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A week long operation inspecting vehicles with tinted or curtained front windows was launched countrywide by the police today.

Traffic DIG Palitha Fernando said vehicles should have clear windows in the front of the vehicle. “The police will strictly implement this law and track down vehicles that have any kind of tinted glass or curtains in the front,” he said.

"Use of tinted glasses are appended in Government Gazette 875/08 on 16.06.1995 and Gazette number 1273/28 on 31.01,2003. It is an offence for the windscreen and the two shutters besides the driver to be tinted. A 20% tinted glass could be used only on the top portion of the windscreen,”the Gazette states.

However, it is legal to tint or curtain the back windows and VIP vehicles coming under the purview of ministries are exempted from this law, if they have the necessary approval.

“Motorists will be warned the first time but legal action will be taken if the tint or curtains are not removed,” the DIG said. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • kingsly Wednesday, 26 October 2016 11:35 AM

    Lorries, delivery vans does not have that rear view mirror facility at all. how do you ban that Annie ?

    Chick Fan Thursday, 27 October 2016 06:01 AM

    Yeah...absolutely i agree with naleen...Why cant they consider about every facests before impose a rule or regulation.The purpose of tinted stickers are to preserve the interior of the vehiclenot to be exposed the dash bord to direct sun raysfor minimizing the effects which comes directly to AC system by sun rays.Dear Authorities....there are plenty of things to be banned in this society before removing tinted glasses of vehicles. via DM Android App

    ANTON Wednesday, 26 October 2016 07:20 AM

    YES , THEN , BEFORE SHOOTING , POLICE CAN IDENTIFY WHETHER THEY ARE SCHOOLBOYS OR BIG SHOTS.

    Annie de Silva Wednesday, 26 October 2016 08:07 AM

    It is also advisable if the authorities ban the covering of the REAR GLASS with advertisements banners etc. This practice covers the visibility of the driver behind, perticually when trying to overtake or even to view the traffic/pedestrian movement ahead.This is very important on the highway, or outstations where driving at high speeds is the norm.

    naleen Wednesday, 26 October 2016 04:13 PM

    The motorists who are trying to get little more on gas mileage and save the interiors of the vehicles will be at lost via DM iOS App

    Gayan Perera Wednesday, 26 October 2016 09:06 AM

    If the police warns them the first time, it means no action will take place during this exercise - because this is the first time they will be checking this. Do you honestly believe people will replace their windows after receiving a warning?!

    rasheed Wednesday, 26 October 2016 10:17 AM

    Also, Police should do something for the Lights of, specially TVS three wheeler which is much more above the normal lights of the other vehicles, even the Buses lights are much lower than the Thee Wheeler.


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