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Authority Clarifies Vehicle Tint Laws

Authority Clarifies Vehicle Tint Laws
Land Transport Authority
July 05
11:48 2017

The Land Transport Authority has clarified on the standards for tinting windows for all vehicle owners.

LTA has clarified that tinting regulations applied to Government vehicles is the same.

Chief executive officer Carmine Piantedosi said the regulations apply to all Government vehicles and approvals for surface films are allowed for agencies and permanent secretaries  with approval from their respective Ministers.

“The regulation applies to all government vehicles and police vehicles.

“However, approvals for surface films are allowed by permanent secretaries with reasons provided to LTA for approval.

“The government vehicles have surface films for safety reasons.

“It is also done for police and prison vehicles that are being utilised to transport criminals and attend crime scenes and ensuring the safety of officers,” Mr Piantedosi said.

He said any driver found to be in breach of the regulations pertaining to tinting of windows is issued with an infringement notice and an order to remove the tint or film.

“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, it 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.

“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,” Mr Piantedosi said.

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