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Police to clamp down on dark tints

Published:Monday | February 20, 2012 | 2:01 PM

Jerome Reynolds, Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Constabulary Force will renew efforts to clampdown on transport operators who have dark tints on their vehicles.

Head of the Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Radcliffe Lewis says starting Monday the police will be out in full force to curtail this breach.

SSP Lewis says the police are concerned that some bus and taxi drivers have reverted to placing dark tints on their vehicles which is preventing police personnel from seeing inside.

He further says that these heavy tints are being used by some to cover up lewd and criminal activities in their vehicles.

SSP Lewis says persons found with tints darker than the prescribed 35 grade will be ticketed.

Last year, the police clamped down on bus and taxis operators with dark tints after public outcry that children were engaging in lewd behaviour while travelling in these vehicles.

Transport operators later accused of the authorities of double standards as the government-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company was allowed to operate buses with tints.

The authorities later ceased the crackdown and revised the grade of tint which can be used on public passenger vehicles.