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Heavily tinted windows on the front could lead to prosecution. If you'd like to tint your vehicle windows, be aware of the rules regarding the amount of tint that can be applied to the front windscreen and the two windows either side of the driver.

The legal limits for front window tinting are:

Front windscreen: 75% of light should be let through by the tint
Front side windows: 70% of light should be let through by the tint

As many new vehicles already have some kind of tint, if you add more, it's likely you'll have gone over the legal limits.

Penalties for Illegally Tinted Windows

If the police stop you and the vehicle is examined, light measuring equipment will be used to measure your window tints. Enforcement action may result from tinted front windows. You may receive:

  • A prohibition notice (this will prevent you from using your vehicle until you remove the tint)
  • A penalty notice
  • A court summons

Selling a Vehicle with Tinted Windows

Do not sell your vehicle if its windows are heavily tinted on the front as this is an offence for which you could be prosecuted.

Last updated: Wednesday 1st August 2018

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