Are Window Tints Legal?
“Vehicles first used on 1 April 1985 or later
The front windscreen must let at least 75% of light through and the front side windows must let at least 70% of light through.
Vehicles first used before 1 April 1985
The front windscreen and front side windows must both let at least 70% of light through.”
The window tinting law is clear about what window tints can be fitted to the different windows on your vehicle, to stay on the right side of the law as well as passing an MOT and not risking compromise your insurance.
Windows behind the B pillar (windows behind the drivers and passengers front doors) you can fit tints that are as dark as you want.
The front door windows are required to allow 70% of visual light transmission, which means the tints have to allow 70% of the light to pass through.
In many cases, this is would be close to any factory fitted window tint, although our window tints do offer some additional benefits factory tints do not, such as additional UV protection.
Some companies may offer to fit darker films than legally allowed, however you may be stopped by the police and may be asked to remove them, depending on how dark you have them, there and then. A fine may also be issued as well as being stopped from driving the vehicle in an extreme case.
If you have been involved in an accident where side visibility may have been a contributory factor, your insurance may be revoked and you may not be covered if darker than legal tints were fitted.
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