Are Velomobiles exempt from UK Window Tinting laws ? I know they are Exempt from speed limits, as speed limits only apply to Motor Vehicles. Is it the same with the Window tinting laws ?


1 Answer 1


Yes, window tinting law only applies to motor vehicles. https://www.gov.uk/tinted-vehicle-window-rules

editing in legal definition of vehicle as per your subsequent question:

Statutory Instrument 1994 No. 1519: The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 1994 stated that a ‘pedal cycle’ was defined as “a unicycle, bicycle, tricycle, or cycle having four or more wheels, not being in any case mechanically propelled unless it is an electrically assisted pedal cycle of such class as is to be treated as not being a motor vehicle for the purposes of the 1984 Act.”


A velomobile isn't a bicycle, by virtue of having more than two wheels. It is however a pedal cycle.

Additionally this means that you can have a couple of pints at the pub and ride it back home without having to submit to a breathtest or risk your driving licence AS LONG AS you are not unfit to ride through drink, or pedalling furiously...

  • that page does not specify motor vehicles, it only talks about vehicles. Can you link to the defining rules that say velomobiles are bicycles and bicycles are not vehicles (but are allowed on the road)
    – Móż
    Commented Aug 22, 2015 at 0:05

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.