Bikers to pay less at tolls

2010-05-12 11:10

Motorcyclists will pay less for toll charges when the electronic

toll collection system is launched in April next year, said Freedom Front Plus

parliamentary spokesperson for transport, Pieter Groenewald, on Wednesday.

Groenewald said: “They will be in a category of their own with

regards to toll roads and will then be paying less toll fees.”

The system would be implemented as part of the Gauteng Freeway

Improvement Project.

Groenewald said it was unfair that motorbikes were much lighter

than ordinary cars but had been charged the same fee:

“This boils down to motorcyclists actually subsidising other

vehicles. The Freedom Front Plus welcomes the decision and will ask further

questions to ensure that new categories will take effect,” he said.

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