The AA’s main concerns
WITH many Sanral account holders currently unable to obtain invoices and statements on their e- toll accounts, the implementation of a fine system could mean that vehicle owners will receive a fine before their invoice.
In essence, account holders will be fined for delayed payments through no fault of their own.
Owners could incur huge fines that will be hard to query or defend while trying to resolve billing is- sues with Sanral and will not be able to renew their vehicle licence until they have paid these fines.
The amount fined for an unpaid e- toll debt is disproportionate to the outstanding amount.
Should a vehicle owner drive from Soweto to Pretoria and back, they will trigger 16 tolls and incur a debt of R45,90 ( calculated using the Sanral online e- toll calculator). If the owner fails to pay these tolls, they are liable for a fine of R4 000.