The announcements are done by the Supreme Court as it has banned the tinted glass in cars from today. Any kind of black films of any percentage of tints are banned by the Court except the ones that already come filmed from factory outlets or manufacturers.
Now the car owners with tinted glasses have to remove the film by today itself, whether it is within permissible limits of 70% transparency in the front and rear windows or 50% transparency on side windows. All needs to be peeled off as the ban is applicable from today, the 4th of May 2012.
Basically, according to the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, glasses of windscreen and rear windows of cars were allowed to have a visual light transmission of 70% and for side windows it was atleast 50%. But now as the court made its declaration, every type of tinted glass is banned except the ones that are manufactured and produced by the company with ‘tint’ or all ‘dark films’ irrespective of visibility level.
The apex court states, “We prohibit the use of tinted glasses or black films of any visual light transmission (VLT) percentage or any other material upon the safety glasses, windscreens (front and rear) and side glasses of all the four-wheelers throughout the nation.”
Moreover, traffic police will be on search drive to remove black films from today onwards after the Supreme Court orders are issued. As per information, 50 teams of traffic police officers will be posted across the city to catch vehicles with tinted glasses.