Enforcement of Motor Vehicle Rule to begin after sensitisation
Owners of cars, jeeps and other motor vehicles tinted films on windscreens and window panes have been asked to remove them immediately in compliance with the orders of the Supreme Court. The orders have come into force across the country with effect from May 4.
City Police will first appeal to the motorists to ensure compliance with the court directive and after sensitisation, the enforcement of Motor Vehicle Rule will begin immediately, City Police Commissioner A.K. Viswanathan said on Friday.
Mr. Viswanathan was addressing the media along with Deputy Commissioners of Police Hema Karunagaran (Law and Order) and T. Senthilkumar (Crime and Traffic).
Mr. Viswanathan said that Rule 100 (11) of the Central Motor Vehicle Rule (CMVR) banned the use of tinted films.
Light penetration levels should be 70 per cent in respect of the front and rear wind screens, while the light penetration levels on all the four window panes should be 40 per cent.
Exemption from such a rule could be given by the police at their own discretion only in respect of vehicles involved in VIP and VVIP security.
With regard to other vehicles, use of tinted films was prohibited.
Motorists found violating the CMVR provisions and the Supreme Court directive would be levied a fine of Rs. 100 for the first time and for the subsequent violations, the penalty would be Rs. 300 each.
Enforcement of the rule and levying of penalty would begin immediately after the drive.
Police while exhorting the public to remove the tinted films have also asked the Station House Officers to sensitise merchants dealing with automobile accessories to desist from marketing such films.
Automobile dealers were also being sensitised on the need to tell the automobile manufacturers to stop using tinted glasses.