Window Tint: How and When to Window Shade

Window tinting is very often misused on cars. Many people don’t realize that they are breaking the law when applying it to their car’s windows. It may seem like a good idea at first, but in fact, some types of window tint watson la are illegal. Auto dealers try to sell all kinds of tints for autos, but not every kind is legal everywhere in the United States for driver and passenger side windows.

Police officers do stop people driving with darker than allowed window shades because it’s illegal and unsafe – you can see only about half as well through the darkly-tinted glass as you can through clear glass – that leaves drivers less time to react and places other motorists and pedestrians at higher risk of injury or death because their view of the road is less clear.

The following gives you some basics about tinted windows and the laws in your state. If you have any questions, contact your local DMV.

Window tinting materials that reduce light by more than 50 percent are prohibited nationwide. This includes glazing materials not factory-installed on new vehicles, no matter how dark or reflective they may be. Some states allow a certain amount of window film to be applied to the windshield above the AS-1 line below which all original equipment safety features are located. However, it still should not impair the driver’s vision. In other words, if it’s blocking your view, then it is illegal.

Never tint your front side windows or front windshields red because this color cannot be seen from the outside, making it difficult for the driver to see traffic signals and other obstacles.

If you are in the market to have your windows tinted, keep these things in mind:

  • States that allow window film generally restrict how dark or reflective that film can be on front side windows and windshields.

The state of Maryland allows only a certain percentage of light penetration through your front side windows, but no more than 25%. Texas does not allow any front windshield tinting except for some medical exemptions but does allow up to 20% shade on rear side windows.

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