Effective January 1st 2017, examination of tinted or shaded windows will be required during motor vehicle inspections. Section 375 (12-a) of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law does not allow a windshield or front side windows that are dark. The windshield and front side windows cannot block more than 30% of the light.
Since 1992, New York State law has required that all windshield and front side windows allow at least 70 percent of outside light to pass through. The new law is designed to better protect law enforcement by keeping vehicles with excessive tinting off the road.
Windshield: Must allow more than 70% of light in (non-reflective tint with any darkness can be used on top 6 inches). Front Side windows: Must allow more than 70% of light in. Back Side windows: Any darkness can be used.
Ok, so you are not happy with the new law that says your car windows cannot be tinted as dark as you would like them? The New York law.
What I don't understand is you make a law then you have to enforce it every direction. If I can't tint my windows, then why can our state governor drive around in New York.
This got a bit harder on January 1, 2017 with the implementation of the brand new window tint law in New York. This law didn't change.
New York Tint Law Enacted: 1991. How dark can window tint be in New York ... In New York, this percentage refers to percentage of visible light allowed in New York.
New York changed its car window tinting laws in January of 2017, click here to learn more about the changes. The New York State DMV has released a new video to educate drivers on New York State's new window tinting law.
Windshield: Non-reflective tint on the top 6 inches of the windshield is allowed. Front Side Windows: Must allow more than 70% of light in. Back Side Windows tint.
Tint laws specify the minimum amount of light transmittance on vehicles’ windows. Specific provisions for New York’s tint laws may be found in Section 375 (12-a) of the Vehicle and Traffic consolidated laws. The window tint laws in New York state were last amended in 1991.
It's a new year, and for some tint shop owners across New York State, it's bringing a lot of change. On November 28, 2016 Governor Cuomo.
It's been a month since New York State began implementing the testing of window tint during a vehicle's annual state inspection.