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Offline Sparticus

Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #40 on: March 19, 2013, 10:40:36 pm »
I skip them all. However, a recent trip on the N3 to KZN with the cage had me questioning myself whether I would pay to ride that highway by bike. Yes I would . Just once. Its the best road in SA and the views are great.






















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Offline Sláinte Mhaith

Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #41 on: March 19, 2013, 11:01:22 pm »
He was just a kid so I just told next time I will hand his ass to him.

Were you playing toll gate police?  ??? ::)

Woman in front of me going through the Bakwena e-tag only lane thought I was trying to skip and slowed down to prevent me from getting through. Not expecting a car to slow down straight after the boom I almost went into the back of her car.  Why do some people feel the urge to police toll gates on behalf of the owning company?

PITA when the e-tag malfuntions and you have to stop because the boom does not open. With the bike it is easy to ride around the boom then.
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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #42 on: March 20, 2013, 04:37:28 am »
I choose to use a toll road, I pay. Not always happy but still pay.

 0n the bike it is never a easy or quick transaction  :pot:

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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #43 on: March 20, 2013, 07:06:59 am »
There are toll gates, mmmm I must look out for them !
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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #44 on: March 20, 2013, 07:42:41 am »
there's another classic one i use.
man,  it get laughs!!!
stop in the que,  and chill.
check out who's behind you in the que.
wave and smile,  and give them the thumbs up.
when you get to the window,  you be polite,  and ask how she's doing.
then turn around,  and wave and thumbs up to your new friends behind you.
then explain to the lady in the booth that your wife/mate/parents will pay for you,  as your wallet is in your bag in the car.
give your new mates another thumbs up and wave.
drive away laughing hysterically in your helmet!!!!!
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I cant see this always working, some tolls they wont let you pay for somone else, or maybe Ganjora has been through there before
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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #45 on: March 20, 2013, 07:47:07 am »
.... 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...

Careful with this one, I have read reports of Metro monitoring bikes on their bikes, so you not gonna get away with no plate for long.
Just last week a colleague of mine was pulled over in peak highway traffic, Pulled over to the middle island (Safety first of course  ::)) and kept there for 15 minutes havign a full check done on his bike, he had a plate
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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #46 on: March 20, 2013, 07:49:28 am »
I pay, cause it is the right thing to do to maintain the road, BUT

The one outside Marico, R71,00 per bike for an crap road. Never again. That one I got a tip off on getting past on gravel.

Cost me R142 to get me and swambo through, even after she hit a pothole on their road, causing a smiley I have to pay to get fixed.
 

Offline Sláinte Mhaith

Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #47 on: March 20, 2013, 07:52:11 am »
That one I got a tip off on getting past on gravel.

Share please.

The farmers used to have a road past the toll gate but it has been discontinued since they received concession.
 

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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #48 on: March 20, 2013, 08:00:58 am »
I never pay toll. I pay enough for road maintenance through fuel levies and taxes. I have no control over the fact that our government choose to use this money to enrich themselves. I do not see why I have to pay twice for a service which is not delivered properly.
 

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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #49 on: March 20, 2013, 08:03:39 am »
That one I got a tip off on getting past on gravel.

Share please.

The farmers used to have a road past the toll gate but it has been discontinued since they received concession.

Will get the details and post here. Was discussed at the Marico braai, and we used another route home so did not ride it yet.
 

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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #50 on: March 20, 2013, 08:08:40 am »
You ride - You pay
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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #51 on: March 20, 2013, 08:15:35 am »
I pay enough for road maintenance through fuel levies and taxes. I have no control over the fact that our government choose to use this money to enrich themselves. I do not see why I have to pay twice for a service which is not delivered properly.

