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e-Tolls Warning

02 January 2014, 19:02

What people need to consider is the financial cost to ones self if you are using the highways daily and have not tagged. To not tag is going to have a financial impact on ones wallet and frequent users should be aware of what those costs are going to be if they are to hold on to any cause.

To ride the highways and believe that you don't have to pay because you don't have a tag is reckless and many people are going to be in for a financial shock. I don't agree with the tolling mechanism as much as most of us do, but this government has forced some people and companies into a corner where tagging is of no option due to the amount of vehicles or financial implications its going to bare. Eg Car rental companies, company fleets or individuals with high usage.

It should also be noted that the ones that scream the most about opposing tagging are generally in the following categories. 1> The don't live in Gauteng 2> They don't use the highways or very infrequently 3> Youngsters who still ride with there parents. Those people who cannot afford to ride the highways or have counted the costs have resorted to riding the back roads,

Those still riding the highways without a Tag are being charged double and without any monthly caps and should be aware of the costs that are coming. If you are aware of the costs and you are willing to pay the double fee I would count those people as the real e-toll martyrs. Its great to scream I won't tag but I urge people not to be naive and fully understand what that cost could be to yourself when you embark on your cause. Those people who don't ride the highways and scream the most have nothing to lose financially..

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