Kindly note that the SANRAL has advised that the Gauteng open road e-tolling is scheduled for implementation as of 29 April 2012.
As with every increase in rubber, wages or the price of fuel, the consumer eventually foots the bill. FATS has looked at a number of ways to minimise the financial impact on you, the consumer. How do we intend to do this? Firstly, vehicles running under our banner will be using the required tags to ensure we receive the discount applicable and we are also exploring alternative options for vehicle routing. The option of alternate routes, although it sounds very attractive, may in itself pose a security risk and it will therefore be carefully weighed up against the financial benefits before we consider this an alternate option. Regrettably, eventually, this cost per kilometre will find its way to the consumer and all we can do is try and minimise the overall impact on you.
Having said that, currently the status quo with our estimates remain unchanged until further notice. We also await the final decision by the Supreme Court on whether e-tolling will become a reality or not. As of today’s date, it certainly seem that the tolling will go ahead and we should ultimately prepare ourselves for this eventuality.
SANRAL’s website may be accessed for further information: http://www.nra.co.za/live/index.php