With the Supreme Court banning the use of dark films on four-wheelers, the Tiruchi city traffic police have urged vehicle owners to remove the dark films with immediate effect. The vehicle users could use tinted glasses in the cars. But, there were certain norms for that too. The Visual Light Transmission (VLT) should be 70 per cent in the front and rear screens and 50 per cent on the side windows respectively.
A press release of the city traffic police issued here on Thursday said that the inside view of the cars should be clearly visible to the outsiders from both the front and rear glasses. This order will come into force from June 15 onwards in the city. Action will be initiated against the vehicles which continue to use dark films on the glasses under the Central Motor Vehicle Act. The vehicles users should desist from using dark films and the police will not only impose fine on the violators, but will also remove the dark film on its own, the release added.
The Supreme Court has banned all kinds of sun control films on cars for curbing crimes. The Supreme Court's order has come on a Public Interest Litigation complaining that the cars with black film on windowpanes were being increasingly used for crimes, including sexual assault of women.
In the aftermath of Supreme Court order, the police in the state have taken initiative to enforce the ban from last month. Police sources said cars sporting such dark films were often used for nefarious activities. It is impossible to see who is inside the vehicle if such dark screens are stuck in the front, rear and side windows of the car. Robberies, rape and other crime are committed by using such vehicles, the source said.
Such dark films also cause accidents. It is difficult to see the vehicles coming from behind through the rear mirror.
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