A Government Gazette published earlier this month, states which cars are exempt from paying e-tolls – it includes light motor vehicles adapted for use by people with disabilities.
Vehicles owned or used by qualifying non-government organisations (NGOs) or non-profit organisations (NPOs) are also exempt by Transport Minister, Dipuo Peters.
According to the Gazette, the following vehicles are exempt from paying e-tolls:
- Adapted vehicles
- Emergency medical response vehicles
- Fire-fighting vehicles
- NGO vehicles
- NPO vehicles
- Public transport vehicles
- Rescue vehicles
- Traffic officer vehicles
NGO vehicles are those vehicles owned or used by a qualifying non-government organisation (NGO) used for conveying persons with disabilities or for the purposes of health care, welfare or humanitarian purposes or education and development.
“There is a full rebate for vehicles used by persons to convey persons with disabilities‚ which includes persons who have long-term physical‚ mental, intellectual or sensory impairments and includes medical conditions such as autism‚ mental health‚ epilepsy and loss of hearing,” the South African National Roads Agency Limited said.
Source: Business Tech