Almaty drivers fined 1 billion tenge in 2 months 18 февраля 2013, 10:03
Control post. Photo by Roza Yessenkulova©
Over 98 thousand violations of traffic rules were registered and 95 thousand tickets worth over 1 billion tenge ($6.7 million) were issued in Almaty since December 2012, STV channel reports.
According to Road Police Department, the video surveillance cameras register up to 2 thousand traffic rules violations daily. The most frequent violation is speeding. The law-enforcement authorities fined the drivers 98 million tenge ($653 thousand) starting from January 1, 2013.
The TV channel mentioned that an automated system called Traffic Safety was launched in Almaty on December 14, 2012. The system includes 25 package surveillance posts monitoring the car flow, car speed and road-crossing safety. The plan is to bring the number of such posts to 107 by the end of the year.
The record speeding registered in Almaty was 153 km/h and the highest number of tickets issued for one car owner made 4-5 tickets.