Install IU detectors at checkpoints

The current toll collection system at the Tuas and Woodlands checkpoints consists of antiquated card readers, which frequently malfunction or require multiple attempts before they work ("Stiffer fines for motorists who evade tolls, fees"; July 10).

To solve the problem of incomplete toll collection, why not install automatic IU (in-vehicle unit) detectors at the checkpoints?

Not only would there be no need to worry about toll evaders, but vehicles can also be processed much faster and the Land Transport Authority would have a perfect record of vehicles that crossed the checkpoint.

Foreign vehicles can be required to purchase Autopass readers, which can be like the Malaysian SmartTag readers.

These would automatically read the Autopass details and transmit them to the IU detectors.

They can also be used at electronic road pricing gantries and at carparks that use IU detectors.

Albert Loh

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 20, 2016, with the headline 'Install IU detectors at checkpoints'. Print Edition | Subscribe