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Mefiante (October 17, 2013, 17:11:43 PM):
BTW, I think SANRAL and the transport ministry’s talking heads are quite deliberately overstating how many people have already bought e-tags as a ploy to get more people to follow suit.
It seems that OUTA’s Wayne Duvenage agrees with my assessment (or at least the first part of it), as suggested by the dodgy stats that those same talking heads have published.

But even if the figure of 600,000 that’s currently on the table is reasonably accurate, it’s still a far cry from the 90%+ buy-in they will need from Gauteng motorists to make the thing work as planned. By my reckoning, they’ll need to sell at least another 2.5 million e-tags before year’s end to make their go-live projections. Somehow, I don’t see that happening, especially with the great furore that still surrounds the matter.

'Luthon64
BoogieMonster (October 22, 2013, 09:40:47 AM):
Sanral CEO outlines the non-payment process

Still sounds completely unimplementable to me, given mass non-compliance.
Mefiante (November 20, 2013, 19:12:55 PM):
With this outrage scheduled to go live on 3 December, here’s a suggestion: Remount your rear number plate upside-down (and leave your e-tag at home if you’ve bought one). The OCR system won’t know what to do with the number plate and you’ll still look legitimate from a distance.

'Luthon64
Tweefo (November 21, 2013, 07:55:56 AM):
You sure it's going to be the back plate? It would be a simple matter to hinge the plate, to fold down when pulled by a string, and then a spring can pull it back up after. To work both plates would be a bit more difficult unless one can put an electrical motor on. Problem is to remember to do it at every gantry gate. I will put my, not engineering but scheming, mind to work on this very important matter. The nation, or more precisely, my wallet depends on it.
st0nes (November 21, 2013, 08:00:39 AM):
You sure it's going to be the back plate? It would be a simple matter to hinge the plate, to fold down when pulled by a string, and then a spring can pull it back up after. To work both plates would be a bit more difficult unless one can put an electrical motor on. Problem is to remember to do it at every gantry gate. I will put my, not engineering but scheming, mind to work on this very important matter. The nation, or more precisely, my wallet depends on it.
In one of the older movies (Goldfinger?) James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 had triangular cross_section plates that could be rotated at the press of a button, thus offering three different choices of number. It also had .50 machine guns and missile launchers fitted for the cases where the number plate ruse didn't work.

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