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No Illegal Film On Windscreens, Windows

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is reminding vehicle owners to refrain from applying illegal Film on Windscreens and Windows.  Those found breaching the regulated policy under LTA Act 1998 will
28 Mar 2015 08:06
No Illegal Film On Windscreens, Windows

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is reminding vehicle owners to refrain from applying illegal Film on Windscreens and Windows.  Those found breaching the regulated policy under LTA Act 1998 will be penalised.

LTA chief executive officer Naisa Tuinaceva said vehicle owners can apply Film on Windscreens and Windows however there are procedures and rules to follow.

He said the surface film is applied to windows behind the front seat of a vehicle and the luminous transmittance is less than 70% at any point in the visible light range, the vehicle must be fitted with rear vision mirrors on the right and left hand sides. Application of surface film is 60% for the rear windows.

Mr Tuinaceva said the application process for putting Film on Windscreens and Windows is as follows:

 

1. Applicant must write to LTA and state reason for putting Film on Windscreens and Windows.

2. Once application is approved, applicant must go to an authorised Tinting Agency that will place approved Film on Windscreens and Windows. The Tinting Agency is also required to place their sticker on windscreens and windows, once the task is complete.

3. Applicant must then take the vehicle to an LTA office for verification and approval of the surface film, following which a certificate will be issued to confirm the vehicle is carrying approved Film on Windscreens and Windows.

He said there is no exemption given by the Authority on dark tints which does not comply with the regulation.

“LTA is concerned with the high number of privately-owned vehicles that are breaching this part of the LTA policy,” he said.

Mr Tuinaceva said there are numerous complaints on abuse of tints in articles and reports are also coming in from the media.

“Drivers or passengers who are using mobile phones, not wearing seat belts– such offences are not visible from outside and that is a hindrance to Enforcement work.

“The authority does not want to compromise the lives of the general public or miss crime-related offences that could go unnoticed due to the illegal application of Film on Windscreens and Windows.”

LTA is tracking such vehicles and will penalise vehicle owners and drivers who fail to comply with the law. Motorists will be asked to remove illegal Film on Windscreens and Windows on the spot and in cases where a vehicle is carrying extremely dark Film on Windscreens and Windows, the vehicle will be impounded.

In 2014, LTA issued over 400 Traffic Infringement Notice (TINs) to vehicle owners who failed to adhere to the law. This offence carries a maximum penalty of $500. Drivers and vehicle owners who disregard the law will be issued with Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) and risk losing their driving license

 



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