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Prime Minister arms traffic regulators with automated ticket devices to increase transparency

By M.ZOLJARGAL

Starting from December 2, the traffic police will no longer issue cash fines for traffic violations.

All 400 traffic regulators in Ulaanbaatar have been armed with devices that recognize drivers’ fingerprints, electronic cards and driver’s licenses, and prints traffic tickets with fines listed, on November 30.

The devices were purchased at the cost of 1.8 billion MNT with financing from the Prime Minister’s 50 billion MNT budget.

The Prime Minister initiated the project to increase the transparency and ease of traffic regulation. The ticket devices were imported by Smart Solutions LLC, which prepared the devices for use. Now the traffic police will not have to interact with cash and the police services will set a transparent and fair standard.

The pocket sized devices provide no complications in traffic regulation duty.

Traffic police officers will be able issue fines and enter the personal profiles of drivers who violate traffic regulations by simply scanning their identification card or driver’s license with the device, or by taking their finger print. The violation records, vehicle taxes and the insurance payments of drivers will be accessible through their profile.

The fines issued through the device must be paid within 14 days, and if the violators do not pay their fine by the due date, the amount will increase. In extreme cases, the driver’s license will be terminated. The fines are payable from any commercial bank.

Each driver will be given 100 credits. Each time a violation occurs, a credit will bededucted. If a driver runs out of credit, their license will be terminated and they will be obligated to attend a driving course.

With the new device system and database, unqualified drivers who repeatedly break traffic regulations and cause traffic congestion will be easily detected and penalized. The database will also include information on driving courses and driving instructors. The central database will help enhance traffic responsibility and surveillance, according to traffic officials.

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