel to-and-from work sites in their private vehicles, their respective companies have either bought the e-tags or will pay the e-toll account only if a 'tagged' account is produced (the cheaper option.)
Many have baulked to the last moment against getting registered but given all the civil-disobedience-action failures and legal losses sustained by the Union Bodies and Civil Action Groups, have decided that getting e-tagged is the cheaper option of the evil before them; and of course, traveling the alternative routes is a no no.
A few do see the whole affair as the-right-thing-to-do: being law-abiding-citizens is important to them.
To the above, the one frailty to the whole process lies in the collection-of-payment which will either be burdensome or a boon. Only Time will tell.
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