On-the-spot summonses for vehicles with heavy tints


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 22 May 2003

BY SIMON KHOO

SEREMBAN: Owners of vehicles that have tints above the permissible limit will be issued with summonses on the spot with immediate effect. 

Road Transport Department (JPJ) Director-General Datuk Emran Kadir, who assumed the post last month, said offences related to tinted glass had been spelt out clearly.  

“It is an offence for vehicle owners to have tints above the permissible level. 

“It’s just that we have no plans to launch a nationwide blitz targeting this particular offence for the time being. 

“Our enforcement officers will take action if they chance upon such offenders during normal operations,” he said after attending the two-day Ops Bersepadu at the Senawang rest area near here on Tuesday night. 

 

He was commenting on the status of tinted glass offences and whether any action would be taken against offenders. 

 

Last November, former director-general Datuk Dr Mohd Shahar Sidek announced no action would be taken against motorists for the offences in line with the Cabinet directive to postpone the nationwide operation indefinitely. 

This led to over 7,000 summonses and notices being revoked by the JPJ which included those using curtains, sunshades and blinds on their windows. 

Under the Motor Vehicle (Prohibition of Certain Types of Glass) Rule 1991, the level of light penetration should not be less than 70% for the front windscreen and not less than 50% for the rear windscreen and side windows. 

Those caught using tints above the limit can be fined up to RM300. 

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