Window Tint Should Not Be A Crime

January 25, 2018

Please, California, follow Iowa's lead. If 75% of the population is doing something like tinting their car windows, it makes sense that it should be legalized. Sitting in traffic on the freeway with the August Socal sun blasting through clear glass is less than pleasant as my left ear will confirm. I'm a victim of skin cancer. Iowa has the right idea. A bill was introduced that allows for window tinting if it meets the minimum standard of 35% light transmittance. The bill was introduced and referred to a transportation subcommittee. Currently, California law states no person shall place, install, affix, or apply any transparent material upon the windshield, or side or rear windows, of any motor vehicle if the material alters the color or reduces the light transmittance of the windshield or side or rear windows, except as provided in subdivision (b) , (c) , or (d) of Section 26708.