Gurgaon cops crack down on tinted glasses
Following the incidents in the national capital region where vehicles with tinted glasses were used in several crimes, Gurgaon police have increased the check on such vehicles. Faizan Haider reports.delhi Updated: Dec 16, 2010 00:30 IST
Following the incidents in the national capital region where vehicles with tinted glasses were used in several crimes, Gurgaon police have increased the check on such vehicles.
In the first week of December, 57 vehicles with dark glasses were fined in Gurgaon, while the total number of challans for tinted glasses stands at 3,600 till December 10.
"This is another step we have taken for the safety of women in the city. It is easy to flee away in vehicles with tinted glasses. We will be checking every vehicles which have tinted glasses and will challan them," said a senior police officer, who did not wish to be named.
Senior traffic police officials said commuters were unaware of the law against tinted glasses, and there was a need to educate them.
"Use of dark, black or reflective glasses in vehicles is not permitted under the law. As provided in Rule 100 of Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, the glass of windscreen and rear window of motor vehicles should have a visibility of at least 70%. And the side windows should have a minimum visibility of 50%," the official said.
He said the front windscreen should have laminated safety glass, so that in the event of a crash, the pieces do not fly out.
However, because Gurgaon police lacks staff and the number of vehicles on city roads is increasing, the force has trouble in checking all vehicles.
At present, Gurgaon has roughly six lakh vehicles and equal number of vehicles enter the city from adjoining areas everyday.
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