Gardai in Donegal issue warning over tinted windows

Gardai in Donegal have issued a warning over tinted windows.


They say that excessively tinted windscreens or front side windows present a significant safety hazard for vehicle drivers and their occupants. Visibility is greatly reduced, particularly for night time driving and at times of low light.


There are also enforcement issues for An Garda Síochána in regard to driver recognition, the detection of driving offences e.g. holding a mobile phone while driving, and other criminal activity.


The glass in the windscreen and front side windows of a car are required to have a light transmission level of not less than 65% in order to pass the NCT test.


Tinting of these windows must not be greater than 35%.