This article describes the Hong Kong "electronic road pricing" (ERP) which brings the old concept of road tolls into the computer age, in an effort to deter motorists from using the most congested roads at peak hours. ERP calls for every private car to be fitted with a device known as an electronic number plate which will emit a unique signal positively identifying each car. In addition, between 200 and 300 wire loops will be inset into Hong Kong roads four inches below the surface. When a car passes over the loops, they will interact with the electronic number plate, sending a signal to a contral computer which will add up the tolls. Each car owner will then receive monthly toll bills.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Southern Africa Commercial Travellers Association

    Box 828
    Cape Town,   South Africa 
  • Publication Date: 1983

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 26-28
  • Serial:
    • On the Road
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Southern Africa Commercial Travellers Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00387770
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 447
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM