Why Police Hate Illegal Window Tint
Installing window tint on your vehicle not only enhances its appearance but can noticeably reduce the inside temperature during the summer months. A word of caution if you opt to install the darker window film products, you may discover the police may have an issue with it, and here’s why.
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How Dark is too Dark?
There is no one size fits all regulation as to what degree of tinting is allowed on a vehicle. For individuals who travel from province to province with their vehicles, this can pose a problem. For example, Nova Scotia only allows the small strip of rear tinting from the manufacturer-nothing after market, while Quebec gives tinting the nod, as long as up to 70% of the light gets through. B.C. has a ban on front window tinting. FindLaw Canada has all the details.
A general rule is that law enforcement officers must have a clear line of vision through both front windows of a vehicle at all times.
The only time darker tint products are allowed, is when drivers or passengers have health conditions aggravated by excessive sun exposure. In this case, a recent doctor’s note must be produced to law enforcement if requested.
Before you tint your vehicles windows, make sure you consult with your local tint shop as they will direct you to the right product best suited for you.