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The requirements for the visual transmission of light are:

  • Motor vehicles first used on or after 1/4/85 - windscreen 75%, other windows (i.e. front passenger windows) 70%.
  • All motor vehicles first used before 1/4/85 - 70%.

The windows that are exempted from this are the rear windscreen and the rear side windows on both sides.

Failure to abide by this means that you commit an offence and could be liable for a fine. Make sure the tints are checked by a professional.

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