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Gardaí issue warning on ‘excessively tinted windows’

An Garda Síochána is warning drivers that tinted windows must have a minimum light transmission rate of 65 per cent in order to pass the NCT.

Members of the Sligo Roads Policing Unit recently stopped several vehicles with “excessively tinted windows” and said measurement levels “fell well below the expected light transmission rate”.

Image: An Garda Síochána

“Excessively tinted windows are dangerous as visibility is greatly reduced, particularly for night time driving and during times of low light,” Gardaí warn.

Gardaí add that this “creates enforcement issues” for its members.

“All automotive glass is manufactured with a tint so adding any aftermarket tint will almost always make the windows illegal,” Gardaí state.