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E-tags on national roll-out

2012-11-07 15:18

JOHANNESBURG - The e-tag system will be rolled out at toll plazas in provinces other than Gauteng, Sanral said on Wednesday, November 7, 2012.

SA National Roads Agency Limited's project manager Alex van Niekerk said: "We want to use this technology at the very toll system that we... [presently] have. There is a roll-out programme within the existing programme."

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However, this did not mean that the e-tolling system would be rolled out to the rest of the country.

Transport department spokesman Tiyani Rikhotso said: "There is no decision by government as far as what happens to other provinces."

Van Niekerk said that by using e-tags, motorists would be able to proceed smoothly through toll plazas without having to stop and physically pay. This would reduce traffic congestion at toll plazas.

He said the roll-out of the e-tag system would also not necessitate the building of gantries on all the highways, as had happened in Gauteng.

Van Niekerk said 10 000 motorists were already using e-tags at the Bakwena Toll Plaza on the N4 between Gauteng and the north and north-western parts of the country.

He and Rikhotso were talking during a media tour of the Sanral operations centre in Midrand.

SAPA

Comments
  • andre.vaneeden.14 - 2012-11-07 16:18

    still wont register

      marc.rule - 2012-11-08 08:23

      Fine me........... I'll STILL NOT PAY FOR THIS CR@P.

      alan.jerrold - 2012-11-08 09:09

      Scamral - there is NO WAY that you can stop the hundreds of thousands of motorists who use the congested freeway up from Soweto to Edenvale, making them stop to pay. This will cause massive delays and ruin the productivity of SA's most active province. Are you up for this challenge? I would like to see it.

  • vino.reddy.0 - 2012-11-07 17:03

    does this also mean an increase in toll fees for those without etags...and umemployment for those currently working in toll booths

  • warwick.railton.7 - 2012-11-08 07:43

    Go shag a landmine sanral & Co. We will not get tagged you lying scumbags.

      marc.rule - 2012-11-08 08:25

      Only a landmine? They can go F_ _ _ this selves.

  • Mandy Casey - 2012-11-08 07:57

    10 000 fools

      piet.papegaai - 2012-11-08 08:44

      Mandy, I'm one of the "10000 fools" that's been using etags on the N1 North and N4 West since 2004. The Bakwena tags have nothing to do with the Gauteng e-toll system and has been a great way of skipping long queues for almost 10 years. Think before you post.

      alan.jerrold - 2012-11-08 09:12

      piet.p - there is a massive difference in traffic volumes on the highways now targeted by Scamral compared with the Bakwena route. Do you work for Scamral by the way?

  • hendrik.groenewald.52 - 2012-11-08 08:22

    The arrogance of Sanral is staggering. They act like we have no say in this matter.What other provinces are they talking about. If they think the people are just going to except this lying down they are wrong.

  • don.odendaal - 2012-11-08 08:40

    It is time for the whole country to get behind outa because this is just the begining. Once you are tagged what is to stop them putting gantrys up all over and just start charging youat whatever rate they feel like.

  • robes.spear - 2012-11-08 08:51

    Help us protest the lack of public information on e-Tolls. Voice your support at htttp://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Freedom_of_access_to_information/

      Vickers - 2012-11-09 05:59

      The link you provided is faulty. TO work you need to remove one of the t's in htttp. Just added my voice to the petition

  • adrian.snyman.16 - 2012-11-08 09:12

    10 000 motorists using them @ Bakwena ... hmmm - how many motorists use that road ? WAY more than 10000 !! So even there, the take-up is abysmal

  • JNaMolefe - 2012-11-08 11:51

    Eish...

  • lyall.chazen - 2012-11-08 15:21

    We need to be like the strikers who burned Cape vineyards and destroy the infernal gantries ourselves. Why don't we, the road users, form our own union? It seems that only through the use of wanton violence and destruction can one get one's point across in a country such as this. Petitioning is just useless.

  • sheda.habib - 2012-11-08 20:00

    Count me out. If nobody buys etag it will be too costly for the system to work.

  • Jack - 2012-11-08 21:17

    Do NOT REGISTER for e-toll. Don't pay for what is already yours. Say no to corruption and tax abuse. The bedrock of democracy is no taxation without representation. Do you know who your rep is in parliament. Have you ever spoken to him. Enough said. When the trough is empty the swine will perish....

  • Jack - 2012-11-08 21:18

    Do NOT REGISTER for e-toll. Don't pay for what is already yours. Say no to corruption and tax abuse. The bedrock of democracy is no taxation without representation. Do you know who your rep is in parliament. Have you ever spoken to him. Enough said. When the trough is empty the swine will perish....

  • arthur.christie.3 - 2012-11-08 23:31

    Take your number PLATE OFF,,,,,,

  • ayo.mkize - 2012-11-09 12:32

    Another form of government Financial enslavement to the motorist.The appetite will keep on growning.

  • sean.hearder - 2012-11-13 13:35

    Not going to happen! I would rather spend 3 more hours in my car driving somewhere than pay this corrupt government 1 more cent of my money!! E-TOLL is NOT going to happen to me. In fact my WHOLE family wil not be buying into the corrupt practices of our government enrichment programs. The onlything we will see once this takes off, because some fools WILL buy into it, is a LOT more Porsche and Merc SUVs on the road driven by thieves sponsored with YOUR money hahaha. NOW is the time black and white need to stand together - we need a regime change and it isn't going to happen while the iliterate and ignorant are allowed to vote for liars and thieves that they ony see at election time.

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