Car Glass Too Heavily Tinted


Percentage of visual transmission of light through the windscreen was less than required by regulation 32(10) of Road Vehicles (construction and use) Regulations 1986, namely 75%, in that it only allowed for the transmission of 33%.

Contrary to column 4 of table ll of regulation 32 (10) of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986, section 42 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988.

Have you been warned of potential disqualification, either for the offence or under the ‘totting up’ procedure: No

How long you had held your licence at the time of the alleged offence.

I was issued a FPN (Endorsable Offence) which carry’s a fine of £60 and 3 points under the offence ‘Driver without proper view’ (1453) and therefore be very grateful if you could clarify whether this offence is actually endorsable based on the information supplied.

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Emma Says:

Offences under s.42 RTA 1988 are not endorsable. Therefore you should not have been given an endorsable fixed penalty.

Come back to me before you pay the ticket and surrender your licence for endorsement if you would like me to sort this matter out with the police. I wonder whether they are suggesting that you committed a different offence in relation to driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition – which is endorsable.

We would have to have discussions with the police in that regard but there is an offence of the windows being too tinted and that does not carry points!!

Come back to me if you want my help with dealing with the police.

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