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Haiti bans tinted windows to fight 'kidnappings'

Updated: Mar 13


Authorities have announced a ban on tinted vehicle windows in a move to stop kidnappings.

The government said the ban, which is temporary, takes effect on Saturday. It did not state how long it would last.


It will apply to most vehicles, including police vehicles.


The only exception will be vehicles bearing the new “Official, Diplomatic Corps and Consular Corps” registration plate.


“This measure applies from Saturday, March 6, 2021. After this period, the police services are authorized to use the legal constraints provided for in the Highway Code and criminal law,” a statement from the government said.


“The situation calls for exceptional measures for the safety of all, and requires the understanding of the population and of all those who had already paid their tinting rights.”


A hotline was also provided for residents to report vehicles with tinted windows as well as those without license plates.




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