i have also read this :-It used to be that anything that obscured the view of the road by more than 10mm zone A and more than 40mm remaining swept area would fail, however VOSA changed the idea by saying the NT had to be sat in the drivers seat when assessing the criteria, so damage behind the interior mirror greater than 040mm which cannot be readily seen is a pass and advise, then if the wiper blade length is encroaching over the sunstrip, and you can't see the blade through it, then you can't prove the blade is more than 10mm or 40mm over it, and therefore the sunstrip does not encroach into the zone A or swept area beyond the criteria, so again a pass and advise. Now if the sunstrip is so low that you just know the presenter is taking the P*ss, and your eye line is over it then I would probably fail it at that point.
ill check it when i next have chance and see how much it fouls by.. personally i think it will pass.. and if you get the tint one that looks factory fit i dont think many mot places are botherd..as i understand it from local traffic police, a sunstrip cannot go more than 20mm into sweep of wipers, regardless of inside, outside, solid, or tinted, however the factory fitted top-tinted windscreens are no problem, many of which go much more than 40mm into wiper sweep, work that 1 out???i drive a transit connect van, and i had a vinyl exterior sunstrip on mine with company livery on it and still had a bigger screen area than just about anything else on the road, the screens in these vans are huge to start with and they have the biggest sunvisors in history, they come twice the distance down the screen than the vinyl did, needless to say the local plod werent 2 happy about it mostly because my van isnt tinted so they had to find something else wrong with it, i also just changed the wiper blades to compensateanyway, as far as i understand anything more than 40mm into wiper sweep is an mot failure
4. In Zone 'A'a. This inspection applies to All vehicles ( including those with opening windscreens)Windscreen Referring to the diagram aboveexamine the swept area of the windscreen and the driver's view through it. 4. In Zone 'A'damage not contained within a 10mm diameter circle, orb. a windscreen sticker or other obstruction encroaching more than 10mmc. a combination of minor damage areas which seriously restricts the driver's viewIn the remainder of the swept area:d. damage not contained within a 40mm diameter circle, ore. a windscreen sticker or other obstruction encroaching more than 40mmNote: All the items listed in the information column should be taken into account before rejecting a vehicle.Zone A is
in swept area of windscreen
centred on the centre of the steering wheelSun VisorsSunvisors fitted to the driver's side, which cannot be stowed in the 'off screen' position and which drop down obstructing the view through the swept area of the windscreen are a reason for rejection. A similar defect on the passenger side sunvisor is not a reason for rejection.