New JPJ Tinting rules allow drivers to tint their back windshields and rear passenger windows as dark as they desire. According to Transport Minister Anthony Loke, changes to JPJ Tinting rules are in response to motorists’ requests for darker windows to block the sun heat and glare from penetrating vehicle interior.
For safety concerns, the front windshield, as well as the driver and front passenger side windows, must remain transparent, allowing 70% and 50% Visible Light Transmission (VLT).
Drivers who want to completely darken their vehicle or lower the VLT levels of the front windscreen and front driver/passenger side windows must apply and permission is needed to do so.
A service fee of RM50 will be charged for each application submitted based on safety/security concerns. If authorized, a successful applicant will need to pay RM5,000 in order to legally darken his or her vehicle’s front windscreen and front side windows below the permissible 70% and 50% VLT.
Each permit is valid for two years, so individuals with approvals will have to reapply when the validity period expires, and they will have to pay the coat again for another two years of the permit, and so on.
Exemptions will be granted to vehicle owners who require a completely darkened vehicle due to medical issues and require formal approval from a government physician.
Click here for Dark Mirrors Application.