Three people who thought they were being pulled over by the traffic police for their tinted car windows yesterday morning ended up getting arrested for traffic- and drug-related offences. The two cars, which were stopped in Bishan, were shuttling around a 27-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman in one, and a 30-year-old man in the other.
According to The Straits Times, it’s unclear how the trio are connected.
Lianhe Wanbao said yesterday that the cars were stopped at a bus stop near Block 254 Bishan Street 22.
When the duo in the first vehicle emerged hostile and uncooperative, the police were called to the scene around 7:56am.
ST noted that drug paraphernalia was eventually discovered in both cars.
The 27-year-old was arrested for traffic- and drug-related offences, while the other two were arrested for drug-related offences. Investigations are underway.
Netizens commented that it was the tinted windows that gave the trio away, as the cars probably stood out amongst the rest of the vehicles on the road, catching the attention of the traffic police.
According to the vehicle modification guidelines on One Motoring, tinted films on vehicles must not be of the reflective type, and tinted glass must comply with international standards for safety.
For both tinted glass and films, the resultant light transmittance for the front windscreen and two front side windows must be at least 70 percent, while the resultant light transmittance for the rear windscreen and the rear passenger windows must be at least 25 percent.
Well now you know.