The Malaysian Road Transport Department (JPJ) has issued a stern warning to drivers who violate window tinting regulations, emphasising that offenders will face fines and the possibility of imprisonment.
JPJ has cited the Motor Vehicles (Prohibition of Certain Types of Glass) Rules 1991, which underwent an amendment four years ago. These updated rules now dictate that the visible light transmittance (VLT) of a vehicle’s front windscreen should be no less than 70%, and at least 50% for the front side windows.
As reported by FMT, motorists who contravene these regulations could be slapped with fines of up to RM2,000 or face imprisonment for up to six months for a first offence. Subsequent convictions may lead to heftier penalties, with fines of up to RM4,000 and imprisonment for up to 12 months.
It’s important to note that the regulations do not impose a limit on the VLT of a vehicle’s rear side windows and rear windscreen, as clarified by JPJ.
The window tinting restrictions serve the purpose of maintaining unobstructed driver visibility and ensuring road safety, according to Wong Shaw Voon, Chairman of the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros).(more…)