“The irony is that with a less than 30% compliance rate, paying motorists might say enough is enough and stop their payment of e-tolls. This may result in a further drop in the compliance rate and SANRAL could receive even less income from e-tolls than expected”.
OUTA calls on Government to do a total reassessment of toll tariffs across the country and to establish stronger monitoring and evaluation of toll concessionaire contributions. OUTA has, and continues to be vocal on the lack of transparency regarding the operating models of toll concessionaires.
“One needs to ask, are concessionaires contributing what they should in terms of their contracts with SANRAL and are these tariffs being used for its intended purpose which is the maintenance of roads,” questions Heyneke.