Are tinted windows dangerous? 

On Behalf of | Jul 10, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Safety

Perhaps you’re an auto enthusiast who is looking to give your sporty car an extra edge? Tinted windows can offer a unique and stylish aesthetic. At the same time, there are also some practical benefits, such as reducing glare from the sun and protecting yourself from UV rays. 

There are some potential drawbacks though and some even claim that tinted windows are dangerous? Is this really the case? 

It depends on the tint percentage 

It’s possible for you to apply different tint levels to your windows. A tint that blocks more than 50% of the outside light sources could impair the vision of the driver. For this reason, the state of Ohio has implemented legislation that prohibits tinting beyond 50%. There are also some variations in terms of how much tint can be applied to the rearview, side and front windshields. 

Can other drivers see you? 

It’s important to not only consider the view of the driver with window tints but also whether or not other drivers can see them. Drivers rely on being able to see the body language of other road users as well as lights and signals. If the subtle messages that body language can provide are somehow blocked, then an accident may be more likely to occur. 

There is nothing wrong with improving the look of a vehicle, but it must be done with due care and within legislative parameters. If you’ve been hit by a driver who has failed in their duty of care to you, then you may be able to pursue compensation. Seeking legal guidance will offer you a clearer indication of what your precise options are. 

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