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Tinting guidelines costing some PPV drivers registration plates, police making seizures

Published:Wednesday | February 15, 2017 | 5:59 AM
A cop removes tint from the window of this Coaster bus in downtown Kingston on Monday.

The police are reporting that they have already seized the registration plates of some public passenger vehicle (PPV) drivers who have not been complying with the raft of anti-tinting guidelines issued on Monday.

The measures are expected to help to stem the abduction and rape of women and girls by persons posing as taxi operators.

Head of the police's Highway and Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen says the police are pleased with the high degree of compliance among public passenger operators.

However, he says there have been some breaches.

Superintendent Allen says the plates will not be given back until the drivers adjust their vehicles to match the new tinting guidelines.

 

Head of the police's Highway and Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen

Public passenger operators had criticised the new guidelines saying they are allowed light tinting and that they were not consulted before the announcement.

However, yesterday they met with officials of the Transport Authority to discuss the new measures and announced that the meeting was successful.

Head of National Council of Taxi Associations, Dion Chance today told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that it is too early to say whether most of the association's members have been complying with the new measures.

However, he says operators have expressed mixed feelings about the anti-tinting guidelines.