Tinted Front Windows on Vehicles – What You Need to Know

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Tuesday Traffic Test Answer:

Vehicle windows can be tinted from the driver’s shoulders back, but NOT forward of the driver.”


So this means, absolutely no tinting of your front windshield whatsoever. Driver’s side windows? I suppose this would technically depend on the size of the driver and the size of the vehicle. Who would be bothered to tint 1/2 their window? (Don’t answer that).

This is a safety concern. If the drivers window is tinted, it can make it impossible to get eye contact. Eye contact is one the many requirements for defensive driving. If you have no idea which way a driver is looking, then it’s impossible to predict whether that driver is a threat to you or not.

Windows that come lightly tinted from the factory are fine, of course.

Carmen Cohoe

Carmen became a driving instructor at the age of 22 in beautiful North Vancouver, BC, and taught many drivers for almost a decade including brand new drivers, drivers from various countries, and seniors, using automatic & standard vehicles and a minivan. She created BC Driving Blog in 2012.

One thought on “Tinted Front Windows on Vehicles – What You Need to Know

  1. This is a very interesting from the title itself and it has a point, especially with the driver seat how he/she will be able to see the road if the front window is tinted?

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