Where can I have transparent film overlays applied
The only overlays allowed on windscreens are:
● anti-glare bands that extend no lower than the bottom of the sun visors when folded against the windscreen (no print allowed below 100mm from the top of the windscreen)
● stone guards overlay on goods vehicles and buses fitted no higher than the top of the steering wheel.
Front side windows
‘Front side windows’ means the windows on either side of the driver’s seat. Front side windows fitted with transparent overlays must have an overall VLT of at least 35 percent.
Rear windows (windows behind the driver’s seat)
A transparent overlay applied to a rear window of a car (sedan, station wagon, hatchback, sports car or convertible) must have an overall VLT of at least 35 percent.
An overlay fitted to a rear window of any other vehicle, including a stretch limousine and body transfer vehicle, may be of any tint level.
Any vehicle with an overlay applied to a rear window must have an external rear view mirror on each side.
Examples – minimum VLT limits for tinted overlays for different vehicles
Fitting non-transparent film, perforated overlays and stickers
Any sticker, film overlay or print that is not transparent, such as an advertising or perforated overlay, may only be fitted in certain areas.
- On the windscreen – it must be completely within 100mm from the top or bottom edge of the windscreen or within 50mm from the side edge of the windscreen.
- On a front side window – it must be completely within 100mm from the bottom edge of the window or within 50mm from the top or side edges
- On a rear window of a car (sedan, station wagon, hatchback, sports car, convertible) – it must be completely within 100mm from any edge of the window.
- On a rear window of any other vehicle – it can be fitted anywhere.