How to use ETC system

How to use ETC system

The Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) System is a new toll system designed to enhance convenience for drivers by enabling cashless toll collection and thus mitigating congestion at expressway tollgates. Tolls are automatically collected via wireless communication between an antenna installed on the tollgate, and on-board equipment. It enables simple and speedy payment by allowing drivers to pass through tollgates without stopping to pay.

ETC card rental(324 yen/rental)

An ETC card can be rented from all office.

Please request an ETC card to rs-sapporo@st-g.co.jp

* Some of offices are not applicable for one-way ETC rental.

Payment for using expressway would be charged in your returning.

1. There are two types of ETC gates.

ETC-exclusive gate

You can pass through this gate only when ETC card is inserted properly into the ETC device. Otherwise, the gate bar will not open.

*Please drive at no more than 20 km/h.

ETC/general shared gate

Both cars equipped and non-equipped with ETC card can pass through this gate. Please exercise caution when passing through this gate as the car in front may be a car non-equipped with ETC card and have to stop to pay the toll. Overtaking stationary cars in the ETC gate is prohibited.

2. Cases the ETC system is unavailable

● If ETC gate is unavailable

Please take a ticket at the entrance and hand over both the ticket and your ETC card to the operator at the general gate at the exit.
(ETC gates will not open at the exit.)

Entrance Exit
● If ETC gate is unavailable at the exit

Hand over your ETC card to the operator at the general gate.

Entrance Exit
● If you picked up a ticket at the entrance

Hand over both the ticket and your ETC card to the operator at the general gate at the exit.

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