Originally Posted by madman2k
Not true unless they changed the law in the last few months. I believe the legal limit is something like 15-20%. I got mine done at SD Tint. They did a great job. I did 90% in the back window and 45% on the sides. Just roll the windows down if you get pulled over.
From the CHP website.....
Can I put after-market tinting on the windows of my vehicle?
The main requirements for legal window tinting in California are:
- The windshield and front driver's side and passenger's side windows cannot receive any aftermarket tinting.
- If the rear window of a vehicle is tinted, the vehicle must have outside rearview mirrors on both sides.
The law prohibits any person from driving any motor vehicle with any object or material placed, displayed, installed, affixed, or applied upon the windshield or side or rear windows, with certain limited exceptions.
However, legislation signed into law effective January 1, 1999, exempts from the above prohibition specified clear, colorless, and transparent material that is installed, affixed, or applied to the front driver and passenger side windows for the specific purpose of reducing ultraviolet rays. If, as, or when this material becomes torn, bubbled or otherwise worn, it must be removed or replaced.
Usually, rolling your windows down will not help....that is usually the reason they are pulling you over....I know. it has happened twice to me now. First time I received a warning....second time a fix it ticket