Oklahoma Window Tinting Laws
Oklahoma averages 139 clear days per year – more than almost any other state. That means there is plenty of sunshine.
To protect their skin and car’s interior from the sun’s damaging UV rays, many Oklahoma drivers opt to have the windows of their vehicles tinted. Window film can reduce glare, provide UV protection and keep car interiors cooler, but it can also get you in trouble if you choose the wrong product.
If you’re in the market for window tint, it’s important that you work with a reliable film dealer. If your tint is violation of Oklahoma’s window tinting laws, you could be on the hook for a hefty ticket.
Navigating Oklahoma’s Window Tinting Laws
According to the International Window Film Association, the state’s laws are as follows:
Cars can have non-reflective tint above the manufacturer’s AS-1 line on the windshield. Any tint on the front-seat, back-seat or rear windows must allow in at least 25 percent of light. In addition, film on the front-seat or back-seat windows may not be more than 25 percent reflective.
SUVs and vans can have non-reflective tint above the manufacturer’s AS-1 line on the windshield. Any film on the front-seat windows must allow in at least 25 percent of light, while tint of any darkness can be used on the back-seat and rear windows. Like for cars, film on the front-seat or back-seat windows must not be more than 25 percent reflective.
Cars, trucks and vans with tint on the rear window are required to have dual-side mirrors.
In Oklahoma, window film manufacturers need to certify the legality of the film they sell, so be sure to choose a product from a reputable manufacturer like 3M. Don’t forget to ask your window tint dealer if their products are certified.
Should you have a medical condition that creates sensitivity to ultraviolet light, you can apply for an exemption that allows you to have darker tint on your windows. For most drivers, however, legal tints should provide the desired effect.
Accent Distributing can connect you with a 3M Authorized Dealer near you.