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    Not a ‘fine’ issue

    With the re-opening of the land borders we notice foreign registered vehicles with dark tinted glass commuting on our roads frequently.

    Perhaps some form of clarification should be shared among members of the public whether our road traffic rules have been amended or are there any specific clauses allowing foreign vehicles with dark tinted glass be driven on our roads without being penalised.

    In the event of a road block, local registered vehicles with even the slightest dark tinted film on its windows without the Land Transport Department’s (JPD) approval would be issued a compound fine.

    This makes one wonder why the double standard comes into place when it comes to foreign registered vehicles.

    Some might argue that these visitors are transiting in our country and not considered residents.

    But that should not be an excuse to not adhere to our road traffic rules and regulations. I can remember clearly some years ago traffic enforcers from our neighbouring states issuing heavy fines to drivers for a missing third-brake light.

    Their actions would be justified by stating that all vehicles entering their country are subjected to the state laws and regulations.

    Just Curious

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