Less than 9% of motorists comply with e-tolls: Outa

Outa says that e-tolls in Gauteng have failed, and that the government is inviting a tax revolt by linking e-toll payments to vehicle licences.

By - January 19, 2016 Share on LinkedIn
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Outa chairman Wayne Duvenage has told Business Day TV that less than 9% of motorists comply with the Gauteng e-tolling system.

Duvenage said that e-tolls have failed, and the reason is because the public never bought into the scheme.

He said the message to the government is clear: you can put all the laws in place, and write all the regulations and policies you want, but if you do not have the backing of the people it will fail.

A tax revolt is a possibility

Duvenage said the government is now trying a new approach with e-tolls, where it wants to withhold vehicle licences from those who do not pay their bills.

He said the government is inviting a tax revolt, where motorists may stop paying for vehicle licences.

“They are trying to force the unjust e-toll policy onto a very just taxation process (paying for your licence for the use of the road),” said Duvenage.

He said Outa is going to fight the government on the issue, and will not stop until e-tolls are completely cancelled.

More on e-tolls

E-tolls have officially collapsed: Outa

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