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10 Aug 2022

Offaly driver falls foul of Garda 'tint man'

Offaly driver falls foul of Garda 'tint man'

Gardai in Offaly are clamping down on tinted windows.

An Offaly Roads Policing Unit was out and about earlier enforcing this road safety message.

A vehicle was stopped after it was detected driving with tinted glass.

All windows on the vehicle failed testing with the garda  'Tint Man' device. 

Gardai are reminding drivers 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.

"If the NCT vehicle inspector deems that the windscreen or front side windows are excessively tinted the level of light transmission of the window will be tested.

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

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