A person washing car windows on the street this morning has sparked a complaint to police.

A morning commuter told the Bay of Plenty Times the window washer was darting in and out of moving traffic at the intersection of 15th Ave and Fraser St around 9am.

"I was more worried about his safety," the commuter said.

A police spokeswoman said officers attended a report of window washing about 9.25am.

An amendment to the Land Transport Act introduced an infringement offence relating to window washing on roads in August last year, the spokeswoman said.

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This enables an infringement notice to be issued to pedestrians who wash or offer to wash a vehicle or part of a vehicle on a road unless the vehicle is parked. A $150 fine can be issued by police.