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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #52 on: March 20, 2013, 08:17:16 am »
You ride - You pay
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Yes, taxes, petrol, levies all over the place.  And look at the state of the roads!  I will NEVER pay e-toll and I'm going to make a point of not paying normal toll when I'm on the bike.  But I'd rather not use those toll routes in the first place.
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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #53 on: March 20, 2013, 08:20:24 am »
there's another classic one i use.
man,  it get laughs!!!
stop in the que,  and chill.
check out who's behind you in the que.
wave and smile,  and give them the thumbs up.
when you get to the window,  you be polite,  and ask how she's doing.
then turn around,  and wave and thumbs up to your new friends behind you.
then explain to the lady in the booth that your wife/mate/parents will pay for you,  as your wallet is in your bag in the car.
give your new mates another thumbs up and wave.
drive away laughing hysterically in your helmet!!!!!
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that just nasty!   :lol8:
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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #54 on: March 20, 2013, 08:28:03 am »
"Give to Ceasar that which belongs to Ceasar" - whether it be taxes or boom-toll.............  it's only money and your conscience will be 100% clean and you'll sleep at night!   :thumleft:
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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #55 on: March 20, 2013, 08:31:33 am »
"Give to Ceasar that which belongs to Ceasar" - whether it be taxes or boom-toll.............  it's only money and your conscience will be 100% clean and you'll sleep at night!   :thumleft:

are you mad,  or have you started drinking really early this am?
we ALREADY pay ceasar,  but ceasar squanders our money,  why should reward ceasar by giving him more?
if i gave ceasar more of my already over taxed income,  my conscience would not be clean,  and i'd definitely have trouble sleeping...
 

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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #56 on: March 20, 2013, 08:42:27 am »
"Give to Ceasar that which belongs to Ceasar" - whether it be taxes or boom-toll.............  it's only money and your conscience will be 100% clean and you'll sleep at night!   :thumleft:

are you mad,  or have you started drinking really early this am?
we ALREADY pay ceasar,  but ceasar squanders our money,  why should reward ceasar by giving him more?
if i gave ceasar more of my already over taxed income,  my conscience would not be clean,  and i'd definitely have trouble sleeping...

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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #57 on: March 20, 2013, 08:49:21 am »
"Give to Ceasar that which belongs to Ceasar" - whether it be taxes or boom-toll.............  it's only money and your conscience will be 100% clean and you'll sleep at night!   :thumleft:

are you mad,  or have you started drinking really early this am?
we ALREADY pay ceasar,  but ceasar squanders our money,  why should reward ceasar by giving him more?
if i gave ceasar more of my already over taxed income,  my conscience would not be clean,  and i'd definitely have trouble sleeping...

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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #58 on: March 20, 2013, 08:52:31 am »
I Never pay them if I can avoid it, why must I pay the same as a fully loaded F250 bakkie, towing a 2 tonne caravan and a rubber duck, it's just plain wrong!
Tail gate the vehicle in front of you, it's easy to do :o And bugger the toll collector.
I was coming back from Nelspruit a couple of years ago. There is an expenxove toll near Waterval Boven, so I set myself up nicely to tailgate the Hiace in front of me.
The BMW at the front went through, the Hiace tailgated the BMW, I tailgated the Hiace and my mate behind me (also on a bike) tailgated me :biggrin:
4 for the price of one! That's value for money :thumleft: And still lighter than a fully loaded F250, caravan, boat etc.
Coming back from Durban we jumped the toll gate at Ladysmith (there is no alternate route on a road bike by the way) The women in the glass box threw her pap and stew lunch at us as we went through, now that's dedication to your job :imaposer:

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Re: Toll gate skipping
« Reply #59 on: March 20, 2013, 08:53:58 am »
I Never pay them if I can avoid it, why must I pay the same as a fully loaded F250 bakkie, towing a 2 tonne caravan and a rubber duck, it's just plain wrong!
Tail gate the vehicle in front of you, it's easy to do :o And bugger the toll collector.
I was coming back from Nelspruit a couple of years ago. There is an expenxove toll near Waterval Boven, so I set myself up nicely to tailgate the Hiace in front of me.
The BMW at the front went through, the Hiace tailgated the BMW, I tailgated the Hiace and my mate behind me (also on a bike) tailgated me :biggrin:
4 for the price of one! That's value for money :thumleft: And still lighter than a fully loaded F250, caravan, boat etc.
Coming back from Durban we jumped the toll gate at Ladysmith (there is no alternate route on a road bike by the way) The women in the glass box threw her pap and stew lunch at us as we went through, now that's dedication to your job :imaposer:



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