On Tuesday 3 December the Gauteng e-tolling system goes live – and motorists without e-tags will pay double the cost per kilometre. Love it or hate it, e-tolling is here to stay. And the government is determined to clamp down on the non-compliant.
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said, “We encourage motorists who haven’t registered to do so. Unregistered motorists will be levied almost double the cost per kilometre. You need to register in order to have access to the discounts offered by the South African National Road Agency Limited (SANRAL).”
Peters said government had made several concessions as part of efforts to minimise the financial burden on the users of the Gauteng e-tolled road network.
Tariffs have been reduced and registered public transport exempted.
“We have moved from 66 cents per kilometre to the current 30 cents for light motor vehicles for registered road users who are in possession of an e-tag.”