Car window tinting laws were passed with safety in mind, whether ensuring visibility for drivers on the road or police officers approaching pulled over vehicles. But each state’s law varies and this causes confusion on what is actually illegal. Moreover, the language in these laws can be quite technical. So to enjoy all of the benefits of car window film, you’ll first want to make sure you understand and follow the law in your state.

First you’ll need to familiarize yourself with the terminology used. In a nutshell, each law basically sets requirements for how much light can be transmitted through the window (“light transmittance”) and for how much visibility the glass allows (“luminous reflectance”). The requirements are usually higher for the front windshield than the side and back windows. The International Window Film Association has put together this chart that outlines the details of the law for each state. You can review the chart by clicking HERE. However, you’ll also need this Explanation of the State Law Summary Chart that includes the definitions of the different terms used.

If you have any questions about car window tinting laws, the team at Suntamers Window Tinting is ready to help! Contact Suntamers Window Tinting by calling 770-386-6170or emailing us at thesuntamers@gmail.com. We would be happy to discuss the vehicle tinting options with you.