No motorist should be stopped for not having e-tag – Sanral

2014-05-19 16:23

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Having an e-tag is optional and road users have not been stopped by police for not having one, the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has said.

“Sanral is not working with the Joburg Metro Police Department (JPMD) to check whether road users are e-tagged or not,” Sanral spokesperson Vusi Mona said today.

“In fact, acquiring an e-tag is optional and no road user should be stopped for having no e-tag.”

Mona was reacting to motorists who phoned a radio station and claimed they had been stopped by police at the weekend to check if they had e-tags.

“We categorically deny that there is any partnership with the JMPD on this,” he said.

“No vehicles on any road are being checked to see whether they are e-tag registered. Sanral urges any road user who has been stopped purportedly to check if they have an e-tag to contact Sanral.”

E-tags are for electronic tolling in Gauteng, which became effective in December.

Mona did not say which radio station motorists had phoned.

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