E-tolls: Criminal charges for non-compliance
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says e-tolls are fully installed and it’s all systems go.
JOHANNESBURG - Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has warned South Africans who defy the e-toll system and refuse to pay will face criminal charges.
She was speaking during a media conference at Sanral's offices in Midrand about the system which goes live on 3 December.
She says the tolls are to improve South African roads, rid them of traffic congestion and will allow emergency personnel to respond to an accident scene quicker.
Sanral has installed a traffic management system which will be monitored 24-hours a day.
The system will be managed by metro police, the police and medical officials to ensure a speedy response to accidents.
Peters says e-tolls are fully installed and it's all systems go.
Meanwhile Twitter feeds have been abuzz with the majority of the public condemning the system: