Updated 12/13/2021:

Ok, so you are not happy with the seemingly strict New York State law that says your car windows cannot be tinted as dark as you would like them? Are you a vampire? Is there a legit reason that you need to have your windows that dark? Maybe there is.

Let's dig into is a little bit more, the New York law that went into effect on January 1, 2017, basically said that for passenger cars the windshield and side windows cannot block more than 30% of the light. This law also applies to the rear window of a vehicle if it has been classified as a 'passenger car' unless you have a side mirror on each side of your car.

Confused? If you have taken your car in for its annual inspection and your car does not comply with the law, you'll be told.

Here are the reasons or ways that you can get around the law and get an exemption, keep in mind, these are all listed as medical reasons and you will need a form signed by your doctor. The link takes you to a PDF with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.

  • Porphyria
  • Xeroderma pigmentosum
  • Severe Drug Photosensitivity

Have you had to change your cars window tint because of this new law? Have you not been able to pass an annual inspection because of the is law? Have you gotten your windows tinted since this went into effect? How do your windows look? How dark are they? Are you happy with them or would you like to have them even darker?

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