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#1 LEO'n'DARTZ

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  09 August 2004 - 04:07 AM

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Country Front (forward B-Pillar)
Back (behind B Pillar)
Austria
AUTHORISED:
- Front side windows: clear safety films with a
light transmission of 95%. As of April/May 2004,
the legislation will be amended to set the light
transmission at 85%.
- Sunroofs
NOT AUTHORISED
- Windscreen
Limited to 20% VLT so long as window is not
marked with a V symbol. In such case only a
clear safety film is applicable.
Seek to have this 20% VLT restriction removed
and reduce the VLT of safety films from 95% to
87-88% which is more realistic (in terms of what
the industry can produce).
Belgium
AUTHORISED:
Provided that the VLT is higher than 70% (this
needs to be certified by the Glass Institute).
NOT AUTHORISED:
On M1 vehicles (except for window films installed
prior to 30 April 2003).
AUTHORISED:
Back-side windows and rear window without
limits of VLT.
In the case of the back windscreen, the car must
be equipped with at least one rear-view mirror in
the side opposite the driver.
Czech Rep
AUTHORISED:
Front-side windows provided that the sum of
the VLT (window + film) is equal or higher than
70%. Safety or combined films have to be
certified, same VLT regulation (I.e. clear films can
be applied to front side windows).
NOT AUTHORISED:
Front window (windshield)
AUTHORISED:
Back-side windows and rear window without
limits of VLT.
Provided that the film is certified.
Window Film Legislation in Europe
Last update 4 March 2004
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Country Front (forward B-Pillar) Back (behind B Pillar) EWFA Action
Denmark
AUTHORISED:
- Windscreen: minimum 75% VLT.
- Front side windows: minimum 70% VLT.
New regulation limits VLT to 40% behind the Bpillar
since April 2001 (formerly 70%).
Danish
authorities responded that -for many reasonsthey
did not see the need to withdraw the current
requirements. Considering the above, the EWFA
filed an official complaint with the European
Commission against Denmark, on 27 December
2002 for failure to comply with Community Law in
the area of window films on vehicles. The
complaint has been registered under the
following number: 2003/4152 (Denmark)
SG(2003) A/677/2.
Commission has drafted a letter to be sent on 30
march 2004. Denmark has two months to reply.
Estonia ABG-type system (see attached ABG Standard) ABG-type system (see attached ABG Standard) -
Finland
AUTHORISED:
- Windscreen: minimum 75% VLT.
- Front side windows: minimum 70% VLT.
AUTHORISED:
Back windscreen: VLT 70% for (M1, M1G-, N1-
tai N1G vehicles) provided that there are front
mirrors providing sufficient visibility to the rear. If
a rear break light, as a compulsory device, has
been installed to the back window of the car, it
may not be covered with a tinted film.
France
NOT AUTHORISED:
- Windscreen: except for a banner of max. 10
cm at the top, uniform dark tint, for solar
protection and small informative labels
- Front side windows
Films need to be homologated in an
appointed laboratory.
Applies UN-ECE R43.
AUTHORISED
Backside windows and rear window authorised
for solar protection only provided that the car is
equipped with two side mirrors.
Films need to be homologated in an appointed
laboratory.
Applies UN-ECE R43.
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Country Front (forward B-Pillar) Back (behind B Pillar) EWFA Action
Germany ABG-type system ABG-type system -
Greece
The current law states that the transparent parts
of a vehicle have to ensure that driver and
passengers are visible at all times. It seems that
dark tints are prohibited.
The current law states that the transparent parts
of a vehicle have to ensure that driver and
passengers are visible at all times. It seems that
dark tints are prohibited.

