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Uzbekistan plans to ban installation of curtains at the passenger compartment of cars

A draft law on amendments to the Code of Administrative Responsibility has been published on the portal for discussing draft normative-legal acts.

According to the bill, the Ministry of Interior intends to ban the use of curtains and other items on the rear side windows of passenger cars. 

If the document is approved and enters into force, then for the operation of vehicles with mirror glass that does not comply with the technical regulations, on which additional objects are installed or coated to limit visibility, as well as tinting (dimming) of the rear or front side windows of vehicles without appropriate permission, a driver will have to pay a fine in the amount of 10 base calculating amounts (2.23 million soums), for repeated offenses during the year – 15 BCA (3.345 million soums).

In addition, for tinting the rear or front side windows without permission, a driver will have to pay a fine of 50 BCA (11.15 million soums) for the first violation and 70 BCA (15.61 million soums) for repeated violation during the year.

It should be recalled that at present, curtains on the rear windows are allowed on vehicles of category M1, that is, on those that are used for transportation of passengers with, in addition to the driver’s seat, no more than eight seats.

According to Norma, curtains can be installed on the side and rear windows if the vehicle is classified as M3 – vehicles that are used to carry passengers, which, in addition to the driver’s seat, have more than eight seats, the maximum weight of which exceeds 5 tons. 

However, a prerequisite in these cases is the presence of exterior mirrors on both sides. Thus, curtains can be installed on the rear windows of cars, and on the side windows they are only allowed, for example, on sightseeing buses.

At the same time, in July, deputies of the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis, on the basis of citizens’ appeals, proposed to allow installation of curtains in the passenger compartment on a free basis. Nevertheless, no result has been achieved.

On August 2, the government of Uzbekistan adopted a decree on reducing the cost of tinting car windows.

The light transmission level was set as follows:

- Rear window – up to 100%;

- Rear passenger windows – up to 100%;

- Driver’s side windows – up to 50%;

- Front windshield with acceptable tinted tape with a diameter of 14 cm – 100%.

Tinting the rear and frontal (strip 14 cm) window does not require special permission. 

New prices for tinting rear side windows:

- Cars of individuals and legal entities – 10 BCA (2,230,000 soums);

- Cars of foreign organizations – 20 BCA (4,460,000 soums).

Tinting of all side windows of a car:

- Cars of individuals and legal entities – 50 BCA (11,150,000 soums);

- Cars of foreign organizations – 80 BCA (17,840,000 soums).

For tourist buses, a single rate is set at 50 BCA (11,150,000 soums).

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