South African taxpayers have more to be scared of.
Our government intends replacing the Road Accident Fund with the Road Accident Benefit Scheme – warning signs are flashing.
Despite the system already failing due to maladministration, the workload on the system will be radically increased. The intention is to make more offices and more employee posts, further bloating a government work force already criticised for being too large to be sustainable.
Furthermore, payouts to the injured will be reduced.
No claims will be allowed to be made the first 60 days and if no administrator responds within 180 days, the claimant is expected to accept that as proof of no payout. You can appeal… but to the same administrator.
The government will also tell you what doctors you can use.
By far worst, if you’re critical of South Africa’s leaders, or rather their inability to lead, is that the R1.56 drivers are being taxed per litre of petrol will no longer go into the accident fund but into the general coffers of the government.
A cynic would think that a bankrupt government is seeking new ways to slice flesh off the taxpayer.
Read more at ‘Why We should Fear Accident Road Fund Bill’.
Listen to lawyers being interviewed about RABS on the Gareth Cliff show.