Window Tint Violations
There are many reasons why individuals in the state of Georgia choose to tint their windows. However, darkening your windows too much can result in window tint violations.
Some of the most cited reasons include that motorists:
- desire to avoid climbing into a hot motor vehicle and that tint reduces absorption by inside the vehicle of heat from the sun,
- often drive around in the sun without sunscreen and wish to avoid sunburn, or
- wish to avoid impaired visibility while driving when the sun is either rising or setting.
Law enforcement in the state of Georgia is allowed to stop a vehicle if the officer suspects an individual is operating a motor vehicle in violation of Georgia window tinting laws.
There is instrumentation that law enforcement will use to determine whether an individual’s vehicle is in violation of these laws. For motor vehicle operators in the state of Georgia who are charged with window tint violations, it is often a wise idea to retain the services of a skilled Georgia accident attorney like the legal team at Yeargan & Kert, LLC who can make sure that your case is handled in the best possible manner.
How DUIs Can Be Connected to Window Tint Violations
A law enforcement officer is allowed to stop a motor vehicle operator if the officer believes that the individual’s vehicle has directly violated applicable window tint law.
Even if an individual is found to be in compliance with window tint rules, an individual might then be discovered to have committed another illegal act like driving the vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The legal counsel at Yeargan & Kert, LLC is particularly knowledgeable about how individuals should respond to these types of cases.
Applicable Georgia Law Regarding Window Violations
Georgia law refers exists regarding the placement of material that reduces light transmission through the windows of motor vehicles and controls how motor vehicle operators are allowed to tint the windows of a vehicle. Individuals are prohibited from tinting the front windshield of a motor vehicle and cannot reduce the light transmission through a motor vehicle’s rear windows to less than thirty-two percent within a range of three degrees more or less.
The light transmission includes the total amount of light that is allowed to pass through a surface measured against the amount of light that passes through the surface.
There are several exceptions in the state of Georgia to this thirty-two percent requirements. Even for exception cases to the thirty-two percent requirement, the motor vehicles must still not contain window tints below thirty-two percent light transmission.
The available exceptions include the following categories:
- Commercial and Government Vehicles. These vehicles are exempted under the applicable statute. Commercial vehicle, however, must follow different window tint restrictions.
- Factor Tinted Window. Motor vehicles in the state of Georgia that had the windows tinted before delivery by a factor will be granted an exception as well.
- Medical Conditions. A medical condition might restrict individuals from operating or riding in a motor vehicle without sufficient sunlight protection. In order to apply for such an exception, individuals must submit documentation by a physician or certified optometrist to the Department of Public Safety. If sufficient eyewear is available that will protect an individual from the sun, the Department of Public Safety will not allow such an exception.
Contact A Seasoned Atlanta Driving Citation Attorney at Yeargan & Kert, LLC
When individuals are charged with window tint violations, it is often a wise idea to retain the services of a skilled driving attorney like the legal team at Yeargan & Kert, LLC. Contact Yeargan & Kert, LLC immediately.