Hungary

AUTHORISED:
- Windscreen: minimum 75% VLT.
- Front side windows: minimum 70% VLT
- Windscreen + front side windows: clear
safety films and high UV films that have been
homologated by the Hungarian authorities can be
used with a VLT of 75%.
AUTHORISED:
- Back side windows: minimum 70% VLT
(passenger cars)
- Back-side windows and rear window without
limits of VLT (non-passenger cars)
- Windscreen + back side windows: clear
safety films and high UV films that have been
homologated by the Hungarian authorities can be
used with a VLT of 75%
NOT AUTHORISED:
- Back windshield

Italy NOT AUTHORISED
AUTHORISED:
Back rear and side-window with no VLT
limitation provided that the car is equipped with
rear-view mirrors on each side.
Italy will soon accept ABG certified films (with a
translation)
.................

Prior to that,
there were no uniform rules regulating the use of
window films, which were de facto prohibited due
to the provisions of paragraphs 1 and 6 of Article
71 of the Italian Codice della strada, which did
not allow changes to vehicle components.
Window films were thus not explicitly forbidden,
but rather indirectly forbidden due to the lack of
clear legislation regulating the sector.
Latvia ABG-type system (see attached ABG Standard) ABG-type system (see attached ABG Standard) -
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Country Front (forward B-Pillar) Back (behind B Pillar) EWFA Action
Lithuania Will resort to an ABG-type system after accession Will resort to an ABG-type system after accession -
Luxembourg NOT AUTHORISED
AUTHORISED (solar films):
Back-side windows without limits of VLT.
Rear window without limits of VLT provided that
the car is equipped with a rear-view mirror on the
right-hand side.
-
Netherlands NOT AUTHORISED
AUTHORISED:
Back-side windows and rear window without
limits of VLT.
Provided that the car is equipped with a rear-view
mirror on the right -hand side.
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 decre e does not
specifically refer to window film, their position is
only one interpretation of the law.
NOT AUTHORISED
Th If Portugal fails to comply, the
European Commission will bring the case before
the European Court of First Instance.
Poland
AUTHORISED:
- Windshield: 75% VLT
- Side window : 70% VLT
No films approved abroad are accepted in Poland
AUTHORISED:
Back-side windows and rear window without
limits of VLT.
Reflective films are forbidden.
No films approved abroad are accepted in Poland
Establish contacts with Polish authorities to
ensure that films tested and approved in other
countries can be commercialised in Poland.
Slovakia Same VLT values as in Czech Republic Same VLT values as in Czech Republic -
Slovenia
Pending Regulation Pending Regulation
. Slovenia is in the process of
developping an after-market specific legislation.
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Country Front (forward B-Pillar) Back (behind B Pillar) EWFA Action
Spain NOT AUTHORISED
AUTHORISED
Back-side windows and rear window without
limits of VLT.
Provided that the car is equipped with two side
mirrors.
The Spanish window film industry has filed
complaints with the European Commission for
non-respect of free circulation of window film
products without restrictions within the regulatory
boundaries of the European Union. The Spanish
government subsequently issued a Ministerial
Order (June 6th 2001) setting the technical
conditions and testing requirements that films
need to comply with in order to be authorised in
Spain. So far, no manufacturer or importer has
been able to certify any of their products, as
samples of the automotive glass required for
testing by the Ministerial Order are impossible to
be found on the Spanish market. (ref.
2003/4296) and has provided the European
Commission with arguments detailing why the
tests imposed by the Ministerial Order are not
realistic and go against the interest of the whole
industry.
Sweden
AUTHORISED:
Windows, including tinted coatings or film shall, in
the drivers field of vision have a visible light
transmission in both directions of minimum 75%
for the windscreen and minimum 70% for the
other windows.
AUTHORISED:
Windows, including tinted coatings or film shall, in
the drivers field of vision have a visible light
transmission in both directions of minimum 75%
for the windscreen and minimum 70% for the
other windows.
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UK

AUTHORISED:
- Windshield: 75% VLT for front screens
- "all other windows within the visual zone -
forward of the B-Post": 70% VLT
AUTHORISED
Back-side windows and rear window without
limits of VLT.

Edited by LEO'n'DARTZ, 09 August 2004 - 04:16 AM.

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