ERP: Electronic Road Pricing

ERP is a pay-per-use electronic pricing system for roads. The cost of usage is deducted directly from a CashCard that is inserted into a device called a In-vehicle Unit (IU) installed in vehicles. It was first introduced in 1998 to replace the Area Licensing Scheme (ALS).

ERP violation

If you forgot to insert a CashCard or do not have enough cash value in the CashCard while driving through an ERP gantry, you have committed a violation. You will receive a letter from LTA about the violation within 2 to 3 days. You will need to pay a S$10 admin fee plus the outstanding ERP charges at any Post Office or at LTA office at Sin Ming. The admin fee is S$8 if you pay electronically by

  • One.Motoring website
  • AXS stations
  • Self-service Automated Machines (SAMs) at post offices
  • vPost
  • Automated teller machines (ATM)
  • Telephone and internet banking services

What if I don't pay?

If you don't pay the admin fee plus the outstanding charges after 14 days of receiving the Letter for Non-Payment of ERP Charge, you will receive a Notice of Traffic Offence (NTO) to compound the offence for $70. You have 28 days to pay. If you still haven't paid, you will receive a Notice to Attend Court (NTAC) to pay a court fine of $400. And if you fail to pay that, you will receive a Warrant of Arrest.

How do I cheat?

You can't! And please don't try.

See also

One.Motoring - ERP Rates
ERP FAQ: about foreign vehicles, Cashcard and IU


LTA Fines and Fees
Wikipedia - Driving in Singapore

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