ON THE issue of excessively tinted vehicles pointed out in “JPJ where are you?” (The Star, Aug 25), the law explicitly prohibits tinting of glass or other transparent material to be fitted to a motor vehicle unless as prescribed in the Motor Vehicles (Prohibition of Certain Types of Glass) Rules, 1991.
Enforcement against excessively tinted vehicles is part of the department’s daily operations. Road Transport Department (RTD) enforcement teams are equipped with a visible light transmission device (Autolight Plus) to measure the degree of passable light and determine offences.
Offenders will be issued a prohibition notice for the use of the vehicle and given 10 days to remove the tint to a permitted level and have their vehicles inspected by the department. If duly complied with, a notice to rescind the earlier prohibition notice is issued.
Failure to comply will result in the offender being issued a summons while the prohibition notice would still be in effect until the offender brings the vehicle in for inspection.
There is no specific operation for the sole purpose of detecting excessively tinted vehicles as it is a part of the department’s routine enforcement operations.
The penalty for such an offence upon conviction is a fine not exceeding RM500 and/or imprisonment not exceeding two weeks for a first offence.
For a subsequent offence, the penalty is a fine not exceeding RM1,000 and/or imprisonment not exceeding one month or both.
The department welcomes information on offenders.
However, responsibility must be borne by those who wish to make such a report as we do not wish the innocent to be called in for investigations.
The public can make such a report directly to our Control Room at 03-8886 6412 which operates round-the-clock as well as through the department’s e-mail services, state offices and by appointment.
NORAINI MOHD NAWI,
Public Relations Officer,
Road Transport Department,
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