The ban on car’s tinted glasses is already imposed by the government from 4th May 2012. And now if any car that found boasting dark glasses will be penalized with a fee from 19th May onwards. The rule for using tinted glasses has already made clear, 70% visibility must for front and rear glasses and 50% for the side glasses.
The additional commissioner of police (Traffic), Mr. MA Saleem remarked that around 85-90% cars in the city are making use of dark tinted glasses. He said, “According to our experience being in traffic police demonstrates that in the past criminals have often used darker glasses to escape. Moreover, road accidents occur due to use of darker glasses and the visibility of traffic cops on duty too goes down.”
Also automobile manufacturers need to follow the rule issued by the government. They state that when customer buys a car, he is offered with the right density tinted glass window. But sooner or later, the vehicle owners replace the car windows with darker glasses or tint them according to requirement.
Now as per rules declared by Supreme Court, it’s compulsory for all the car owners in the country to follow the density of tinted glass. Only two cities Delhi and Mumbai are imposed by the rule. But on the contrary, the Z and Z plus security status vehicles used by chief minister and governor rank are exempted from this law enforced by the government.
Commissioner Saleem further said, “We are spreading awareness about the rule and educating people about the use of dark or tinted glasses. We did spoke to cab associations and taxi drivers associations and they have agreed to get the darker glasses removed.”