E-tags may become compulsory

Valerion

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In order to get an e-tag you have to agree to a contract that was drawn up by SANRAL. EULA type of thing. If they make tags compulsory, can they force you into the contract? Or fine you if you are willing to accept the tag, but not the contract? Is that even legal?

Hope our resident lawyers can comment on this.
 

Jan

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Updated the article to change the quote from Wayne Duvenage to more accurately reflect a sizeable portion of his interview.

Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance chairman Wayne Duvenage was called for an interview during the segment and told PowerFM that it is problematic to look at suggestions that may have been made in the report outside of the context of the report as a whole.

Duvenage said that just as the report may be suggesting that E-tolls be made compulsory it probably also suggests that an additional fuel levy could be used to finance the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project instead of open road tolling.
 

3WA

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Slightly off topic - has anyone renewed their vehicle registration with unpaid e-toll accounts? How did it work? Did anyone check?
 

pcgig

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Slightly off topic - has anyone renewed their vehicle registration with unpaid e-toll accounts? How did it work? Did anyone check?
Yes.... Just renewed my vehicle registration without issues at the post office.
Never been tagged and will never tag!
 

qwertydudeza

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In order to get an e-tag you have to agree to a contract that was drawn up by SANRAL. EULA type of thing. If they make tags compulsory, can they force you into the contract? Or fine you if you are willing to accept the tag, but not the contract? Is that even legal?

Hope our resident lawyers can comment on this.
It is governed by the SANRAL act, there own law (which in parts dates back to before the ANC)
There falls under criminal law section, ie. it is like stealing or murder. There is no EULA for you to agree to the law
 
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Slightly off topic - has anyone renewed their vehicle registration with unpaid e-toll accounts? How did it work? Did anyone check?
Yep, no issues. They would have a huge problem if it was otherwise. I imagine that's next on their list to change.
 
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