What is VLT (Visible Light Transmission)?
The greater the number of tint, the more light that can pass through the tint. A VLT of 50% means that 50% of light can pass through the film. If the VLT (Visible Light Transmission) is 10%, then only 10% of the light can pass through the window, and that will appear darker.
Here are some general guidelines for window tinting in Nevada:
1.Windshield Tinting Tint:
- Non-reflective window tint is allowed beside the top of the windshield above the manufacturer’s AS-1 line in vehicle.
- The front side windows must allow over 35% of light in.
2.Front Side Windows Tint:
- Nevada law permits a minimum of 35% light transmission for front side windows tint.
3. Back Side Windows Tint:
- There are no restrictions on tint darkness for the back side windows in Nevada.
4. Rear Window Tint:
- There are no limitations on tint darkness for the rear window
- Tint on all windows must not be more than 20% reflective.
6. Medical Exemptions Tint:
Individuals with certain medicinal situations may be excused from these tinting regulations, but they usually require a certificate or documentation.
Always confirm the present laws with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or another official source before applying window tint to any vehicle window. Furthermore, tinting laws can also apply to other types of vehicles, such as trucks and SUVs, so be sure to check the exact regulations that apply to your vehicle type in Nevada.
Keep in mind that law enforcement officers may use tint meters to measure the darkness of window tint, and violating these regulations may result in fines or other penalties. It’s crucial to comply with the local laws to avoid any legal issues.
Why Does Nevada Limit the Window Tint?
There are practical reasons for that, most of which is related to public safety. One of the main reasons of car accidents is distracted driving and window tint can be one of the reason.
There are many reasons of distraction in driving, but texting or talking on mobile while driving are the main reasons. It is always easier to text and talk on phone, if no one can see into your vehicle. For avoiding this reason, Nevada City has taken the practical amount of not permitting anyone to tint vehicle window most of their windshield and to not use a shadier tint on the sides in the front of window. This way, law implementation can see into the vehicle and notice whether the driver is texting or talking on the phone or doing anything unethical, when they should be focused on driving.