The Department of Road Transport Malaysia (JPJ) has issued 64 summonses for illegal vehicle color and fancy number plate design offenses during a special operation in Pahang on May 15. According to JPJ Pahang director, Kamarul Iskander Nordin, about 73 vehicles were inspected and 64 were found to have violated the rules.
“Of the 64 summonses, 28 were for extra dark window color,” he said. Kamarul explained that installing dark tinting without permission is a serious crime because it poses a danger to other road users. Motorists must adhere to the specified VLT (Visible Light Transmission) specification, especially for front windscreens.
The remaining 36 compound notices have been issued for fancy number plates, which again is clearly against the law. If convicted, the offense carries a fine of RM5,000 to RM20,000, or one to five years in prison.
Vehicle owners are requested to comply with the rules specified under the Road Transport Act (APJ) 1987 when installing vehicle registration numbers on their vehicles. It is an offense to affix a number plate that does not conform to the vehicle’s specifications – including illegal stylized fonts and surfaces (such as carbon prints) and fancy plates, with a combined or modified letter / number to read a phrase, name or other meaning.