Mongolia has over 871,000 cars; 57.6 percent, or 501,000, of them are in Ulaanbaatar. According to Captain B.Zorigoo, an expert at the Transport Police Department, road traffic accidents in Mongolia resulted in financial losses of MNT 31.8 billion during the first 11 months of 2019.
In order to balance the books, the newly created, Transport Police Department – previously, it was the Traffic Police – is having to pool money from fines. Not all bad drivers pay their fines promptly: Surprisingly, there are 86 drivers who have over 100 fines and three have more than 200 fines to pay! Currently, the Transport Police Department has collected no less than MNT 50 billion from fines from bad drivers.