Johannesburg - The road traffic rules are being changed again to make it easier for authorities to catch motorists who don’t pay e-toll bills and traffic fines.
The plan is to allow traffic authorities to bill motorists for outstanding e-tolls when they renew their vehicle licences, and to make it easier for the authorities to find defaulters by looking up their details in other databases, including confidential credit records.
The proposed changes are confusing due to the endless changes in the National Road Traffic Regulations (NRTR) and apparent errors in the proposal.
The NRTR were first issued in 2000.
This is the 23rd amendment to those regulations, including one which was withdrawn.