Harlow Vision Zero Day casts a light on illegal window tints

I tinted my windows to hide my tools.”

This was one excuse from the 22 drivers stopped for tinted windows at yesterday’s Harlow Vision Zero day, after their vehicles were checked with Essex Polices’ light measuring equipment.

Illegally tinted windows on vehicles can significantly reduce visibility, particularly when driving at night, and are also an offence, which can lead to drivers receiving a fine or points.

By law, UK vehicle windshields must be able to let 75% of light pass through the glass, and for the front side windows, 70%.

Also, during Harlow’s Vision Day, our engagement team met supportive shoppers at Asda, who heard about Vision Zero, our objective for zero deaths on Essex’s roads by 2040.

Further on the enforcement side, 108 speeding motorists were recorded, and one motorist was arrested for drug driving.

A further 15 drivers were pulled over by officers for using a mobile phone, and 11 for not wearing a seatbelt.

Pupils from Henry Moore took part in School Speed Watch, where they observed an officer measuring speed with a TruCam, and learned about the dangers of speeding, whilst assisting with educating offenders spotted on the day, with a series of questions about their poor driving behaviour.

Want to play your part in making Essex roads safer?

Sign the Vision Zero pledge today: www.saferessexroads.org/visionzero

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