Police: New ruling will help deter car thieves


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 08 May 2019

PETALING JAYA: The move to allow dark rear windows and windshields under the new vehicle tinting guideline has been welcomed by police.

Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investi­gation and Enforcement Depart­ment chief Asst Comm Zulkefly Yahya said the revision to the existing regulations could help prevent car break-ins.

“Thieves will not be able to easily spot items on the back seat and may think twice before breaking into vehicles,” he said.

He said this would also help prevent drivers from being irritated by the bluish-white headlights or high beams from the rear.

“As long as the front is not too dark, we can still carry out our crime enforcement work,” he said.

ACP Zulkefy’s Selangor counterpart, Supt Azman Shari’at, said the move was understandable due to the country’s hot weather.

“I understand that there is a demand for darker windows due to the hot weather,” he said.

However, he cautioned that darker windows could also help criminals be more stealthy.

“They might hide in the back seat in an attempt to be elusive,” he said.

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