Tinted windscreen, how much trouble could I get in?

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DiddyDec
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(Original post by Nadim Chowdhury)
It hasn't made it any more difficult for me to drive. If mowing down pedestrians is a concern they should be after phone using drivers. I'd say I'm safer than drivers on their phone because I'm not distracted when I drive
Being safer than other people breaking the law is not something to be proud of.
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This previous thread might tip your thoughts either way and is essential reading regardless.

Driving downhill
Oh god, i've fallen for a troll thread haven't I?

Surely there are not people out there who have passed their driving tests that are THAT stupid, are there?
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stop asking questions on a forum chat and make a desicion for yourself. think the majority of people here think your tinted window is stupid and you have known that since the very first reply. you clearly don't want to listen as you keep making excuses. an online chat is not gonna change anything. only you can do that
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(Original post by boblishman)
Oh god, i've fallen for a troll thread haven't I?

Surely there are not people out there who have passed their driving tests that are THAT stupid, are there?
I can't be bothered linking to them, but Nadim's last few threads in Cars & Motoring tell a sensational story:

  • Not sure if I hit a car?
  • Speeding past an average speed camera
  • Accidentally speeding
  • My car is literally stuck
  • Why has my insurance quote gone so high?
  • Is it worth becoming a black cab driver

Poor old Nadim, always getting pulled over for no reason. When will this unwarranted harassment end?!
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Also, a window tint on a 14 year old Toyota Yaris?????
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OP deleted their account.
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(Original post by DiddyDec)
OP deleted their account.
Good. Hopefully we can mallet the next one as soon as it pops up.
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I have a feeling he'll be back. Got to be a troll though, looking at his past threads.
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Our loss is the black cab world's gain.

I look forward to hailing a cab with tinted windows in the near future.
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(Original post by DiddyDec)
OP deleted their account.
Oh no! He was my main source of enjoyment since cleverboy1995 got banned
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Oh no! He was my main source of enjoyment since cleverboy1995 got banned
Dinosaur 'Head on collision, D'you think they noticed?' 27 as well
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Dinosaur 'Head on collision, D'you think they noticed?' 27 as well
I wonder whether all of these accounts are just the same guy toying with me...
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Tinted vehicle windows: the law
The rules for tinted front windscreens and front side windows depend on when the vehicle was first used. There are no rules for tinting the rear windscreen or rear passenger windows.

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.

Penalties for having wrongly tinted windows
It’s illegal to fit or sell glass (or a vehicle already fitted with glass) that breaks the rules on tinted windows.

The police or the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) vehicle examiners use light measuring equipment to measure window tint.

If your windscreen or front side windows are tinted too much you could get:

a ‘prohibition notice’ stopping you using your vehicle on the road until you have the extra tint removed
a penalty notice or court summons
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(Original post by Leahey)
Tinted vehicle windows: the law
The rules for tinted front windscreens and front side windows depend on when the vehicle was first used. There are no rules for tinting the rear windscreen or rear passenger windows.

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.

Penalties for having wrongly tinted windows
It’s illegal to fit or sell glass (or a vehicle already fitted with glass) that breaks the rules on tinted windows.

The police or the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) vehicle examiners use light measuring equipment to measure window tint.

If your windscreen or front side windows are tinted too much you could get:

a ‘prohibition notice’ stopping you using your vehicle on the road until you have the extra tint removed
a penalty notice or court summons
You just wasted your time with that post.


Thanks for your efforts though. 😊
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You just wasted your time with that post.


Thanks for your efforts though. 😊
OK, I copied it from the Gov website, no time was wasted.
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