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Offline Boes-man

Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2013, 03:49:40 pm »
Toll gates are managed NOT by Government...... but a company that pay a levy to Gov.
Now in this same token SAPS and Metro cannot give you a fine for jumping a toll gate and cost implications to sue you for R7.50 is just not viable.... Hence you might never be charged.
Spoke to a few of these peeps TOLL Management companies and they told me to my face should we like to jump a toll gate we must know that should you trip the reader and the car behind you are stuck they have to pay again....... and or this screw up the salary of the attendant working in the booth.

Simple request from them was that should we decide to do so please do this on the far left lane between the Abnormal/manual gate and the 1st pay boom..

Pay some skip some.

Should there be a discounted rate for bikers I'll put in extra effort to always stop and pay.
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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2013, 03:50:17 pm »
I recently went on a trip to durban. I took back roads down but on the way back i paid all tolls on th N3 with my card as it was easy and quick.

i think as a road user it is the right thing to do. anything else is theft. IMO

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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2013, 03:51:58 pm »
WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU GUYS DOING ON TOLL-ROADS WITH DUAL PURPOSE BIKES ?  :eek7: :eek7:
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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2013, 03:53:10 pm »
.... and e-tolls?  :peepwall:

no numberplate or e-tag.

reminds me of another classic.
one day i'm cruising home down the william nicol in peak hour traffic.
i lane split all the way to the front,  and stop next to a metro police car.
normally they don't bother about the no plate thing - too much hassle to get out the car,  
but that day he says: no number plate,  pull over and get your fine.
cool says i,  light goes green,  and i merrily lane split all the way home.
tee hee!!!
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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2013, 03:54:41 pm »

Simple request from them was that should we decide to do so please do this on the far left lane between the Abnormal/manual gate and the 1st pay boom..


Be very carefull as there is often a chain stretched across this area.

On a related subject, has anyone themselves, or even heard of anyone who has been prosecuted in any way ?
 

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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2013, 03:58:26 pm »
I allways slow down at the "Stop & Go " signs.
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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2013, 03:59:07 pm »
.... and e-tolls?  :peepwall:

no numberplate or e-tag.

reminds me of another classic.
one day i'm cruising home down the william nicol in peak hour traffic.
i lane split all the way to the front,  and stop next to a metro police car.
normally they don't bother about the no plate thing - too much hassle to get out the car,  
but that day he says: no number plate,  pull over and get your fine.
cool says i,  light goes green,  and i merrily lane split all the way home.
tee hee!!!
goes to show: you cannot send a monkey to catch a fox...

 ::) you are busy opening yourself to TERRIBLE VERBAL ABUSE from our more conservative law abiding members  :deal: :sip: :lol8: :lol8:
 

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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2013, 03:59:54 pm »
On a related subject, has anyone themselves, or even heard of anyone who has been prosecuted in any way ?

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think he got a letter of demand or something.
should have left his numberplate at home....
 

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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2013, 04:08:01 pm »
.... and e-tolls?  :peepwall:

no numberplate or e-tag.

reminds me of another classic.
one day i'm cruising home down the william nicol in peak hour traffic.
i lane split all the way to the front,  and stop next to a metro police car.
normally they don't bother about the no plate thing - too much hassle to get out the car,  
but that day he says: no number plate,  pull over and get your fine.
cool says i,  light goes green,  and i merrily lane split all the way home.
tee hee!!!
goes to show: you cannot send a monkey to catch a fox...

 ::) you are busy opening yourself to TERRIBLE VERBAL ABUSE from our more conservative law abiding members  :deal: :sip: :lol8: :lol8:

Might be so...but it makes good reading  :imaposer:
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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2013, 04:11:26 pm »
There is only one tollgate I ever really go through, the one before Huguenots tunnel.

I have never used it while on a bike. Why would you go through a dark, exhaust fume filled headache inducing tunnel when there is a awesome mountain pass to ride for free?


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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2013, 04:13:59 pm »
There is only one tollgate I ever really go through, the one before Huguenots tunnel.

I have never used it while on a bike. Why would you go through a dark, exhaust fume filled headache inducing tunnel when there is a awesome mountain pass to ride for free?


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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2013, 04:16:28 pm »
I have never done it but I was told that this is the way to do it.
As you approach the tollgate slow down to make sure there is a car in front of you. Stop close behind him on the right as if you are preparing to get your wallet out. When he has paid and pulls away you do the same right on his arse. If you are close enough to the car the system will read your bike as a trailer and the alarm wont even go off. >:D
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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2013, 04:53:49 pm »
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Roll Eyes you are busy opening yourself to TERRIBLE VERBAL ABUSE from our more conservative law abiding members  deal sip lol8 lol8


Dis niks , jy moet hoor waste vieslike goed skee die Tol Operators vir n mens .
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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2013, 04:59:55 pm »
on my bike i skeit em , never pay.

in my car i skeit em to sometimes.....

case in point , on sunday coming back from limpopo there are some roadworks going on , the delay cost me 30 minutes of my life, toll roads are billed bacause they are supposed to save you time , clearly in this case it did not so i skieted it in my car... to hell with having to pay for a shoddy service......makes my blood boil...the CPA is quite clear on shoddy service/products
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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2013, 05:14:00 pm »
Couple of months ago, a friend of mine was on the N3 going towards Durban from Jhb.
The group of them, think 4 bikes shot the toll gate at Hiedleburg.
Just down the road the police had a road block up and stopped them all.
This happened on a Friday, they almost got locked up for the weekend!
It took a hell of a lot of explaining and they eventually got let off.
After that story, I either avoid the toll roads or pay.
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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2013, 05:58:34 pm »
Here in Peru, bikes don't pay toll. They even have a slip-lane just wide enough for bikes to pass.  :biggrin: . Back home I normal tried to "vermy" the toll roads  :ricky:
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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2013, 06:58:33 pm »
I pay.


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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2013, 07:08:58 pm »
I always try to skip when it is safe. No need to pay for 2 bikes the same price as 2 4x4 d/c with double axle caravans. I stopped to pay once on the way from Nelspruit to JHB. The asshole behind me started hooting and shouting because I battled to remove my garage card from my wallet with my gloves still on. I parked the bike, got off, told him what I thought of him, nearly gave him a PK, got back onto the bike and still drove through without paying. Thanks to the lady in the fishtank, she opened the boom because she thought the bakkie driver was a Hentie as well.
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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #38 on: March 19, 2013, 07:20:43 pm »
i hope the pro toll payer (not that i am one , or not) , also pay freely when a farting Tax is introduced
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« Reply #39 on: March 19, 2013, 07:49:28 pm »
I pay skipping has never actually entered my mind.  Each to their own,  I'm not judging anyone but I feel that if i can afford it ill pay.  I've also only ever paid a bike rate at toll gates. thats me I like order and perhaps when I hit a toll I'm usually on a trip and happy about it.  :ricky:
I guess if I lived on a toll road I might think about it if it was affecting my passage daily.
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