The South African government will not prosecute motorists who haven’t paid their e-tolls.
That’s the word from Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters, who was speaking in a new promotional video published by the South African National Roads Agency Limited.
“We are appealing to their conscience,” said Peters.
She said: “Guys, we know that you say you want to know what you are paying for. Can you pay… and those who have been going to the kiosks in the malls, and going to Sanral or the ETC information centres have really been getting their information corrected.”
Sanral’s video interview with Peters is embedded below.
Withholding vehicle licence discs for non-payment of e-tolls
Although the government may not prosecute people who don’t pay e-tolls, it has stated its intention to deny licence disc renewals for vehicles with outstanding e-tolls.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa announced this along with the new dispensation for e-tolls – which included significant discounts on outstanding and future toll fees.