Is it law that you must purchase an e-tag?
14 January 2014
As a road user you are in no way legally obliged to purchase an eTag. If you choose not to purchase an eTag you will be billed directly by SANRAL. You will have a seven day grace period within which to pay your toll fees and you can pay with cash, by debit card or credit card, or any other acceptable payment method, such as an EFT.
If you choose not to pay your eToll invoice, you open yourself up to prosecution. If you do choose to purchase an eTag to limit your costs, it is recommended that you do not give authorization for an automatic debit order to your bank account for payment of toll fees, in order that each consumer retains control until there is clarity on the accuracy of billing, the efficiency of the system, how incorrect billing will be handled, and future increases