Wednesday, October 7, 2015
WINDOW TINTING IN NEW YORK
My kids asked me about this and I found this information:
From the DMV website:
"Can I have tinted windows on my vehicle?
It depends. Section 375 (12-a) of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law does not allow a windshield or front side windows that are dark. The windshield and front side windows cannot block more than 30% of the light. Seventy percent or more of the light from the outside must pass through the window. This law also applies to the rear window unless the vehicle has outside rear-view mirrors on both sides. The mirrors must give the driver a full and clear view behind the vehicle.
If the vehicle is classified as a station wagon, sedan, hardtop, coupe, hatchback or convertible, the rear side windows must also allow at least seventy percent of light from the outside to pass through the window.
It is illegal to sell, offer for sale, or install glass that does not comply with this law. It is illegal to operate a vehicle with glass that does not comply with this law.
If you have a medical condition that requires you to have tinted vehicle windows, you can request an exemption from the law. Request form MV-80W from a DMV Office or Call Center."
Some further DMV links:
1. On obtaining convictions and standard of proof: http://dmv.ny.gov/forms/opinion1-09.pdf
2. On obtaining an exemption for medical reasons: http://dmv.ny.gov/forms/mv80w.pdf