Johannesburg - The SA National Roads Association Limited
(Sanral) is attempting to legally force motorists to buy an e-tag or have their
driving licences taken away, according to a report on Tuesday.
Draft changes to the National Roads Act Regulations were
submitted to a few parties late last week with a request that comment be
received within 20 days of publication, The Star newspaper reported.
If instituted, it would give "peace officers" the
power to stop cars and demand to see a driver's licence and to produce any
other tag or document they were required to have.
"By implementing e-tolling and the proposed regulations
through the Criminal Procedures Act, the government is promoting a very
aggressive approach and tense relationship with its citizens," said Wayne
Duvenage from the SA Vehicle Rental Leasing Association.
*Sanral later issued a clarification here.