Johannesburg - Having an e-tag is optional and road users have not been stopped by police for not having one.
South African National Roads Agency Limited spokesman Vusi Mona said on Monday: “Sanral is not working with the Johannesburg metro police department to check whether road users are e-tagged or not.”
“In fact, acquiring an e-tag is optional and no road user should be stopped for having no e-tag.”
Mona was reacting to motorists who phoned a radio station and claimed they had been stopped by police at the weekend to check if they had e-tags.
“We categorically deny that there is any partnership with the JMPD on this.”
“No vehicles on any road are being checked to see whether they are e-tag registered... Sanral urges any road user who has been stopped purportedly to check if they have an e-tag to contact Sanral.”
E-tags are for electronic tolling in Gauteng, which became effective on 3 December 2013.
Mona did not say which radio station motorists called into.