Car stores warned on black film use

From Oct 25, traffic police will begin a drive against owners of cars with tinted film glasses.

Published: 19th October 2012 10:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th October 2012 10:42 AM   |  A+A-


Ahead of the decision to conduct a special drive on enforcing the apex court’s order on ban of tinted glasses in motor vehicles from October 25, the Hyderabad traffic police on Thursday directed managements of car decor and accessories stores in the city to comply with traffic rules and regulations while decorating cars and other vehicles.

The traffic police also warned of seizure of shops and registering criminal cases against violators.

The traffic police convened a meeting with the owners of all the car decor and accessories shops in the twin cities.

Cops explained in detail the contents of the Supreme Court order and the shop owners’ role in implementing it.

Clarifying doubts raised by the shop owners, additional commissioner of police, Traffic, C V Anand said they cannot affix any external film of any visual light transmission (VLT) on the safety glasses.

The court has permitted the 50 percent and 70 percent VLT which comes with the original safety glasses of the vehicle from the Original Equipment Manufacturer(OEM).

The court issued order prohibiting the use of black films of any percentage upon the safety glasses, front and rear windscreens and side glasses of all motor vehicles in the country.

“It is learnt from a majority of car drivers/owners that you have not been guiding them correctly and are affixing black and other shades of films for the purpose of commercial gain,” Anand added.


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