YOUR INPUT REQUIRED ON E-TOLL INCONVENIENCE
As you may know, OUTA is part of the first test case against the e-Toll decision. This development is now taking shape and we are building up to the eventual showdown with SANRAL to end the e-toll saga once and for all.
Advice from our legal team suggest that as part of this process, the e-toll challenge requires that we cast our net much broader than the companies who have large bills (over R100,000). Afterall, it is the man in the street that suffers the most with irrational and cumbersome levies, tolls and taxes. Accordingly, we need input from people like you who received a summons, to provide us with examples of how e-tolls has unfairly impacted on the ordinary member of the public.
If you were summonsed by SANRAL you are in a position to assist OUTA in providing such input in the development of the test case against e-tolls. Some examples of what we mean in this regard are:
- lack of reasonable alternative routes – if you have to avoid toll routes, you don’t have reasonable alternative routes to get to school, work, the hospital, to visit family, or other important places where you need to go regularly;
- financial hardship that would be caused by having to pay tolls;
- frustration in dealing with SANRAL;
- traffic on non-toll routes that badly affects you;
- any other reason that tolling is particularly unfair or adversely affects you.
If you believe that your story and examples can assist. Your input will be valuable to this matter and is testament to what real active citizenry is all about.
Please submit your comments below.