The Window Tinting Company's automotive films are suitable for almost all kinds of auto tinting installations.
The Window Tinting Company is proud to supply and fit window tinting for the car fleet of "Guide Dogs for the blind". UV protection film is used for the safety and protection of the dogs.
The film substantially reduces the risks of serious injury from flying glass fragments in the event of glass shattering during a side impact accident.
Excellent protection from the dangers of car-jackers who often smash their way through a side window in order to steal valuables from the occupants and / or the car itself. Provides real peace of mind when driving through danger areas where street crime is a known problem.
Most thieves breakthrough a side window when stealing from a vehicle. Security Film protection is designed to slow thieves down so significantly that in most cases they will simply run off. Security Film offers an extremely efficient level of protection.
When valuables have to be kept on the rear seats or cargo area of a vehicle, privacy tints help to prevent them from being easily spotted by prying eyes.
The need for protection against the potentially harmful effects of Ultra Violet rays from the sun has never been greater, especially when driving for long distances in bright conditions.
Cooler Cabin Area
The Window Tinting Company's films help to reduce overall cabin temperature by reflecting heat away from the interior and thereby increasing comfort and driving safety during bright and warm weather.
Children are safest when seated in at the back of a vehicle and now you can keep them cooler and better protected from UV rays whilst in the rear passengers area.
Reduces the ability for outsiders to peer into the car at occupants, increasing privacy and sense of security.
What is excessively tinted glass?
Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 as amended specify the minimum levels of light that must pass through the windscreen and front side windows. The limits are:
Motor Vehicles first used before 1 April 1985: The windscreen and front side windows must allow at least 70% of light to be transmitted through them.
Motor Vehicles first used on or after 1 April 1985: The light transmitted through the windscreen must be at least 75%. The front side windows must allow at least 70% of the light to be transmitted through them.
If the glass is tinted to a point whereby it lets through less light, then the vehicle does not meet the legal requirements.
Which windows in the vehicle does this apply to?
The windscreen and the front side windows to either side of the drivers' head.
How does excessively tinted glass affect road safety?
It restricts the drivers' vision, especially in dark conditions. This may prevent drivers from seeing other road users or pedestrians.
It also prevents other road users and pedestrians from confirming through eye contact that they have been seen.
What is the purpose of the law?
The purpose of the the law is to ensure the drivers' ability to see the road is not excessively restricted by glass tint.
Legally where do I stand?
If you are the driver -
- You must not drive a vehicle on the road with the windscreen or front side windows excessively tinted. You may also invalidate your insurance with this modification, particularly as the vehicle is likely to be illegal.
If you're selling a vehicle with extra tinting applied to the windscreen or front side windows -
- The vehicle may now have glass that is darker than permitted by Construction and Use Regulations, in which case the vehicle should not be sold.
Why are tinted windows not included in the MOT test?
Excessively tinted glass is seen as a serious issue but one which currently affects only a small number of the 24 million vehicles tested annually. To include this item in the MOT test would require all 18,000 garages to incur expenditure on special test equipment and the time taken to carry out an MOT would increase. The MOT fee would have to be raised to cover the extra time and investment. This extra cost would affect all motorists - all for a small number of vehicles. With the current levels of offending, roadside enforcement is a better route as it targets the offenders while minimising the cost and inconvenience to compliant road users.
Is this a nationwide campaign?
Yes. VOSA staff throughout the country have been issued with testing equipment. If the equipment is not available, a subjective assessment will be carried out. If the vehicle is considered dangerous to drive then an immediate prohibition may be issued.