The Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) has released a step-by-step guide to deal with e-tolls roadblocks, amid continued phone calls, emails and tweets about from motorists in Gauteng.
The JPSA said that panic continues to abound amidst of ongoing rumours of “prolific, daily roadblocks” that have been set up by the Gauteng Department of Community Safety – in conjunction with The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral).
“JPSA continues to get panicked phone calls, e-mails and tweets about these roadblocks from terrified motorists – some of whom have chosen to defy the unjust and arguably, unlawful introduction of e-tolling in the limited areas of Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Tshwane,” said JPSA chairman Howard Dembovsky.
Sanral has long since denied reports that it, in conjunction with the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) are stopping motorists to check whether they are e-tagged.
The JPSA has authored a comprehensive web page dealing with this topic and offers practical advice as well as the facts surrounding these prolific roadblocks.
The web page includes practical advice and information, including “What should I do if I am stopped in one of these roadblocks?”, “Are these roadblocks legal?”, “Is it a criminal offense to have outstanding e-tolls?” and “What are the penalties for not paying e-tolls?”.
The JPSA website is available here.