Mo­torists en­joy rare toll fee win

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

MO­TORISTS be­ing pur­sued for un­paid tolls will be spared an es­ti­mated $36 mil­lion a year in fees as a sim­ple change halves the num­ber of ad­min­is­tra­tion charges.

The Palaszczuk Gov­ern­ment plans to scrap a sys­tem that is­sues in­di­vid­ual de­mand no­tices – each with a $23.89 ad­min­is­tra­tion fee – for ev­ery toll mo­torists fail to pay.

Toll dodgers with mul­ti­ple un­paid fees can quickly rack up al­most $100 just in ad­min fees. The change means mul­ti­ple un­paid toll fees would be listed on one no­tice.

Mo­torist lobby group RACQ said Trans­port Depart­ment of­fi­cials had ad­vised that the change would halve the num­ber of de­mand no­tices is­sued and save mo­torists $36 mil­lion a year in toll fees.

The Tolling Cus­tomer Om­buds­man re­ceived 115 com­plaints in Fe­bru­ary alone.

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