Originally Posted by kceire
just to let people know, any tint, and i mean any form of tint now fails the NCT if on the drivers or front passenger window.
even the lightist tine available to the tinting companies fails the NCT. the most up to date one is clear to the nakid eye and clear when put on and is only put on to avail of the UV protection as such.
Completely False. It must allow 65% light through. I know of 2 cars that have passed the NCT in recent days with tinted front windows.
Incidently, the Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles act 1963 states that you cannot have anythin on your windows that "obscures" your view of the road, so technically you should not have any tint on your front three windows.
Also under the EU regulations brought in by the Car Entry into Service (Amendment) Regulations 2008 it states that your tint must allow 70% light through the front three windows.
Its funny because the NCT has also put a 99dB limit on car exhaust noise and the above act limits it to 74dB.
So the law and the NCT are at odds with each other.