Published On : Sun, Apr 20th, 2014

3531 four-wheeler owners booked for black, solar glasses, registration to be suspended

tinted-glassNagpur News.

The four-wheeler owners who have still not removed dark/solar films from glasses of their vehicles continued to face crackdown from Traffic Department of Nagpur Police. Cops have launched a sustained drive against the four-wheeler owners in accordance with the directives of Supreme Court in this respect.

The day new DCP of Traffic Ashok Tangde took charge of the post, he ordered his men to act tough against the careless vehicle owners who have been found speeding on city streets with tinted glasses despite Supreme Court order. Accordingly, the Traffic cops have booked 3531 guilty vehicle owners during the drive from April 3 till today. The drive will continue in the coming days and hereafter, not only the dark/solar glasses will be removed but registration of vehicles will be suspended.  The action is being taken under Section 100(2) of Central Motor Vehicles Act. Police have appealed the four-wheeler owners to get rid of dark/solar glasses in order to avoid stringent action, a press release issue by police said.

Following are the Branch-wise cases registered from April 3:

Serial No.                                 Branch                               Cases

1)                                                East                                   441

2)                                                West                                  606

3)                                                North                                 295

4)                                                South                                1428

5)                                                Indora                               317

6)                                                MIDC                                  444

                                                                   Total:                3531

As per recent Supreme Court judgment, the use of black films of any VLT (Visual Light Transmission) percentage or any other material upon the safety glasses, windscreens (front and rear) and side glasses of all vehicles throughout India is prohibited. Even though it may have been fit by car vendor or local mechanic, it is illegal and must be removed at the earliest.