This is a discussion on Window Tint Laws (please add to this) within the Exterior & Appearance forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by Scout01 I have had 4 different vehicles with 5% all around and not once ever been harrassed. ...
ive had 5% on all of my cars, my car now is black with 5% all round and a 40% on the windshield no problems from the police
nj u can have any tint on the back windows. they can even be painted. i just got a ticket for it and went to court and won.
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The laws regarding window film vary from province to province. The following are a summation of the laws in each province:
British Columbia - No film is permitted on the driverís compartment, right and left. Any film may be installed on the side windows behind the driver. Any film may be applied to the rear window, provided the vehicle has 2 exterior rear view mirrors.
Alberta - Same as British Columbia.
Saskatchewan - Same as British Columbia.
Manitoba - For driverís compartment, right and left, the minimum visible light transmittance, net, is 50%. The maximum visible light transmittance, net, is 35%. For windows behind the driverís compartment, the minimum Visible Light Transmittance, net, is 35%. Where film is installed behind the driverís compartment, 2 external rear view mirrors are required. The net figures that are allowed are enforced at plus or minus 5%.
Ontario - For the driverís compartment, right and left, no film can be installed that would substantially obscure visibility from the exterior. Behind the driverís compartment, any film can be installed.
Quebec - For the driverís compartment, right and left, the minimum Visible Light Transmittance is 70% on automotive net basis. Any film may be installed behind the driverís compartment, provided the vehicle is outfitted with 2 exterior rear view mirrors.
New Brunswick - Same as Ontario.
Prince Edward Island - Same as British Columbia.
Nova Scotia - No film is permitted on any glazing surface.
Newfoundland - Same as Ontario.
NOTE: Laws vary from province to province and may change at any time. Courage Distributing recommends you call your local police for the most current regulations in your province. Best efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of this website and the information contained within it. However, Courage Distributing Inc. and Courage Distributing West Inc. and/or its agents does not warranty (implied or expressed) that any of the material, content, information or data contained in this website is complete, accurate or current.
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Massachusetts is 35% front and then u can have the back as dark as 5%.....My Mr2 has 5% all around and i get stoped somtimes...granted only wen they hear my blow off
My wrx has 5% also but i have to get rid of it cause they stoped me one to many
Im in california i got 5% on the rear an two back windows it doesnt matter you can have those as dark as you want. but i got 4% on the two frontside windows i have to roll them when i see cops . i have no tint on Windshield but alot of people do.
but after awhile I put em back on, and darker, I just roll my windows down now, during the summer the tints really do help keep the heat out.
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Windshield Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 4 inches of the windshield.
Front Side Windows Must allow more than 70% of light in.
Back Side Windows Any darkness can be used.
Rear Window Any darkness can be used as long as you have side mirrors.
but it doesnt help much cause 70% is pretty much clear.
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(d) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), clear, colorless, and transparent
material may be installed, affixed, or applied to the front side windows,
located to the immediate left and right of the front seat if the following
conditions are met:
(1) The material has a minimum visible light transmittance of 88 percent.
(2) The window glazing with the material applied meets all requirements
of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 205 (49 C.F.R. 571.205),
including the specified minimum light transmittance of 70 percent and
the abrasion resistance of AS-14 glazing, as specified in that federal
(3) The material is designed and manufactured to enhance the ability
of the existing window glass to block the sun's harmful ultraviolet A rays.
(4) The driver has in his or her possession, or within the vehicle,
a certificate signed by the installing company certifying that the
windows with the material installed meet the requirements of this
subdivision and identifies the installing company and the material's
manufacturer by full name and street address, or, if the material was
installed by the vehicle owner, a certificate signed by the material's
manufacturer certifying that the windows with the material installed
according to manufacturer's instructions meets the requirements of this
subdivision and identifies the material's manufacturer by full name
and street address.
(5) If the material described in this subdivision tears or bubbles,
or is otherwise worn to prohibit clear vision, it shall be removed
Amended Sec. 77, Ch. 1154, Stats. 1996. Effective September 30, 1996.
Amended Sec. 1, Ch. 476, Stats. 1998. Effective January 1, 1999.
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TN has a 35% window tint law all around. I have 5% in the back 3 windows, and 15% in the front. Some cops can and will pull you over just for tint. Believe me I am one of those people with a $137.75 ticket for that and my front windows were all the way down.
here is what i found on the pa dot website. i cant wait to get mine done. deleted by accident now i cant post the actual page it says its to big. so heres a link.
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not sure whats legal in south carolina but i had 5% all around except front windshield. never got a ticket. but then again i get away with going 10 miles over the speed limit here as well. lazy cops? or maybe they have better things to do.
im in connecticut i know the back windows can be preety much as dark as you want as mine are preety dam dark not shure what percent but you cant see threw them at night (from inside) at least its hard. and you can not see threw them at all during the day so im guessing 5% or limo my front windows arnt darkend but i do know they will pull people over for it in my town alot of freinds get tickets for to dark front tints. but everytime i get a speeding ticket (they pull me over for 5-10 over they like harraseing the nice cars with the turbos. but yeah they just say roll down the back windows so i can see whats in your car witch is no big deal and understandable