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Cancun police continue roadside window tinting operation

Cancun, Q.R. — The Municipal Traffic Department of Cancun is encouraging all vehicle owners in the municipality of Benito Juárez to comply with tinted window specifications.

For the past two weeks, Cancun police have been monitoring and measuring vehicles with tinted windows in a bid to increase security. Guillermo Brahms González, general secretary of Ayuntamiento de Benito Juárez, says that even though there have been complaints, city council will not stop operations to verify dark tints are in compliance.

He says that the municipality must comply with the regulations, which is a digitally measured tint depth of two. The digital measuring device must read a maximum of 28 percent tint, which is classified as a light tint. This tinting percentage is in compliance with the specifications of the Traffic Regulation in force in the municipality of Benito Juárez.

When police stop vehicles, the electronic device is clipped to the glass, verifying the level of light transmission and thus, determining the level of tint. Vehicles that register a level higher than 2 will have to remove the tint and face a possible fine of 1,500 peso.

Article 43 of the traffic regulations prohibits the use of any polarized type greater than two. It is forbidden to use any type of material with a mirror finish on the windows of vehicles that prevents vision to the inside.

“The main thing is security,” says Brahms González. “That’s why the operation was launched, but if there are problems with its application, it should be analyzed.”

Brahms González says that he is aware of complaints on social media, but has not received any formal complaints from citizens.