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ETC of a toll station

 
 
Reply Sun 14 Oct, 2018 08:36 am
What does ETC stand for?

Electrical Traffic Cad?

Context: Here is a toll station:
https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/mw690/005wYmJegy1fw2yplyexuj30go0cidli.jpg
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 14 Oct, 2018 09:00 am
@oristarA,
You'd be better off asking the sign makers what they thought it meant. Foreign countries often mangle up English, and I think that's what's happened here. All etc means to me is etcetera, but if I was going to hazard a guess I'd say entrance as the other two thoroughfares both have red xs. EnTranCe, it's just a guess.
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oristarA
 
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Reply Sun 14 Oct, 2018 10:00 am
Thank you.

I guess it might stand for Electrical Traffic Card as other news reports appear to confirm it: Some local banks now have a business called ETC card "for the convinence of your travel (with your own car)" - With this, you drive your car through the station without stopping because the electrical device there will automatically and quickly detect your car ID and toll you.
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Reply Sun 14 Oct, 2018 07:04 pm
@oristarA,
There are no donkey carts allowed on the freeway. Donkey drivers have to go to special lanes for electronic toll collection before being directed to the underpass to Exit The Carts.

News reports indicate that many Chinese truck drivers aren't that familiar with English acronyms and think it means speed up which had led to some rather unfortunate incidents.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 14 Oct, 2018 08:35 pm
@laughoutlood,
Sneaky. Very sneaky.
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Reply Sun 14 Oct, 2018 08:55 pm
@ehBeth,
https://www.acronymfinder.com/ETC.html

First and foremost on my list.
oristarA
 
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Reply Mon 15 Oct, 2018 08:22 am
@laughoutlood,
ETC: Electronic Toll Collection - That is correct.

Thank you.
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