For those vehicles with tinting that fall below regulated Visible Light Transmission (VLT), you may want to take this news with a bit more sense of urgency. The Malaysian Road Transport Department (RTD or JPJ) said those who fail to adhere to the latest regulations will be incarcerated for up to one year.
For the uninitiated, the current regulations set by the RTD reveals that the permissible VLT level for the front windscreen is 70 percent while the rear windows and rear windscreen are set to 30 percent, a change from 50 percent last year. The rules are per the Motor Vehicles (Prohibition of Certain Types of Glass) (Amendment) Rules 2016.
According to the report in The Sun, first-time offenders will be fined up to RM2,000 or six months jail while repeat offenders can be punished up to RM4,000 fine or face a 12-month jail sentence, or both. That’s a drastic increase from before where fines are ranged from RM500 to RM1,000, which includes a maximum of one-month jail term.
JPJ’s Director-General, Datuk Ismail Ahmad said car owners will be given enough time to meet the new regulations, and has announced that no special operations will be conducted to nab offenders in the near future. Well, better get going, guys!
Source: The Sun Daily