Outa has disputed Sanral’s claims that there is a rush of motorists taking up the 60% e-toll discount.
“The real question is, what is the value of the collected amount from the total R5.9 billion ring-fenced debt?” said Outa.
Outa said that according to Sanral’s recent comments, less than R100 million, or 2% of the defaults, benefited from discounts offered during the first five months of the dispensation.
Outa said that according to its calculations, there were less than 400,000 active, paying members out of roughly 2.5 million average monthly users of the Gauteng freeway network by the end of March 2016.
Outa’s statement comes after the Electronic Toll Collection company told media that almost 300,000 motorists had taken the 60% discount for their outstanding e-toll bills.
ETC said there has been a last-minute rush from e-toll users to take up the offer of a discount on tolls incurred from 3 December 2013 to 31 August 2015.
Motorists have until 2 May 2016 to qualify for the discount.
Sanral has also started sending out summonses for outstanding e-toll bills, with Outa reporting that several of its members have received notices.