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26 Nov 2013 14:38
A registered VLN user driving the same vehicle on the same stretch of road will pay R3.48 because he does not have an e-tag. (Madelene Cronje, M&G)
Non-registered motorists without e-toll accounts would end up paying nearly six times more in toll fees, according to the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) website.
Sanral says tariffs differ depending on whether motorists have both an e-toll account and an e-tag, or having an e-tag without an e-toll account.
Those without both would end up paying much more.
Motorists with e-toll accounts are registered, and those without are non-registered.
If a driver with a VW Volkswagen (Class A2) does not have an e-toll account and an e-tag, and his daily trip consists of passing the Barbet e-toll gantry on the N1 between Watermeyer and Lynnwood Road, he will have to pay R3.48, according to the website.
"However, if he does not pay within seven days of passing the Barbet e-toll gantry, he will be classified as an alternative user and would need to pay R10.44," says Sanral.
A registered e-tag user with the same vehicle, driving the exact same stretch of road will pay R1.80 if paid within a week of passing the gantry, his e-toll account is up to date, and he qualifies for the 'time of day' and 'frequent user' discount.
A registered VLN user driving the same vehicle on the same stretch of road will pay R3.48 because he does not have an e-tag.
"Because he is registered, is paying within seven days of passing the Barbet e-toll gantry, and his e-toll account is up-to-date, he qualifies for the time of day discount," said Sanral on the website.
A non-registered e-tag user will pay R3.48 with the same vehicle on the same stretch of road.
The agency said should a road user not have an e-toll account, or a day pass, the motorist can pay within a seven day grace period from the time he or she passed the gantry. – Sapa
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