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MOT Regulations for windows

Road Vehicles (Construction & 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 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 legal requirements.

MOT Regulations for lights

Front Headlamps

A pair of headlights must both emit light of substantially the same colour and intensity.  They must emit a steady colour of either white or yellow.  Light must be visible from a reasonable distance and Not effect the beam pattern.

Indicators   Every direction indicator must emit amber light.  Light must be visible from a reasonable distance.

Rear Lights

Brake lights   A brake light must emit a steady red light and light must be visible from a reasonable distance.

Reflectors

The reflecting surface must be visible from a reasonable distance.