The Gurgaon traffic police on Monday launched a 15-day campaign to apprehend motorists, driving four-wheelers with tinted windowpanes and red/ blue beacon. The traffic police have also appealed to the public to post complaints regarding traffic violation on their Facebook page.
A total of 1,557 offenders have been fined for driving cars with tinted windowpanes so far this year. The drive will continue till December 15. The traffic police have deployed 10 teams across the city to check violators. Many people removed tinted films from their cars on Tuesday, said a police official.
“ The dri v e s tarted on Monday, but most o f the motorists were unaware of it. We not only fined the offenders, but also removed tinted films from their cars.
We had conducted a similar drive last year too,” said Vinod Kaushik, deputy commissioner of police (traffic).
In November, the traffic police had launched a crackdown on motorists, diving twowheelers without helmets.
On August 3, 2012, the Supreme Court had passed an order, prohibiting the use of tinted films on windscr een (front and r e ar) and windowpanes in all vehicles across the country.
The use of coloured films in cars was prohibited as such vehicles are also used in committing crimes.
A traffic police official said that broken or wrong number plates were often used by criminals and anti-social elements to misguide the police.
The use of tinted glasses also leads to accidents. Also, traffic policemen cannot see the person behind the wheels inside the car.
The police will also verify if a motorist is authorised to use red and blue beacon on his vehicle.