Continuing with their drive against tinted glasses, the Delhi traffic police on Monday went a step further and challaned police vehicles for flouting norms.
Two police vehicles — both parked in police headquarters premises — have been challaned and issued notices to remove the dark films within 72 hours.
Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (traffic), said: "We have challanned both the vehicles and also issued notices to them. We will also keep a strict vigil on private vehicles owned by police officers and will not spare any violators." In the next phase, he said, government vehicles will also be targeted.
Failing to stop motorists from using tinted glasses by just slapping penalties, traffic police resorted to impounding important travel documents to ensure that everyone follows the norm.
Under the drive, defaulters are not just fined but issued a notice to remove the tinted glasses. The police also impound driving licence and registration papers, which are later returned to the owner only when the vehicle with “correction” is taken to the area’s traffic office within 72 hours.
“In a span of five days, we have issued challans to as many as 2,077 vehicles of which 1,356 were found to be fitted with tinted glasses. Of them, drivers/ owners of 573 vehicles removed the dark films on the spot, while 1,050 were issued notices. A total of 714 vehicles were found with defective number plates and seven fitted with pressure horns. They too were issued challans,” said Garg.
Meanwhile, the traffic police have also started prosecuting police vehicles that used Delhi police logo or DP symbol in the registration number plates of their vehicles and slapped them with a fine of R2,000 for violation of registration certificate under Section 39 of the Motor Vehicles Act.