From August 1, 2022, following a new notice from the Government Office, the Ministry of Transport directs localities to implement fully automatic toll collection for all expressways. Therefore, vehicles entering the ETC toll lane without being eligible for toll collection without stopping will be penalized according to regulations.
ETC (Electronic Toll Collection) is a toll lane that applies technology to automatically identify vehicles when moving through and deduct money from the integrated account. Non-stop toll stations are located on highways allowing drivers to go straight and, money will be automatically deducted from the traffic account. The non-stop toll lane brings many benefits such as saving drivers time and labor costs for investors; on the contrary, to implement ETC toll collection, all drivers entering this lane must stick non-stop toll cards.
Suppose the driver does not stick the ETC card but moves to the dedicated lane for automatic electronic toll collection without stopping at toll booths. In that case, he will be administratively sanctioned according to Decree 100/2019/NĐ-CP amending and supplementing by Decree 123/2021/NĐ-CP. The specific fine for drivers committing the above violations is from 2,000,000 to 3,000,000 VND. In addition, drivers without a toll card automatically entering the ETC lane are also subject to an additional penalty of deprivation of the right to use a driving license for 1-3 months.
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Another case of vehicles entering the ETC toll lane with the toll card stamped without stopping but still being sanctioned for an administrative violation is the case where the vehicles have a terminal tag but do not have enough money in their account to pay fees when crossing the ETC lane. Cars with a terminal card without sufficient funds are also considered ineligible for automatic electronic toll collection such as vehicles without terminal tags. And if entering the highway, the driver on the highway will face the same penalty as the car without the terminal tag, which is a fine of between VND 2,000,000 and 3,000,000 and the suspension of his driving license from 1 to 3 months.
In conclusion, to avoid administrative penalties, from August 1, 2022, vehicles entering the ETC toll lane should pay attention to sticking the terminal card (ETC automatic toll card) following regulations. Moreover, drivers with ETC cards need to regularly check and pay toll accounts (as prescribed in Decision 19/2020/QD-TTg) at points providing ETC card stamping services; or, by bank transfer, spending money on the app or the website; paying via e-wallets MoMo, Viettelpay,... to avoid losing money unjustly.
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