All you need to know about window tinting in UAE
A kind reminder from local police
Published: Tue 15 Aug 2017, 7:01 PM
Last updated: Wed 16 Aug 2017, 9:11 AM
Major-General Mohamed Saif Al Zafin, Chief of Federal Traffic Council, clarified that there would be no fine on drivers whose vehicle glasses are tinted below 50 per cent.
Talking on a radio programme, Maj-Gen Al Zafin said the rule on this came into effect on July 1, as per the new federal traffic law.
He was answering to some complaints from listeners, who said they were fined by the police, despite the tinting was below 50 per cent. Earlier, the maximum tinting allowed was only 30 per cent.
He said he received calls on the radio programme from some people who complained that some officials issued tickets for tinting the glass more than 30 per cent.
Meanwhile, Major Mohammed Alai Al Naqbi, director of Sharjah Traffic and Patrols Department, said vehicles with their front glass tints exceeding five inches will face penalties. said those who do not abide by the rule will receive penalties for breaching the traffic laws. He explained that the colouring of vehicles in black should not exceed 50 per cent.
According to Circular No. 86 and Article No. 9 of the Traffic Law, shading includes back and side glasses and not the frontal glass. The tinting of glasses is prohibited for heavy vehicles.
Major Al Naqbi said that tinting the glasses exceeding the limit could affect the vision and pose a threat to the life of the drivers and other road users. He urged the drivers to adhere to the new amendments is the traffic law.
As per the new amendment in the Federal Traffic Law, the Federal Traffic Council has raised the percentage of glass tinting 50 per cent and this came into consideration due to the extreme weather conditions in the UAE. He said the drivers should not infringe and exceed the limit as these decisions came after adequate studies to ensure the drivers' visibility will not be affected.
Major Al Naqbi also said coloured sunscreens are prohibited and constitute an explicit violation pointing out that "coloured sunscreens were widely used recently after rumours spread about the legality of their use". He warned members of the community not to listen and spread such rumours as many were fined for using coloured windshields in the past few days.
Major Al Naqbi also added the Sharjah Police have their doors open for those who want to review their violations, if incorrect.