Are sun strips legal

thexav

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2002 Clio 172
I was wondring if it was legal to have a sun strip fitted to your car. A lot of cars come with top tints.

Does it matter if it comes down slightly into the sweep of the wipers? Can they be solid or must they be tinted and allow some light through?
 

BAD63R

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MG TF135
Haha, this I can help with.

I've just pulled out an MOT failier for my Calibra Turbo and the legal limit, or the maximum limit allowed for an MOT is something like 40mm of the window. I'll type it word for word so you can see yourself.

"Windscreen has a sticker or other obstruction encroaching into the swept area by more than 40mm outside zone 'A' [9.3.1e]"

So there you are, if you have a sunstrip, dont go over 40mm of the wiper sweep area of the windscreen ;)
 
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Miniman

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Toyota starlet
Like said there must be limits and hums and hars of what you can and cant have as our toyota yaris came with one when bought from the dealer. Look into it properly and ask at a garage or somewhere that do that sort of work.
 
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