Traffic Police DIG Amarasiri Senarathne has ordered all vehicle stickers bearing the letters VIP or VVIP be removed with effect, police said today.
They said the police had received information about persons using vehicles with tinted glasses to transport drugs and other nefarious acts.
Legal action will be taken against those driving vehicles with labels or stickers on windscreens, the police said.
Meanwhile the Traffic Police DIG today ordered to take action according to the motor vehicles act to ban all tinted glasses covering the driver’s seat and the front seat on vehicles from today, police said.
According to the motor vehicle act, the front seats should be clearly seen through.
However, an area of 20-per cent from the top of the front windscreen could be tinted to avoid direct sunlight.
Front windscreens cannot be tinted without special permission, police said.
Comments - 35
Suq Madique Monday, 06 January 2014 11:11 AM
Is it any wonder with buffalos like you this country can never progress?
LMAO Monday, 06 January 2014 11:19 AM
the sticker is no issue at all. it the raving mad driving that is the issue. with or without the sticker these guys bulldoze their way through trafic waving down everyone with their security guys. ALSO HAS ANY VIP OR VVIP VEHICLE REMOVED THEIR TINTS IN COMPLIANCE TO THE LAW????
ANOTHER JOKE STATEMENT BY POLICE. THEY THEMSELVES NO THAT THEIR STATEMENT WILL NOT BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY. IS THEIR ANY POLICEMEN WITH THE GUTS TO ISSUE A TICKET TO A DRIVER WITH VIP/VVIP STICKER??? THEY TURN AND HIDE WHEN THEY SEE THE VEHICLES COMING...
banda Monday, 06 January 2014 11:27 AM
good news.then they will use sticker like "minister on board"
Wijesinghe Tuesday, 07 January 2014 08:41 AM
there is a Human rights 'boutique' in Colombo 3, they give VIP stickers for Rs 2000
truth Monday, 06 January 2014 12:00 AM
one nation one rule via DM Android App
manura Monday, 06 January 2014 12:00 AM
what about vip on the spot via DM Android App
helaya Tuesday, 07 January 2014 09:17 AM
WHEN VIP/VVIP DISTURBING GENERAL PUBLIC IN TRAFFIC THESE DAYS EVEN AFTER THE WAR IS OVER, SUGGEST SO CALLED VIP/VVIP TO TRAVEL IN THE TRAFFIC OBEYING ROAD RULES WITHOUT DISTURBING THE GENERAL PUBLIC WHO ULTIMATELY PAYING THE VIP/VVIP'S FUEL BILL.
Dee Monday, 06 January 2014 12:32 PM
what about those red and white number plates? same number for saloon/ SUV/ CAB/ even mini trucks. how funny this place is.
suman Tuesday, 07 January 2014 09:48 AM
At last , some thing is happening in town .
VVIP Tuesday, 07 January 2014 09:53 AM
SEE THRU, MAKE WAY........
Punny Pellow Tuesday, 07 January 2014 01:55 AM
So, are we all VIPs or VVIPs?
R.Sunthar Tuesday, 07 January 2014 02:01 AM
People are reminded of another removal Honourable?
KaluSudhaSudha Tuesday, 07 January 2014 02:06 AM
Very Impotent Person!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
neutral man Monday, 06 January 2014 01:39 PM
Sorry bro should remove it as well .. everyone is equal in the eyes of the law .. no on the spot even... LOL
de silva Monday, 06 January 2014 01:46 PM
no. MONSTER on board
Andrew Pitugala Monday, 06 January 2014 01:48 PM
Poor me !!! I was trying hard to become a VIP so that I could have the sticker on my three wheeler !!!!!
de silva Monday, 06 January 2014 01:49 PM
that's high expectations. no more in this land. That is the biggest concern.
Be Fair Monday, 06 January 2014 02:58 PM
Lets see how effectively this will be implemented......
Perumal Tuesday, 07 January 2014 07:23 AM
Just a story: A relative of mine who was a police constable stopped a luxury car which made a U turn at a place where it was prohibited, on the Galle Road. Only the driver had been in the vehicle at the time. (No VIP or VVIP labels were exhibited on the vehicle) Vehicle was allowed to to go after the driver claimed that it was the then Prime Minister's vehicle. Within a week the constable (my relative) was transferred to Ampara and there he got killed by terrorists.
Tin Monday, 06 January 2014 09:59 AM
Also stop the road madness of the ministers who travel with the motorcades at high speed. When they travel like that people not only 'bless' their parents but also the President as well.
asoka abeywardena Tuesday, 07 January 2014 03:41 AM
so when vehicles are without tinted glasses, they cannot transport drugs...Hooooooooooooooo...!!!
Fayad Tuesday, 07 January 2014 03:43 AM
News is good have to wait & see will this get properly implemented
Suq Madique Monday, 06 January 2014 10:06 AM
Lets hope Police officers who enforce this rule will not get transferred.
Suq Madique Monday, 06 January 2014 10:07 AM
Good news but what about VIP and VVIP escorts?
Exhorcist Monday, 06 January 2014 10:08 AM
What's with XXL VIP labels?
ANTON Monday, 06 January 2014 10:10 AM
VERY IDIOTIC PERSON AND VERY VERY IDIOTIC PERSON
Rajiv Monday, 06 January 2014 10:18 AM
Finally the Police has opened up their eyes as the mejority of those breaking the law is political henchment using these VVIP & VIP tags on their Vehicles. You also need to stop those displaying President's photo in their vehicles. These are the people who take the law into their own even transport all illegal substances including HERION ETHENOL except COWDUNG' .
Shitake Mushroom Tuesday, 07 January 2014 04:05 AM
smith Monday, 06 January 2014 10:23 AM
We will have KIP - kudu important person or PKIP - Prime minister approved KIP.
Just Another Citizen Tuesday, 07 January 2014 04:10 AM
How do wwant know that the so called VIP won't be carrying drugs?
Jayasekara Monday, 06 January 2014 10:28 AM
One law for everybody no exceptions
taurus Monday, 06 January 2014 10:31 AM
We are a nation with a record for what is stated is never practised. This is seen in police statements right up to buddhism.
Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 07 January 2014 08:05 AM
At the same time why not eliminate the VIPs themselves who deal in drug business.69
OMG Monday, 06 January 2014 10:49 AM
They are to be replaced with VVVIP stickers
ANTON Monday, 06 January 2014 11:07 AM
NOW IF THEY WANT THEY CAN PASTE THE STICKERS ON THEIR BACK SIDES.
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