Oi! Leave me out of this...
- Apr 8, 2006
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I am paying a small amount for the fuel levy, and that goes towards most average roads. Give me some great roads, and I'll pay for those. And don't expect others to pay for the roads I use
If this happens in Durban we should occupy the N3 and bring the whole nation to a standstill
The N1 and N2 have existed in their present state for many years with no issues of maintenance what so ever.
The sudden "need" to create a toll system is just a money making racket, an added tax to place upon an already over taxed public sector.
It nothing but a scam to feed the pot of curruption which exists within the government.
Have you driven between the R300 and Paarl before? Because if you have you would know that up until 2? yrs ago the roads were starting to deteriorate badly.
They should actually make it a 3 lane ie continue from Belville straight down but that costs money much like the maintenance will.
2ndly after a road is created, it doesn't magically take care of itself either. There is an actual lifespan of various parts of the road surface etc. reminds me of the bridges in Jhb, if people only looked at what they driving on they'd **** brix.
As much as I prefer the DA politically.. They have yet to come up with a better solution only involving the Western Cape. They own the province.. If they wanted to they could buy the n1/n2 and do the necessary themselves. Don't get me wrong, I don't like the tolling but the DA opposes a lot of things but sometimes they need to do more than just oppose which is where they kinda weak. Granted the ANC being in charge of national fiscus does not help but yah.. Say by some miracle SANRAL is blocked from doing anything.. Will the provincial gov do the upgrade?