QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News) — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is planning to regulate the window tints of private vehicles for three months.
The plan is geared toward apprehending colorum vehicles and toward encouraging ride-sharing.
He said if approved, the regulation of car tints will also help the MMDA better enforce Republic Act No. 10913 or the Anti-Distracted Driving, and help the Philippine National Police (PNP) prevent crimes committed usually in heavily tinted vehicles.
According to MMDA general manager Tim Orbos, once the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and the PNP-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) approve the plan, the new regulation will most likely be implemented in June.
Orbos said foreign dignitaries and high-risk government officials may be exempted from the regulation, if approved, for security purposes.
At present, the MMDA charges a P500 fine to drivers whose vehicles’ windows are colored or heavily tinted.
Eagle News Service