New Jersey to Review 100-Year-Old Tint Law

November 29th, 2023 by Casey Flores

A change may be coming to New Jersey’s tint laws.

Due to a number of court cases challenging its laws regarding window tint, the New Jersey Law Revision Commission will review whether or not the laws need to change.

The specific laws include N.J.S. 39:3-74, which states:

“No person shall drive any motor vehicle with any sign, poster, sticker or other non-transparent material upon the front windshield, wings, deflectors, side shields, corner lights adjoining windshield or front side windows of such vehicle other than a certificate or other article required to be so displayed by statute or by regulations of the commissioner.”

And N.J.S. 39:3-75: “No person shall drive any motor vehicle equipped with safety glazing material which causes undue or unsafe distortion of visibility.”

There were 45,495 citations under the current law last year, and another 43,624 through October of 2023, according to the New Jersey Monitor.

So far, the industry is in a holding pattern until the review takes place.

“We have our state legislative consultant apprising us of any updates as they come in, but so far there have been no discussions by the Commission,” says Blake Carter, executive assistant at the International Window Film Association. “The International Window Film Association is committed to helping the New Jersey Commission any way we can to get an educated and fair review for window film in their state.”

A summary of the review can be found here.

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