Current (left) and reported new tint regulations effective November 1.
VLT expressed in percentages; the lower the number, the darker the tint

JPJ has postponed the implementation of the previously announced new tint rules to May 1, 2015, according to a report by The Star. The new date is a full six months after the original November 1, 2014 date when the new tint rules were supposed to come into effect.

The new rules specify minimum permissible visible light transmission (VLT) levels of 70% for the windscreen, 50% for the front side windows and 30% for all other windows (rear side windows and rear screen).

The current rules specify 70% VLT for the windscreen and 50% VLT for all other windows (all side windows and the rear screen).

JPJ director-general Datuk Seri Ismail Ahmad said this is so that owners of imported cars would have more time to get their cars compliant with the new rules.

Unfortunately, this also means that existing owners who are already compliant with the current tint rules have to wait another six months to “upgrade” to darker tint for their rear side windows and rear screen.