Surveillance cameras effectively help police penalize 8500 drivers.

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division has taken action against 8,939 drivers for violating traffic rules with the help of Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV) in the fiscal year 2075/76.

Action was initiated against 5, 314 drivers through traffic teams mobilized on the roads from the control room in Ranipokhari traffic office while an additional 1,997 were brought to book with the access of video through CCTV.

1,069 were slapped with fines for violations through surveillance vehicles and CCTV footage installed.

Basanta Pant, metropolitan traffic police chief and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) said that the CCTV camera was instrumental in their job to initiate action against violators

“CCTV camera have been very useful in ending the tendency of violating traffic rules in the physical absence of traffic police”, he said.

Valley Traffic Police are using CCTV camera footage to check rampant traffic violation since January 2017.

The Division has also devised other instruments such as dashboard camera, Grupo camera and body own camera to keep a check on traffic violations.

(Originally published in RSS, edited by Reporters Club Nepal)