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Your UI maybe faulty letter - come and waste time at inspec

Postby offshoreoildude » Thu, 03 Jan 2013 1:05 pm

I got the nasty letter from LTA saying something like "Your UI indicated an error at an ERP - come and waste a day getting it inspected". No indication of penalty if I don't comply....

What happens if I ignore it? I know my UI is not faulty.... I was struggling to insert the cash card - turn a corner one handed and ride on my bike in the rain when I went underneath the barrier so I suspect it threw an error code....
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Postby taxico » Fri, 04 Jan 2013 12:23 am

if it's not because of a non-deduction under a gantry, i'd throw it out and have it checked during your next inspection.

unfortunately when i've owned bikes and gotten that letter, it is usually after i write in to tell them my erp unit is faulty and no money was deducted despite my card being inserted.

it's not that long... about 15-20 minutes IIRC.

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Postby offshoreoildude » Thu, 10 Jan 2013 4:07 pm

taxico wrote:if it's not because of a non-deduction under a gantry, i'd throw it out and have it checked during your next inspection.

unfortunately when i've owned bikes and gotten that letter, it is usually after i write in to tell them my erp unit is faulty and no money was deducted despite my card being inserted.

it's not that long... about 15-20 minutes IIRC.


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Postby offshoreoildude » Wed, 23 Jan 2013 9:41 pm

Well... I got a nasty letter threatening a $500 fine so I went in and had it checked. They say it's ok but I know it's not.
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Postby PrimroseHill » Tue, 23 Apr 2013 1:52 pm

I forgot to insert the card back into the IU unit after topping up at 7Eleven last week for 3days, what is going to happen?

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 23 Apr 2013 2:14 pm

PrimroseHill wrote:I forgot to insert the card back into the IU unit after topping up at 7Eleven last week for 3days, what is going to happen?


Did you go through ERP gantries? You obviously didn't try to park anywhere.

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 23 Apr 2013 2:14 pm

PrimroseHill wrote:I forgot to insert the card back into the IU unit after topping up at 7Eleven last week for 3days, what is going to happen?


If you have not been driving through ERP gantry or use any electronic car park system, you should be fine. The IU will make three long beeps if you go through ERP gantry without the card inside or without sufficient value.

When that happens, LTA will send you a letter within few working days.

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 23 Apr 2013 2:17 pm

ERP VIOLATIONS
When you pass through an operational ERP gantry without a properly inserted CashCard in the IU, or one with insufficient monetary value in the CashCard, you will receive a letter within a few days of the violation. You must pay the ERP charge plus an administrative fee of S$10 within two weeks from the date of the letter. The administrative fee is reduced to $8 if payment is made electronically via the following channels:


http://www.lta.gov.sg/content/ltaweb/en ... g-erp.html

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Postby PrimroseHill » Wed, 24 Apr 2013 1:26 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
PrimroseHill wrote:I forgot to insert the card back into the IU unit after topping up at 7Eleven last week for 3days, what is going to happen?


Did you go through ERP gantries? You obviously didn't try to park anywhere.

Strangely, haven't noticed the beeps. The cashcard was in my wallet. Yes, did park at work where I have monthly parking

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Postby katbh » Tue, 20 Aug 2013 11:15 am

Usually if you go through without card you just get a notice to pay the ERP amount + $10.
However the other letter usually means that yes it is faulty as the gantry could not detect your unit. This happened to us when the tape holding our unit up got far too hot and melted. We got the notice. I called them up, explained that what had happened and that it now had been fixed. They said they would make a note and that there was no need to come in for inspection. and I heard nothing further.

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Postby katbh » Fri, 20 Sep 2013 3:12 pm

Just realised, that I have had my Cashcard stolen from my car four times in the last year. Yes, and I know I should be more vigilant about the locking of my car but the locks do not always work well on old vans. And twice I was standing close to the car when it happened. And no it was not in Little India or Geylang. The Places have been Katong, Changi Village (Private Carpark), St Patricks and Mountbatten. All rather respectable places.

The ten years prior to this I have only one stolen and that was by a neighbour's child who wanted to buy ice-cream.......

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Postby PNGMK » Sat, 21 Sep 2013 11:29 am

katbh wrote:Just realised, that I have had my Cashcard stolen from my car four times in the last year. Yes, and I know I should be more vigilant about the locking of my car but the locks do not always work well on old vans. And twice I was standing close to the car when it happened. And no it was not in Little India or Geylang. The Places have been Katong, Changi Village (Private Carpark), St Patricks and Mountbatten. All rather respectable places.

The ten years prior to this I have only one stolen and that was by a neighbour's child who wanted to buy ice-cream.......


You should try riding a motorbike... I lose them every week - I now only keep a tiny amount of money (usually under $2) on them. I have a bunch in my car that I rotate with my bike one so I always have a low balance one available. Bloody 7-11 won't top up for less than $5 tho.

(That's a sad story about the kid stealing yours.... I'm sure the damn things encourage petty theft).

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Postby Wd40 » Sat, 21 Sep 2013 12:21 pm

PNGMK wrote:
katbh wrote:Just realised, that I have had my Cashcard stolen from my car four times in the last year. Yes, and I know I should be more vigilant about the locking of my car but the locks do not always work well on old vans. And twice I was standing close to the car when it happened. And no it was not in Little India or Geylang. The Places have been Katong, Changi Village (Private Carpark), St Patricks and Mountbatten. All rather respectable places.

The ten years prior to this I have only one stolen and that was by a neighbour's child who wanted to buy ice-cream.......


You should try riding a motorbike... I lose them every week - I now only keep a tiny amount of money (usually under $2) on them. I have a bunch in my car that I rotate with my bike one so I always have a low balance one available. Bloody 7-11 won't top up for less than $5 tho.

(That's a sad story about the kid stealing yours.... I'm sure the damn things encourage petty theft).


Luckily, my home-office route no ERP gantries and I park at Singapore Expo for free :)

The only odd times I need to go to city on weekends and that too only in places like Orchard or Suntec City entrance, I need to pay ERP. I have this POSB everyday card that acts like a debit card, credit card, Ez Link card as well as Cash card. I use it. It will be big loss and a nuisance, if I were to lose that card though.

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 21 Sep 2013 12:27 pm

Wd40 wrote:
The only odd times I need to go to city on weekends and that too only in places like Orchard or Suntec City entrance, I need to pay ERP. I have this POSB everyday card that acts like a debit card, credit card, Ez Link card as well as Cash card. I use it. It will be big loss and a nuisance, if I were to lose that card though.


I want to say that also makes your movements easier to track but the gahmen already does that to everyone in Singapore who doesn't use cash most of the time.

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 21 Sep 2013 1:36 pm

They can track virtually everybody using the mobile network so I wouldn't put too much weight on the ERP system.


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