E-tolling failed before it was turned on

cfilorux

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Limbo

Meanwhile, society is disrupted: an incredibly blunt looking sword of bankruptcy hangs over everyone who must use the highways, but cannot pay for moral, financial or practical reasons. Vehicles not willing to risk the blunt and rusty sword are churning up the suburban roads that pretend to be "alternative routes" and spending more time away from family to avoid the peak. Why must this drag on? Who wants this system in its current form, or in any form which it can realistically take?
 
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bekdik

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I don't agree. e-tolling did exactly what it was designed to do. It moved very large amounts of fiscal income from the fiscus to offshore bank accounts.

Those thinking that the process has anything to do with road maintenance are sadly mistaken.
 

Jola

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I don't agree. e-tolling did exactly what it was designed to do. It moved very large amounts of fiscal income from the fiscus to offshore bank accounts.

Those thinking that the process has anything to do with road maintenance are sadly mistaken.
That ^
 

evilstebunny

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It was doomed before it started because (like the arms scandal) the aim was not the benefit of the country, but cadre enrichment.
 

D3athD00r

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Meanwhile, society is disrupted: an incredibly blunt looking sword of bankruptcy hangs over everyone who must use the highways, but cannot pay for moral, financial or practical reasons. Vehicles not willing to risk the blunt and rusty sword are churning up the suburban roads that pretend to be "alternative routes" and spending more time away from family to avoid the peak. Why must this drag on? Who wants this system in its current form, or in any form which it can realistically take?
I still drive on the highways. But I use the invoices to dry out dog pee.
 

Budza

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Lekker- well done OUTA!

Let's name and shame the companies that supported this BS.

Some boycotting of ANC sycophants should go some way to dissuading such support next time.

There will be a next time :(
 

BillyG

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Firstly, the user pays principal is not nearly as simple as it seems. How many of us use libraries, clinics and parks. We pay for them in our taxes, but do not pay extra to use these facilities. Similarly we pay a large chunk of our fuel cost in taxes for the provision and maintenance of roads. Why should we pay extra to use them.

With e-tolls, the collection cost and infrastructure requirements are enormous, defying logic, when compared to a fuel levy. How much cheaper would the Freeway Improvement Plan have been if so much money had not been wasted on gantries, offices, infrastructure, staff and advertising?

The absolute determination to impose this system at all costs leads me to one question: Who is it the person or people who were expecting to get rich from this scheme?
 

eg2505

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The absolute determination to impose this system at all costs leads me to one question: Who is it the person or people who were expecting to get rich from this scheme?
the more important question will be when this garbage gets exposed in the media, showing who got what slice of the pie, what will happen then?
will e-tolls collapse then?
 

mike156

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Didn't they recently go on record stating the fuel levy would need to increase by R3.65 odd in place of etolls?

Where did they pull this figure from?
 
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