The company that manages e-tolls on behalf of Sanral believes writing off the debt will bring delinquent Gauteng road users on board, according to a Centurion Rekord report.

Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) has proposed writing off part of the debt for each year of compliance until all historical debt is forgiven.

‘This would essentially mean that for every year of compliance, Sanral would write off 20% of historical debt,’ it said in a statement.

‘After five years a newly compliant road user would be debt-free. The company believes that the future of e-tolls lies in providing Gauteng drivers with an affordable way of paying back debt with a quid pro quo option for compliant road users.’

ETC and Sanral are also considering rewarding existing and compliant e-toll payers with a reduction in future rates ‘for their ongoing support’.

Full Centurion Rekord report