HOW DARK CAN WINDOW TINT BE IN CALIFORNIA?
Originally Posted by s1k0
I had 5% on the back and 30% on the fronts, got pulled over. Removed and installed 15% and got pulled over last week after a year. Removed and installed 5% all around except the front windshield. I wanted to go 30% on the front windshield but I'm worried.Will post pictures.
Darkness of tint is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In California, this percentage refers to percentage of visible light allowed in through the combination of film and the window.
- 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.
Windows behind the driver can be as dark as a vehicle owner desires. But the windshield must be clear. And the front side windows -- on both the driver's and passenger sides -- must allow at least 70 percent
of light to penetrate into the vehicle.
Auto manufacturers make cars with a light tint because federal rules mandate a minimum of 70 percent of light get through.(like our Camaros)
Also cops enforce California's tint law the way they do the speed limit: They let people slide up to a point.
Also found this for the USA guys:
Andfound this for the CDN guys: