MMDA Considers Regulating Vehicle Window Tint

Philippine authorities consider restrictions on the window tint of cars The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority may start enforcing new window-tint laws by June of this year

MMDA General Manager Tim Orbos said March 21 that the measure won't actually ban tinted windows outright; rather, the proposed policy would simply recommend a maximum tint level The goal is to help traffic enforcers spot crimes inside vehicles with dark windows and catch anyone operating a public vehicle illegally Orbos also said the regulations would improve the implementation of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act, which prohibits the use of things like cell phones while driving Authorities have been regulating the use of heavy tint on car windows for years But Orbos said the regulation has not been strictly enforced

The MMDA is already in talks with relevant agencies, including the Land Transportation Office and the Highway Patrol Group It's also consulting vehicle manufacturers in drafting the regulation For NewsBeat Social, I'm Cambrie Caldwell