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Sanral getting tough on e-tags

2012-04-03 10:38

Johannesburg - The SA National Roads Association Ltd is attempting to legally force motorists to buy an e-tag or see their driving licence confiscated, according to a report on Tuesday.

Draft changes to the National Roads Act Regulations were submitted to a few parties late last week with a request that comment be received within 20 days of publication, The Star newspaper reported.

'AGGRESSIVE APPROACH'

If instituted, it would give "peace officers" the power to stop cars and demand to see a driving licence and to produce any other tag or document they were required to have.

Wayne Duvenage from the SA Vehicle Rental Leasing Association said: "By implementing e-tolling and the proposed regulations through the Criminal Procedures Act, the government is promoting a very aggressive approach and tense relationship with its citizens.”

SAPA

Comments
  • Martin - 2012-04-03 11:30

    Thieving prats....It'll be a cold day in hell before I bow to this fascist thuggery...

  • raath - 2012-04-03 11:35

    As long as we have a choice between getting an e-tag or being billed, they can't force us to get a tag. If there are alternative methods of paying tolls they can't force you to get a particular one.

  • Daniel - 2012-04-03 13:24

    It's simple, this is a democracy not a dictatorship, and SANRAL can stick it! We need to stick together EVERY ONE OF US AND FIGHT not just the E-Tolling, but all the constant political pickpocketing that seems to be in fashion of late!

  • Gareth - 2012-04-03 14:03

    We need a new government NOW!!! The ANC is bleeding SA dry, and the silly fools who continue to vote them in are suffering the most!!! Lets stand together and change SA for the better - we can do it!

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