How the Tolls Affect You
Think you can avoid it? Think again! The impact on you will be felt in many ways.
A total of 49 gantries have been built, to date, on major commuter routes in Gauteng, having a large impact on all road users. Here are some of the ways that the eTolling system will affect you:
- Reduced income: Imagine adding to your personal tax bill! eTolling has an equivalent effect, reducing disposable income by as much as R550 a month (more without an eTag). Although, this is the amount at which monthly toll fees will be capped, it is unknown how long this limit will be in place.
- Increased price of goods for consumers: Everything transported along tolled routes will cost more, which means increased operational costs for businesses and retailers and, in turn, for you. Furthermore, an increase in the inflation rate is possible, making home and car loan repayments more expensive.
- Access to your bank account: When registering, you will be giving permission for your bank account to be automatically debited. With this comes the possibility of incorrect amounts being taken off and the aggravation of having to claim back.
- Risk to your integrity: Many illegal number plates are being used on Gauteng’s roads, which means you could be incorrectly billed and will have to go through the process of requesting a photograph to dispute false claims.
Stand with the AA and say NO to the implementation of Gauteng eTolling by getting your No Toll GP sticker at your nearest Accredited Sales Agent store today!
Or download a print-friendly PDF version here to print and stick on the inside of your car's rear window. Please remember to set your printer to print to landscape.