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Body, Structure and General Items - 6.9 Glazing Class 5 Only

Information
This inspection applies to Class 5 vehicles only. Equipment or objects not originally fitted to the vehicle as part of the original design should not obstruct the drivers view. Obstruction to vision can result from any crack, discoloration or opacity in a windscreen or window, an item attached to the glass or on the vehicle or a modification to the vehicle.

Safety glass means glass which, if fractured, does not fly into fragments likely to cause severe cuts.

Safety glass can be identified by evidence of one of the following markings:
BS 857
BS 5282 not acceptable on vehicles first used on or after 1 April 1985
TP GS or TP GSE glass made in France, not acceptable on vehicles first used on or after 1 October 1986
BS AU 178
an E mark including the number 43R
an e mark followed by a number, e.g. e11, in a square. Marking is not required for safety glass on vehicles first used before 1 June 1978.

Safety glazing means material other than glass which is so constructed or treated that if fractured does not fly into fragments likely to cause severe cuts.

There is no marking requirement for safety glazing
Method of Inspection
1. Sit in the drivers seat and check that there is a reasonable view of the road through the windscreen and windows wholly or partly on either side of the drivers seat.

2. Check presence and security of all windscreens, side, roof or rear windows, or internal screens or partitions.

3. Visually check the condition of all windscreens, internal screens and partitions, side, rear, roof and door windows for cracks and surface damage.

4. Check for presence, security and condition of guard rails or barriers at windows, internal screens or partitions.

5. On vehicles first used before 1 January 1959, check as far as is practicable, that glass fitted to windscreens and outside windows facing to the front is safety glass.

6. On vehicles first used on or after 1 January 1959, check as far as is practicable, that if glass is used for windscreens or any outside windows it is safety glass.

7. On vehicles first used on or after 1 June 1978, check that:
a. windscreens and other windows wholly or partly on either side of the drivers seat, are made from safety glass Note: Security vehicles or vehicles being used for police purposes may alternatively be fitted with safety glazing.
b. all other windows are made from safety glass or safety glazing.

8. On vehicles first used on or after 1 April 1988, check that any windows forming all or part of a screen, partition or door in the interior of the vehicle are safety glass or safety glazing.
Reason for Rejection
1.
a. The presence of an object which seriously restricts the drivers view of the road ahead, bearing in mind the original design of the vehicle
b. any crack, surface damage or discoloration which seriously restricts the drivers view of the road to the front or side.

2. Any windscreen, window, internal screen or partition missing or so insecure that it is likely to fall out in normal use or cause injury to any person on the vehicle.

3. A crack or surface damage in glass or other transparent material that presents a danger to any person on the vehicle.

4. A guard rail or barrier at a window, internal screen or partition missing, insecure or damaged to the extent that injury to passengers is likely.

5. Glass used for a windscreen or an outside window facing to the front is obviously not safety glass.

Note: This does not apply to the upper deck of double decked vehicles.

6. Glass used for a windscreen or an outside window is obviously not safety glass.

7.
a. The windscreen and/or other windows wholly or partly on either side of the drivers seat are not made from safety glass
b. all other windows not made from safety glass or safety glazing.

8. A window forming part or all of a screen, partition or door in the interior of the vehicle not made from safety glass or safety glazing.





Reproduced from the MOT Inspection Manual by kind permission of THE VEHICLE INSPECTORATE.
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