Published On : Tue, Apr 8th, 2014

722 booked for driving with black film on four-wheelers; New traffic DCP continues check

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Nagpur News.

The four-wheeler owners having tinted glasses covered by solar and other dark or black films have been finding themselves on slippery streets. The Traffic police have launched an intense drive against the four-wheeler owners who have still not removed the solar and black films from their vehicles despite firm directives from the new Traffic Chief DCP Ashok Tangde. The action is being taken in accordance with the Supreme Court orders in this respect.

Despite busy in bandobast in view of VIP and VVIP visits to the city for Lok Sabha poll campaigning, the traffic policemen undertook a drive against four-wheeler owners from April 3 to April 6 and have booked 772 vehicle owners under Section 100(2) of Central Motor Vehicles Act 1989. The traffic cops removed solar and black films from glasses of the vehicles. The drive will continue in coming days also with heavy deployment of traffic police officials and personnel, a press release issued here by Nagpur Police said.

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It may be recalled that DCP Ashok Tangde, had after taking charge of Traffic Department on April 1, had ordered his men to firmly act against the four-wheeler owners who have still not removed the tinted glasses covered by Solar and other Dark or Black films. Nagpur Today had on April 4 flashed a report in this regard titled – DCP Traffic, Tangde keeps his word, acts tough on 4-wheelers with tinted glasses, 193 booked.

DCP Tangde had made his priorities very clear in equally clear words to streamline the chaotic and hazardous city traffic. 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.