: The Road Transport Department has denied it will implement the new regulations for tinted car screens next year as claimed in a message which went viral on the social media.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the RTD said the current regulations were still applicable under the Motor Vehicles (Prohibition of Certain Types of Glass) Rules,1991 (amended Feb 5, 2016).
It said the visible light transmission (VLT) rate for the front windscreen was 70 per cent, the window on the driver's side (50 per cent) and back screen and back passengers' window (30 per cent).
At present, the RTD will only issue the PG 1 notice (a prohibition notice for the use of vehicle) and order the owner or driver who violated the law to remove the tint at any of the state RTD offices.
"The driver or vehicle owner will be given 10 days to bring the vehicle to any state RTD office to remove the tint," the statement said.
If the vehicle owner or driver failed to bring it to the RTD office and remove the tint, he will be issued a compound of up to RM300 under section 119 of the Road Transport Department 1987.
If the case is brought to court, for the first conviction, the offender will be fined up to RM2,000 or imprisoned up to six months.
For subsequent convictions, he could be imposed a fine of up to RM4,000 or imprisoned up to 12 months or both.