I suppose the bigger risk is more than just the fear of getting stopped or fined, what if you hit someone or something?It's up to you though if you want to take the risk or not!
They are slightly tinted, but we are talking about a more darker tint like you would see on a limo. Range Rovers tend all to be darkened (By choice of the owner) i think it does make a car with factory rear tints look a hell of a lot better, otherwise it looks like a Van.T thought that the windows were slightly tinted anyway? I live in a country where the sun shines (almost) every day and I see only a very few cars with tints. I can't see the need for them in UK though.
The tints on my car aren't illegal, you are allowed dark on the back three, and as for the front ones, mine are the lightest tint you can get... and they were factory fitted and completely legal as the dealer said. My father-in-law is a policeman and deals with things like this on the roads - he's never once mentioned my tints in a negative manor, he's always on the side of the law and would of told me STRAIGHT away if anything illegal was going on, but i will pick his brains on it. I also live opposite a police station and pass them every day, not once have i been stopped but if they do stop me theres not a thing they can do because i'm not breaking any laws!I suppose the bigger risk is more than just the fear of getting stopped or fined, what if you hit someone or something?
Surely as tints are illegal your car is not classed as road worthy, thus invalidating your insurance and leaving you open to far more than just a fine
I've had tints before they were made illegal, but I wouldn't have them now.
i thought you were aloud a 36% tint??This is yet another one of those stupid British laws that I don't agree with, personally I like full window tints on most cars but the law states:
As of January 1st 2004, new legislation was brought in that prohibits window tinting.
You are not allowed to tint your windscreen or front windows AT ALL. Anything forward of the B pillar (middle of the car) MUST NOT be tinted in anyway. You are however still allowed to perform any level of tinting on your back windows.
If you've tinted you windows before January that does not mean that you are safe, if the police believe that your tint causes reduced visibility they can issue you with an order to have it removed.
I know someone in Manchester who was stopped, given 3 penalty points and a £60 fine and told to remove the front window tints.