The Hyderabad city traffic police will impose a fine of Rs 500 from October 25 if owners of four-wheelers are found driving with dark films on their vehicle’s windowpanes and glasses.
From Sunday till October 24, the traffic police will take up a special drive to educate four-wheeler owners on the ban and also distribute pamphlets. The decision to ban black films on vehicles will go a long way in preventing offences, cops said.
This move comes in the wake of the Supreme Court orders prohibiting use of black films of any percentage on four-wheelers. Following the court’s order, instructions were issued to all DGPs and commissioners of police to ensure complete compliance of the judgement. Soon after the announcement, additional commissioner of police (traffic) C V Anand removed the Visual Light transmission (VLT) from his official vehicle’s windowpanes and rear and front glasses.
Talking to mediamen on Saturday, Anand said according to Central Motor Rule, 1989, safety glasses of front and rear wind screen of every motor-vehicle shall be maintained such that Visual Light Transmission (VLT) is not less than 70 per cent and side windows not less than 50 per cent.
“The Apex court said that the cases of VIPs and VVIPs who have been provided with Z and Z plus category protection, and are using black films on the vehicles for security reasons, may be considered by a committee consisting the director general of police (DGP), commissioner of police and home secretary.