A video has surfaced on social media of a Land Rover using a craft trick to outsmart the e-toll system. Reports have circulated of the years of these devices which can hide a number plate and cost less than R2000.
A private investigator, Warren Lamont of Intelligence Bureau SA, revealed that: “I caught a guy with one and he said that every time he goes through a gantry he uses it. He uses it to get away from the gantries and keep incognito.”
Briefly.co.za learned that using such a device contravenes the Road Traffic Act, defeating the ends of justice and could possibly result in your vehicle being impounded according to the citizen.co.za.
Johannesburg Metro Police spokeswoman Edna Mamonyane said that if caught with such a device a person might face charges, fined and imprisoned.
The video shows the number plate of the Land Rover 'blinking' off as it passes under an e-toll gantry.
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