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Police say more drivers getting tickets because window tint is too dark

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YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – State police say they are citing more people because their car windows are tinted too dark.

Pennsylvania law says on passenger cars, the side windows and rear window must allow over 70% of light into the vehicle. The windshield must also the same amount of light, but there is an exception for the top three inches.

On trucks, SUVs, buses and vans, the front side windows must allow over 70% of light, but the rear side and rear windows can be tinted to any darkness. The rule for windshields is the same as passenger cars.

Over 3,300 hundred drivers were cited for breaking the law in 2018 and police have pulled over over 1,000 people so far this year. Police said all those violations were from aftermarket products.

The fine is $25 dollars, but court costs and other fees mean you’ll pay much more.

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