Sanral uses illegal e-toll technology – FF Plus

2014-10-10 16:14

Technology used by the South African National Roads Agency Limited to collect road users’ details is illegal, says the Freedom Front Plus.

“The law is that all tolling systems must be certified,” FF Plus MP Anton Alberts told the Gauteng e-tolls advisory panel at the provincial legislature today.

“Their technology is not legal. It has not been passed.”

He claimed to have previously questioned the government about the failure to clear Sanral’s technology but he did not get a proper response to this.

Alberts said if the need arose, the FF Plus could take the matter to court.

He said motorists should not carry the burden of e-tolls because the government collected enough tax to settle the current bill but they instead misused the funds.

About R30 billion had been lost to wasteful expenditure in the past few years.

“That money could have paid off the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project costs in two years,” he said.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura established the panel on July 17 to assess the social and economic impact of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project and the electronic tolling system set up to fund it.

The panel is expected to present its findings to Makhura at the end of November.

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