South African drivers will be fined up to R500 for e-toll non-payment

South African drivers will be fined up to R500 for e-toll non-payment

The new Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Amendment Act (AARTO) laws will see Mzansi drivers fined for not paying for e-tolls. This comes after many South Africans have protested and refused to pay.

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The Democratic Alliance has released a statement in which they warn South Africans about the new Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Amendment Act (AARTO) laws.

The laws will see drivers fined up to R500 if they do not pay for the e-toll gantries they pass.

As reported on by The Citizen, many drivers have refused to pay because it is believed the money isn't being used to improve roads.

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According to The South African, up to 75% of South Africans refuse to pay for e-tolls.

Briefly.co.za gathered that this law will not only tick off motorists even more, it will likely also affect truck drivers and businesses.

DA representative Fred Nel, says:

"This law is putting businesses at risk as truck drivers working for small businesses could lose their jobs – their licences will be suspended for three years if fines are not paid."
"During the suspension period, a driver will not be allowed to renew their vehicle licence disc, driving licence card or professional driving permit."

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South African drivers will be fined up to R500 for e-toll non-payment

Part of the DA's statement. (Image Source: www.da.org.za)
Source: UGC

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