Licence disc cannot be withheld because of e-tolls

By Staff Writer
Regulation 32A came into effect on 1 November, which relates to the issuing of renewed licence discs.
 
With the implementation of this regulation came concerns that outstanding e-toll fees could result in your licence disc not being renewed. Justmoney previously looked at when your licence disc renewal can be denied, and it was evident that outstanding e-toll fees was not included in the list. The Automobile Association (AA) of South Africa has come out emphasising that this is still the case.
 
“Regulation 32A of the National Road Traffic Regulations requires all persons to provide proof of residence to acquire a license disc. The Department of Transport says the purpose of this regulation, which provides for the verification of address particulars on the eNaTIS system, is to ensure all people registered on the system “promptly and timeously receive their vehicle and driving licence renewal notices and any other road traffic related communique”,” revealed the AA.
 
“We would further like to point out that while there is a requirement for proof of residence, the new regulation cannot be used to withhold a license disc for outstanding e-toll fees,” stressed the AA.
 
“Regulations 25(7) and 59(2) of the National Road Traffic Act do not make provision for the withholding of licence discs for outstanding e-toll fees. Legislation that enables this action has not yet been gazetted,” added the AA.
 
Drivers with outstanding e-toll fees are also now eligible for a 60% discount on the outstanding amount owed.
 
For more information on when your licence disc can be denied, click here.

Recent Articles

Featured Does your business have cyber insurance? Here’s why it should

Imagine your business falls victim to a data breach today. All your clients, who trusted you with their personal information, are now at risk. This is a horrible reality that many businesses have to face nowadays. But did you know that you can get insurance to protect you from this?

Should you strive for an excellent credit score?

We often hear from financial experts that we should improve our credit score because it puts us in good stead with the credit providers – and it really does. When you have a good credit score, you’ll be in a favourable position to borrow, and, you stand a good chance of paying lower interest rates. 

What are the benefits of living in a “Zoom Town”?

With many careers moving online, work-from-home employees have realised they can live in smaller suburbs or towns at a lower cost and enjoy the benefits of a slower lifestyle, while keeping their jobs.

You can’t cash cheques anymore in South Africa – we find out why

In November 2020, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) announced that cheques would be discontinued from 1 January 2021. But what guided this decision? We have a look at what the pitfalls have been of using cheques, and the consequences of removing them from the payment system.

Deals

Davinci Hotel Valentine’s High Tea Special

Price: From R355 per person
When: 14 February 2021
Where: Johannesburg

The Hyde Hotel Dinner Voucher Special

Price: R455
When: Daily
Where: Cape Town

Zimbali Free Nights Special

Price: From R3800
When: Until 28 February 2021
Where: KZN


Latest Guide

Guide to debt rehabilitation solutions