Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Hundreds of public transport unit drivers have been made to remove the non-factory tint from their windows. To date, 368 drivers have been stopped and given the fine-or-remove option on the side of the road.
According to the Quintana Roo State Mobility Institute (Imoveqroo), 211 of those units were taxis and 157 collectives (combis).
The General Director of Imoveqroo, Rodrigo Alcázar, said the campaign will be permanent. Public transport units being stopped are also being checked for updated insurance policies, valid driver’s licenses and complete documentation of the unit.
He reported that the 368 units caught with self-installed polarized window tint have mostly been in the municipalities of Benito Juárez, Solidaridad, Tulum and Othón P. Blanco.
When drivers are found with the window tint, they are given a choice to remove it or be fined, however, the tint is illegal and would require removal regardless.
The tint is being removed from public transport vehicles to improve public safety since some units are driving with blacked-out windows, making it impossible to see who is traveling inside.