The AA Says Wait-and-See to Gauteng Tolls

The AA adopts a wait-and-see approach to the Gauteng Open Road tolling.

Due to the mixed signals coming from the Minister of Transport, the Gauteng Department of Transport and SANRAL with regard to the local and national toll issues, the AA is recommending that its Gauteng members delay in their decision to acquire the e-tags.

“The AA is still of the view that the debt incurred so far for the GFIP should be serviced from a portion of the fuel levy over the term of the loans ”, said the AA.

The debate and final decision regarding urban tolling is far from over and it is for this reason that the AA is making its recommendation to members.

A return to a ring-fenced fuel levy for road maintenance and construction is vital in order to address the very serious maintenance backlog. Poor road conditions account for almost ten percent of road crashes annually – more than double the internationally accepted norm.  At least 14 000 lives are lost and more than 219 000 serious injuries are caused every year through road crashes on South African roads – which places a heavy burden on the economy.

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