JPJ director-general Datuk Seri Ismail Ahmad has said that no massive operation against vehicles with dark-tinted glass is being conducted, according to Bernama. However, he said JPJ will continue to carry out operations from time to time.
“Not that we don’t allow vehicles to use tinted glass, but it has to be within the permissible darkness level,” said Ismail. Earlier this month, the police announced June 16 as the commencement date for Ops Cermin Gelap, a nationwide operation against heavily-tinted vehicles and non-regulation number plates.
Permissible tint levels in the existing rules states a minimum of 70% visible light transmission levels for the front windscreen and 50% for the side and rear windows, with those who fell foul set to be fined RM300, it was then reported.
The transport ministry has since agreed to review the use of tint on vehicles, with aspects such as existing regulations, enforcement, security and usability to be looked into. A two-day workshop is set to be held from June 2 at Holiday Inn, Glenmarie for this purpose.
Acting transport minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the ministry was aware of the views and feedback of the people who think the rules regarding tint use are behind the times.
“As a result of the feedback, I would like to inform, the ministry is ready to review and amend the existing regulations on the use of tinted glass on vehicles,” he said in a statement last Friday.
“The transparency standards for tinted glasses on vehicles based on existing international standards such as ‘United Nations Vehicle Regulation R43 (Safety Glassing)’ will be looked into, among others.
“This workshop will also be fine-tuning efforts to empower consumers with information and understanding of the use of tinted glass,” Hishammuddin said.
The aforementioned workshop will be split into five sessions. The first will be chaired by JPJ to discuss current regulations, the second by MIROS to study the use of tint in other countries and the third by the police to study tint regulations from a security and crime perspective.
The fourth session will be chaired by the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumer Affairs ministry to discuss sales of tints at car accessory outlets, and finally the fifth by MITI to discuss the import of tinted-glass vehicles through APs.