July 21, 2017
According to a statement released by the Kathmandu Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD), 639,611 vehicle owners were penalized in the fiscal year 2016/17 for traffic rule violations. The violations fall into various categories which include haphazard parking, driving under influence (DUI), lane violation, non-compliance with the rule on horn ban and speeding through the zebra crossings.
There were 31,533 violators of lane discipline while haphazard parking accounted for 29,080 cases. 28,896 drivers were booked for DUI and 9,663 drivers were fined for unnecessary horn honking.
MTPD had taken legal action against 548,770 erring drivers last year.