Car Window Tinting Law

Legislation for vehicle front and back windows

VOSA (Vehicle & Operator Services Agency) specify the minimum levels of light that must pass through the windscreen and front side windows for the Road Vehicles (Construction & Use).

The light transmitted through the windscreen must be at least 75%.

The front side windows must allow at least 70% of light transmitted through them.

Should your vehicle not meet the above requirements, Twilight Tint offer a window tinting removal service which will help you comply with the law.

For further information visit the VOSA website.

Also from the GOV.UK website, here is the law regarding tinted vehicles windows.

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

For more information visit GOV.UK website.

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