PANAJI: Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho said that the number of vehicles in the State fined for using Sun control film affixed on the safety Glasses from the year 2022 till June 2023 is 1171.
“The number of vehicles in the State fined for using Sun control film affixed on the safety Glasses from the year 2022 till June 2023 is 1171,” said Godinho
He further said that the offense -Sun control film affixed on the safety Glasses is booked under section 177 (General provision for punishment of offenses) of the Motor vehicles Act, 1988 with penalty of Rs. 500/- for first offence and Rs. 1,500/- for second or subsequent offence respectively.
“The 204 number of offenders were booked during these drives for using Sun control film affixed on the safety Glasses,” he added
In 2012, the Supreme Court of India strictly banned the use of tinted films in vehicles due to several cases of crimes committed against women inside vehicles with tinted windows.
Currently, only car windows that the manufacturers have tinted are allowed.
The ban has been imposed as per the Motor Vehicles Act 1988. The act mentions that the glasses of the car, including the windscreen, should have more than 70 per cent visual light transmission. Tinted glass is not allowed in India.
The supreme court of India ruled in 2012 that tinted glasses and sun-films are not to be used in cars. The ban on dark glasses came in on account of the crimes committed inside the cars.
Many crimes were committed in which the criminals were hidden behind heavily tinted glass covers. Low visibility caused by tinted glasses is also one of the reasons to ban the glass