State to take action against vehicle owners using auxiliary LED lights
Kolkata: The state Transport department will take stern action against the owners of vehicles and motor cycles using dazzling lamps and high-powered lights illegally.
Copies of the notification have been sent to all the District Magistrates, Superintendents of Police and Commissioners of Police.
As per the CMV Rules 1989, no light in violation of specification can be used in any vehicle.
In the recent times, owners of vehicles, particularly two wheelers are installing powerful LED head lamps and additional lights, which cause inconvenience to the drivers coming from the opposite direction. Some drivers even have the tendency to use high beam lights both on city roads and highways causing further inconvenience to the drivers of vehicles coming from the opposite direction.
Nowadays, motorcycle drivers are installing LED lights on the handle and leg guards. They often keep on the head light, along with the two additional lights, leaving the drivers of vehicles coming from the opposite direction confused.
A senior official in the Public Vehicles department said earlier some drivers used to install fog lights that were used during winters.
During other parts of the year, the fog lights used to remain covered. The fog lights were particularly used on the highways. He said some drivers have lodged complaint with the Transport department and police about the inconvenience they faced while driving because of irrational use of the dazzling lamps.
Police will set up checking points both in Kolkata and the districts asking the users to remove them, else they will be fined.