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OK, strange one this, but hope there will be a boffin out there who can help me.
One of our vehicles has failed its Inspection. I am being told teh reason is because the rear side windows and teh rear window itself has the tinted film over them(its a 9 seater people carrier).
They have told me that if it was a commercial vehicle and didnt have seats in teh back then I would be ok. The question I want answered is why is it illigal and a test fail? I have never been pulled by the police for it and there are plenty of newish vehicles driving around with tinted out windows, so does this mean they all need new windows before their next inspection? I think not.
Would love it if anbody could pull up some documentation to help my case as I am beginning to feel a bit peeved by these guys. Is the 2nd time its failed. They said it was my misunderstanding that has led to a second fail. I failed 1st time because I was told I had a crack on the windscreen. I had this fixed only to be told that isnt waht they meant and they were really meaning the tinted film had to be removed.
If you cant help then thanks for listening :x
DW

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Portugal
Automotive safety glass are authorised according
to Regulation 43, however, after-market window
films are not. So, window films are not permitted
under the Portuguese law. According to the
Portuguese Decree of approvals, this includes all
windows, even those rear of the B-pillar. However
since the actual wording of the decree does not
specifically refer to window film, their position is
only one interpretation of the law.

NOT AUTHORISED IN PORTUGAL

The EWFA has filed a complaint against Portugal
on 16 January 2002. An EWFA meeting with
Commission responsible established that there is
restriction of trade activities. Commission to write
to Portugal and confirm the infringement of free
circulation of goods and urge withdrawal of the
regulation. If Portugal fails to comply, the
European Commission will bring the case before
the European Court of First Instance.

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hmmm, you think if i push it i might get away with it?

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I think that's right DW. I know the 'tuning' fraternity are complaining that they can't tint their windows.

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not sure about in Portugal but in the uk no problem for mot to have tinted glass or blacked out glass on rear side windows and rear screen, a slight tint is also allowed on the front windows in the uk,

also in the uksomething that can pass an mot can also get you points on your licence as the police use the road traffic act for what can and cant be fitted to a car and the ministry for transport use the mot testing guide. both very different

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