Safety the reason for LTA glass-tint rules

Media Replies 02 Nov 2012

We refer to the letter from Mr Ishwar Mahtani, “Motorists flout glass-tint rules” in MyPaper, 30 October 2012.

Our guiding principle in regulating vehicle modifications is safety. Heavily tinted glass or films can hinder visibility when driving. Thus, tinted glass or films are allowed provided it allows at least 70% of light to pass through the front windscreen and side windows, and 25% through the rear windscreen and passenger windows. In addition, tinted windows must meet internationally recognised standards for safety glass.

Enforcement action will be taken against vehicle owners who do not comply with the tinted glass or films requirements. Vehicle owners can send their vehicles for a light transmittance test to ensure their vehicle meets the light transmittance requirements at any LTA-authorised vehicle inspection centres.

We have also posted a set of vehicle modification guidelines, including the fitting of tinted glass and tinted films at .

Helen Lim (Ms)
Director, Media Relations & Public Education
Land Transport Authority

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