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Car Owners To Follow Tint Standard

Car Owners To Follow Tint Standard
Vehicle owners are reminded to follow the proper standards for tinting windows. Photo: Land Transport Authority
June 19
10:00 2017

In the interest of safe driving, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) is again reminding vehicle owners to follow the proper standards for tinting windows.

Owners wanting to tint their vehicle windows must first apply to the LTA for approval because the relevant regulation prevents anyone from selling, supplying, applying or fitting tint to a vehicle, unless it is of a type approved by the authority.

“If a tint has been factory–fitted during the manufacture of the vehicle, that is acceptable. Our concern is with people having their windows tinted. We want to remind them that they must follow the proper light transmittance standards,” said LTA chief executive officer Carmine Piantedosi.

“Tint may only be applied to windows behind the front seat, and there must not allow less than 70 per cent visible light transmittance through the coated window.

“If there is an urgent need, exemption may be granted, upon approval of the authority for the tint darkness, strictly on a specific urgent need, and case by case basis.”

He said there were LTA accredited tinting agencies that well aware of what is allowed under the regulations.

Mobile Tinters based in Nadi and the Tint Factory in Suva have been accredited by LTA to carry out tinting of vehicles to the prescribed standards.

 

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