The AA’s main con­cerns

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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.

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