There are a number of reasons why we want car window tinting beside from wanting the car to look good. But whatever our reasons are, we should know what window tint laws we have in our state to avoid violating them.
The law. The rules regarding window tinting can be found in the vehicle code section in your state so better check that out first before heading to a window tinter.
Most state laws are concerned with the amount of light transmittance the safety glass of the vehicle gets so if your car is above with the requirement they alow then you are not complying with their rules. Check the law regarding their requirements for light transmittance for the front side and rear windows because they are different.
Medical importance. If you have a valid vision-related condition then you may be exempted with window tinting laws since most states have a medical exemption when it comes to drivers with lupus, sunlight allergy, melanoma and photosensitivity.
If you are stopped by a traffic enforcer, just present your medical exemption documentation and the enforcer will not give you any violation.
Your documentation can contain:
- a prescription or a detailed letter from your doctor specifying your need for that specific tint.
- a detail about the specific amount of sunlight exposure you need for your medical needs.
- the vehicle plate number and type to which the tint is placed.
- the prescription duration and expiration date.
If you are unsure what laws are in place in your state, you can also ask your car window tinter so that they can guide you in your choices of tint.