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Traffic cops’ drive against tint violators to begin today

Hyderabad, October 24 : The City Traffic Police is geared up to enforce the Supreme Court orders prohibiting tint films from the safety glasses of four wheelers from Thursday.

As part of the special drive, the Hyderabad Traffic Police will not only Challan the vehicle, but also remove the Black Film affixed to the glasses. In the first few weeks of its implementation, motorists will be penalised Rs 500. However, the challan might be increased if they vehicle owners commit the offence again.

However, the tint norms are being enforced in two phases. While the common vehicles will be covered in the first phase, the vehicles being used by persons under VVIP category with Z and Z plus security will be covered as per the norms specified under the Motor Vehicle Act.

According to the Traffic police, the front and rear glasses of four-wheelers should have 70 per cent visual light transmission (VLT) and 30 per cent tint, while side glasses 50 per cent VLT and 50 per cent tint. Letters are also being sent to the General Administrative Department Secretary, High Court Registrar and Heads of Department of both State and Central Government organisations to ensure their vehicles have tint glasses as per the norms.

The Traffic Police is also planning to procure luxometers to accurately know the VLT of the tint used by the motorists.

Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) CV Anand has already warned the owners of the car accessories and car décor shops in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad of stern action if they affix any external film on safety glasses. He reminded that the Supreme Court has prohibited the use of black films of any percentage upon the safety glass, front and rear windscreens and side glasses of all Motor Vehicles in the country. Therefore, non-compliance of these orders will be the contempt of the Supreme Court, he said.

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