A day after the new JPJ car tint law came into effect and police are already giving conflicting views on it.
The tints will reduce crime!
Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department Chief Asst Comm Zulkefly Yahya, has a positive outlook on car window tints.
He welcomes the change and believes it may hinder thieves from breaking into vehicles because they won’t be able to spot items in the back seat.
He also adds that the increasingly hot weather has caused an increasing demand for car tints.
The tints may increase crime!
Meanwhile at PDRM Headquarters in Bukit Aman, Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department Director Datuk Azisman Alias has a different view.
While he respects the decision made by the Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook, he felt that some discussions between the two bodies should have been made prior to the announcement.
Especially when he feels that minor offences are difficult to track if cars are tinted heavily.
Worse still, now, the police would face difficulty in carrying out spot checks on passengers when car tints are installed in the back.
On the web
There are mixed reactions from the public with some agreeing with KL Traffic police on the benefits of the new rules.
Others agree with Bukit Aman Traffic police and see this change as a negative.
Car window tint laws changed today. Sorta
1. Star Online, May 8, 2019 (Police: New ruling will help deter car thieves)
2. Star, May 8, 2019 (Many fear crime rate will go up with darker windows)
3. Harian Metro, May 7, 2019 (Polis tak setuju cermin gelap)