Cops see red, crack down on vehicles with tinted glasses
In view of the Sultanpuri rape incident, in which the accused drove around in a car with tinted glasses, the Delhi traffic police have decided to crackdown on vehicles with tinted glasses. Subhendu Ray reports.delhi Updated: Dec 14, 2010 01:40 IST
In view of the Sultanpuri rape incident, in which the accused drove around in a car with tinted glasses, the Delhi traffic police have decided to crackdown on vehicles with tinted glasses.
On Tuesday, the traffic police will carry out a massive drive against such vehicles across the capital.
Senior traffic officials say that this time around, they will not turn a blind eye to any government vehicles or low-floor Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses fitted with tinted glasses.
"We will make sure that no vehicle with tinted glasses is spared being challaned. The drive will continue till we ensure there is no such car left in the city," said Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (traffic).
"Using tinted glasses is a violation of traffic norms and poses a threat to women's safety," added Garg.
Till recently, many low-floor DTC buses were allowed to use tinted glasses temporarily while ferrying athletes during the Commonwealth Games.
After HT reported this violation of traffic norms on October 14, the traffic department gave the DTC a strict deadline of October 31 to remove dark films.
"In the course of the drive, we will prosecute any DTC bus found plying with dark films on glasses," said Garg.