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More South Africans register e-tags

By admin
08 January 2014

More than 330 000 e-tags have been taken up by road users in Gauteng since the launch of e-tolling in the province, according to the South African National Road Agency (Sanral).

More than 330 000 e-tags have been taken up by road users in Gauteng since the launch of e-tolling in the province, according to the South African National Road Agency (Sanral).

“To date 963 420 tags have already been taken up and we are fast approaching the 1 million mark,” Sanral head of communications Vusi Mona said.

“This means that there has been an increase of over 300 000 tags taken up since toll commencement on December 3.”

At the commencement of e-tolling Transport Minister Dipuo Peters announced that 660 000 had been committed.

On December 11 the official number of e-tags taken up was 890 388 VLN/e-tags, meaning that a further 73 032 e-tags have been acquired in the last three weeks.

“We thank those Gauteng motorists and businesses that are complying in spite of voices seeking to discourage them,” said Mona.

Mona added that the increase in the uptake of e-tags was an indication that motorists are prepared to cooperate with Sanral.

“Motorists have realised the value of acquiring an e-tag," said Mona.

"Of course, there are those who have chosen not to get an e-tag. It’s their right to forego the discounts and conveniences offered by this option."

He said Sanral would, however, like to emphasise that paying for the e-roads is not an option for those who use them.

"We would like to encourage all motorists, who use the Gauteng highway e-tolled network, to comply and pay their e-toll bills within the 7 days grace period,” Mona said.

Those who pay within the 7 days grace period will not get notices from the agency reminding them about their overdue e-toll bills, he said.

-News24