SANRAL e-tag packages
Here at Pick n Pay, we always try to make our customers’ lives easier. That’s why we’re now offering SANRAL e-tag packages.
The South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) is currently introducing an Open Road Tolling (ORT) system in Gauteng for which tolls are collected electronically.
This allows for tolls to be charged without vehicles having to stop or slow down. In fact, no physical tollbooths have been installed. Instead, overhead gantries have been fitted with toll-collection equipment. When your vehicle passes under the gantry, this equipment recognises the e-tag or the number plate on your vehicle.
Just over a hundred Pick n Pay stores in Gauteng and the Northern Province are now selling the e-tags as road users will be charged toll fees from early 2012.
Follow three simple steps to get your e-tag package:
Buy your e-tag package at the cigarette kiosk or smartzone in your nearest Pick n Pay. The e-tag is an electronic device, which costs R49.95 and which comes pre-loaded with “drive time” that’s activated upon registration. It comes with a standard bracket that fits into most vehicles*.
Register your e-tag via www.sanral.co.za, by calling a SANRAL call centre on 0800 SANRAL (726 725) or at an e-toll customer-service outlet (in all major shopping centres and at selected off-ramps).
Attach your e-tag to the inside of your windscreen. Each time you pass under the gantry, the e-tag will beep and monies will be deducted. Once your funds are depleted, you have to top up your e-toll account with more credit.
If you opt not to use the e-tag, your car will be recognised by its number plate and a bill will be sent to you directly. The e-tag, however, is a prepaid, cheaper option as you get a discount of approximately 25%.
Pick n Pay will also be offering top-up facilities when the e-toll goes live in 2012.
* If you require a bracket for a motorcycle or truck, you need to contact the SANRAL call centre on 0800 SANRAL (726 725) or go to an e-toll customer-service outlet (in all major shopping centres and at selected off-ramps).
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