Tints removed from more than 1,000 taxis so far, say police

SSP Calvin Allen

Tints have been removed from more than 1,000 taxis since the police commenced enforcement activities on Monday.
The clampdown is in keeping with anti-crime measures outlined by the Government of Jamaica last week.   
The police say while there has been a high level of compliance by taxi operators, they have had to forcefully remove a number of tints.

"Since Monday up to Wednesday, over 1,500 tints have been removed from vehicles, over 200 registration plates have been removed by the Island Traffic Authority for similar breaches, and over 650 tickets have been issued," said Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen, head of the Highway and Traffic Division.                              

The Police High Command has issued instructions to guide members of the Force in enforcing the anti-tint regulations.

The police have been given instructions to to guide how they enforce the anti-tint regulations.

"This is no one off thing, these are activities that will continue and it will not only be the Traffic Police that will be on the road. The High Command has given clear directives to our divisional persons to pay crucial attention in this area and to ensure that the requisite action is taken where there are breaches," said SSP Allen.

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