Existing tag holders were the first to benefit from the rollout of the automated payment system on key toll routes. This system comes at no additional cost to motorists.
Most significantly it offers convenience as road users will not have to stop to pay at the following plazas from December 2015:
• N3 – Mariannhill toll plaza near Pinetown
• N1 North – Kranskop, Nyl, Sebetiela, Capricorn
and Baobab toll plazas
• N1 South – Verkeerdevlei, Vaal and Grasmere
• N17 linking Gauteng with Swaziland through
Mpumalanga – Leandra Trichardt and Ermelo
• N2 South – Oribi toll plaza
• N17 – Dalpark & Gosforth toll plazas.
The difference between this system and open road tolling of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) is that on the GFIP network vehicles pass under overhead gantries on the freeway and the tolls fees are automatically deducted. With automated electronic payment motorists will still have to pass through the existing toll plazas but choose the dedicated lanes with equipment to recognise the electronic tags in the vehicle.
This system has the following benefits:
– it will cut down on travel time
– lead to improved safety and comfort on the road
– and best of all: road users need not do anything to have a smooth and easy passage through the toll plazas. They are automatically opted in. Motorists must have a positive balance in order for the boom to lift.
Look out for the sign that says TAGS ACCEPTED!