Saturday, January 20, 2018

Why heavy tint for wreckers?

Traversing the city streets one cannot help but notice the ever vigilant police officers who accompany the contracted wreckers that perform yeoman service in removing the vehicles that are illegally parked along the city’s streets on a daily basis.

What seems extremely peculiar, however, is that these units that are performing this service are so heavily tinted that one is incapable of seeing into them.

At one time having a vehicle this heavily tinted was against the law and one wonders if this law is still applicable. What is even more perplexing is that these same officers are at times involved in exercises that identify vehicles that are in contravention of this regulation and drivers are summarily dealt with as they can be seen removing the offending materials on the roadside.

This then begs the question: are these contracted wreckers exempt from this law given the fact that they are providing a service for the state?

Do they fall under the same guidelines as state vehicles that are used by Government officials, Police, Regiment, Coast Guard, Air Guard etc? Or are they simply allowed to be out of compliance because this serves some other purpose?

I look forward to hearing from those in authority on this matter.

Alexander Smith

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