Chennai, Dec 7 (UNI) The Tamil Nadu Government today banned with immediate effect use of sun control films on the glass of wind screens and rear windows of vehicles to check accidents and illegal activities inside them vehicles.
Transport Department Special Commissioner C P Singh in a release here said the ban was in line with a decision taken at a recent meeting of all States convened by the Centre.
He said use of sun control films led to accidents because of poor visibility of side and rear view and it would also give room for illegal activities inside the vehicles.
Under the ban order, offenders would be fined Rs 100 for the first offence and it would extend upto Rs 300 for the second and subsequent offences.
He said those contravening the provisions of Rule 100 (2) of Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, the Registration Certificates of their vehicles would be suspended under Sec 53(1) (A) of Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
''With respect to transport vehicles, in addition to suspension of Registration Certificate, the certificate of fitness would also be suspended under Rule 119 of Tamil Nadu Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989'', he added.
Mr Singh said as per Rule 92 of Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, no person should use in any public place any motor vehicle which would not comply with provisions of construction and equipment and maintenance of motor vehicles.
''Specifications have been prescribed in Rule 100 of Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989 for standard of safety glass, percentage of visual transmission of light of the glass of the wind screen and rear window'', he said.
''To avoid such illegal activities inside the vehicles and also in the interests of the internal security of the nation, it has been decided that the provision of Rule 100 (2) of Central Motor Vehicles rules, 1989 would be enforced strictly as per the policy decision of the Centre,'' he said, and asked the police and Regional Transport Officers to ensure its strict implementation.