Could Wearing Sunglasses Whilst Driving Land You With A Large Fine?

UK drivers are being warned about the type of sunglasses they are wearing while on the roads.

The weather is improving in the UK, enjoying a mini-heatwave last week, as the summer approaches.

Sunglasses will almost become a staple for drivers in Britain to reduce the glare of the sun, but they could also land you in trouble.

In fact, drivers could land a fine of up to £2,500.

Rule 237 of the Highway Code dictates that “if you are dazzled by bright sunlight, slow down and if necessary, stop.”

The Highway Code

The Highway Code also states that you should never wear sunglasses or tinted lenses for driving at night or when visibility is poor.

There are also two major things you need to think about in regards to sunglasses – How dark the tint is and how much light they let in.

Visibility must not be impaired in anyway by the sunglasses and they must also not be too darkly tinted.

This is why motorists must not what Class 4/Category 4 sunglasses as they will filter between three and eight per cent of light.

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