Guidelines to tinting of glasses by JPJ

According to the JPJ (Road Transport Department), there will not be any massive crackdown on vehicles with dark-tinted glasses although the department is monitoring the situation closely. This means that while there are no major operations to check glass tints in vehicles, the JPJ will still be checking them from time-to-time to ensure no one breaks the law related to this matter.

Its director-general, Datuk Seri Ismail Ahmad said that tinting of glasses is allowed by motorists and vehicle owners as long as they are within the permissible level stipulated by the law.

The JPJ had recently announced the mobilization of Ops Cermin Gelap on June 16 to check vehicles which are heavily-tinted or breached the permissible level as well as on number plates that did not comply with regulations.

The current regulation is that the front windscreen must have a minimum of 70% visible light transmission while the side and rear windows should have 50% of visible light shining in. Any vehicles found to have breached that regulation will be fined RM300. Only certain vehicles with special permission from the department are allowed to use tints over that levels mentioned. The transparency standard practiced is based on the United Nations Vehicle Regulation R43 (Safety Glassing).

The acting transport minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said that after getting the views and feedback from the people, it has agreed to review the regulations of using tints on vehicles. This will include issues like current laws, enforcement and usability. If needed, the existing regulations will be amended to be more relevant.