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FLASHBACK - A Licensing officer uses a Tint Meter on a vehicle in January 2021, during a roadblock exercise on the North Coast Road. Looking on is Transport Commissioner Clive Clarke (centre).

There has been another extension to the moratorium on the new regulations for windscreen and window tints, this time to December 31st, 2021, according to a new advisory from the Ministry of Works and Transport.

The Ministry explains the moratorium extension is in response to the current COVID-19 restrictions.

“This extension was deemed necessary due to the current COVID-19 Public Health Regulations and restrictions, which limit the movement of persons and the closure of non-essential business operations, inclusive of tint shops and auto garages. The moratorium has granted an additional period of approximately seven (7) months, with effect from June 06, 2021, and expires on December 31, 2021,” the Ministry’s advisory states.

It adds: “Given the current circumstances, it is anticipated that a further extension of the moratorium will permit owners of motor vehicles to become compliant with the provisions of the amended tint law before it is fully operationalized.”

Members of the public are being encouraged to get details on the new Windscreen and Window Tint Regulations, 2020, at the Ministry’s website via http://www.mowt.gov.tt/Divisions/Administrative-Supporting-Units/Legal-Service-Unit/LegalNotices/Legal-Notice-281-of-2020.

Citizens also are urged to continue monitoring the Ministry’s website at www.mowt.gov.tt, as well as its official social media pages, for further information and additional updates.