Police stop drivers with excessively tinted windows

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Thames Valley Police officers in Milton Keynes carried out a road safety check for excessively tinted car windows last Thursday as part of Operation Didactic. Between 8am and 12 noon officers from the Roads Policing department checked 41 vehicles.

Thames Valley Police issued a total of eight prohibition notices, 35 fixed penalty notices, and four were issued with Vehicle Defect Rectification Scheme notices for varying levels of excessive tint on car windows.

Thames Valley police would like to remind drivers to check that all tinted windows are within the law.

Of the 35 fixed penalty notices - 16 were shown to have light transmission of the window which was between 29 per cent and 11 per cent this incurred a £60 fine and three penalty points.

The remaining 19 were found to have windows where light transmission was found to be between 44 per cent and 30 per cent this incurred a fine of £30 and no penalty points.

Eight were given prohibition notices where light transmission was measured at below 10 per cent. Four were issued with Vehicle Defect Rectification scheme notices where light transmission was between 69 per cent and 45 per cent. Two drivers had no action taken against them.