Yes this is it.
That kinda sucks. You would think the new law would only apply to new tint applied and grandfather in older tent that was legal under the Old Law. But I guess the only way to prove when you had it put on would be if you had the receipt. So does that mean everybody with window tint less than 70% now has to run out and get it removed. That's a bunch of crap.There is a new law here in New York State. It's about window tint. The tint that I had on my Charger will not pass the inspection rules. It states that the windows need to have 70% light pass through the four window doors. A fine of $150.00 is not good, so today I had the tint removed. The rear window I left alone because I have two side view mirrors which makes the rear window legal The price wasn't bad, just 40 bucks.
Good question!?!? My wife's Durango came with all rear tint!! Funny thing , when I brought it to get inspected randomly, they turned me down due to the tint. I sent my wife and her girlfriend back , low and behold, got an inspection!!! True story , pretty women get what they want!!!Is this for all windows? I'm pretty sure many cars come with 50% tint from the factory! Does the rule allow for factory tinting, since it can't be removed?
Unfortunately, yeah they would. That would suck, especially if you had just gotten something darker put on that was previously legal..... So does that mean everybody with window tint less than 70% now has to run out and get it removed. That's a bunch of crap.
We appreciate that understanding. Though to be completely fair, it's not entirely for our safety. Yes that's a part of it, but it also has to do with visibility while driving. Yes, you can usually see out of a car with tint easier than you can see in. However, there is a percentage of light being blocked which does mean there is some amount of view obstruction caused by the tint. People often say things like "I'll just roll down my windows if I need to see" but that's not always an option. What if you're driving down the road, it's a gloomy overcast day, and you don't see the kid on the bicycle that's about to cross an intersection you're about to go through? You don't know you need to roll down your window to see and I know people with dark tint aren't rolling them down every time they come to an intersection where cross traffic doesn't stop. Or what about a straight road when it's gray and gloomy outside? If someone is passing you and you can't see out the windows you could easily change lanes into them because you can't see them.This has to do with law enforcement. If the police stop you for a driving violation they want to be able to see you especially at night who might be inside a vehicle. I don't blame them. Their jobs are dangerous as is. If this will make it safer for them, well then off it comes.
Front windows (and some windshields) are commonly manufactured with 70%~80% on most cars now. I don't think I've ever seen a car with anything darker from the factory. SUV's, and 4 door trucks often have darker back windows that usually test 20%~35%, but they legally fit NY's new law because they don't fall into the "passenger car" category. They are Sport Utility Vehicles, and Trucks. (See below from R/T Muscle)Is this for all windows? I'm pretty sure many cars come with 50% tint from the factory! Does the rule allow for factory tinting, since it can't be removed?
Section 375 (12-a) of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law does not allow a windshield or front side windows that are dark.
Rear side windows must also allow at least seventy percent of light from the outside to pass through the window if the vehicle is classified as a
A vehicle falls into one of these categories if it is labeled “Passenger Car” on the Federal ID label found on the left front door panel.
Trucks and SUV's yes, cars not that I've seen. NY's new law still allows it on trucks and SUV's though, so the factory tint is still legal.Obviously State of NY once again failed to check any FACTS before passing yet another ridiculous law. Many, if not most cars made in the last 15 years or so came from the factory with dark-tinted rear side and back glass.....