JPSA: Cars can be sold despite unpaid e-toll bills

The JPSA says there's no law in the country that says cars cannot be sold without e-toll bills being paid.

Gantry on N1 highway near Rivonia off-ramp. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Justice Project South Africa says there's no law in the country that says cars cannot be sold without e-toll bills being paid.

The Electronic Toll Collection Company (ETC) says it's preparing to serve summonses within the next two weeks to users who refuse to fork out.

It says it will also list vehicles with outstanding bills, meaning cars won't be able to be sold without the balance being paid.

The justice project's Howard Dembovsky, however, says this is an ominous claim.

"It's an interesting claim to be made by ETC that they were approached by the motor vehicle industry to do that, especially in light of the fact that it's human beings who drive vehicles. A vehicle can't drive itself under the gantries."