THE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL ROADS AGENCY LTD
03 April 2012
ROAD USERS NOT OBLIGATED TO BUY AN E-TAG
The South African Roads National Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL) would like to clarify to road users that it is not compulsory for road users to buy an e-tag for Gauteng e-tolling. Registering with an e-tag is optional.Road users are therefore not forced to buy an e-tag but are encouraged to obtain one to enjoy the cost saving benefits available to e-tag users.
The registration procedure communicated by SANRAL and stipulated on the SANRAL website states that the road users can register for Gauteng e-tolling with a South African ID or passport number, physical and postal addresses, contact details (cell phone, landline, fax number and/or email address), vehicle licence plate number, and make and model of vehicle.
Users are also not required to provide their banking details. These will only be required if the user chooses to link his or her e-tag to a payment instrument of their choice that allows for the direct payment of her or his toll fees. There are many payment options including cash or electronic funds transfer (EFT) from which the user may choose to set up the e-toll account.
Having an e-tag linked to the e-toll account is an option that is chosen by the road user. The e-tag qualifies road users to the e-tag related discounts. These include the 48 percent e-tag discount and frequent user discounts that are available only to e-tag users. The e-toll tariffs have also been capped at R550 per month for motorcycles and light motor vehicles that are registered with an e-tag.
The e-tag also offers road users protection against licence plate cloning as the e-tag cannot be cloned. The e-tag is linked to one specific vehicle and can only be used with that vehicle.
Issued by: the South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited