At the end of April just two percent of you had bought e-tags. Of the 2714 readers that voted, just 85 said they had bought one, 438 said not yet and 2191 vowed to never buy one.

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.