|Originally posted by Fiero Vice:|
So, if the tint wears out, can we put on a new tint in its place as long as we have that AS1 label on the windshield? I noticed in the state of Pennsylvania, it says no tint in front is permitted. Does that means we have to replace the windshield again? Pure nuts!
Maybe in some states and others not.
Tint laws/rules vary by states and many PA rules/laws are copies of NHTSA FMVSS w/ minor changes to read as PA regs/laws like PA vehicle lighting
while others have reference to FMVSS.
Note that State's DMV sites often do not have all data in them but Skim the rules/laws.
Two places to look for rules/regs/laws
state "codes" are state laws .
state's DOT regulations.
For most items DOT regs have teeth like laws but can charge w/o warning etc because bypass state legislation process. Like NHTSA controls FMVSS under Laws to make cars safe... Many States give DOT and others Regulating Powers w/o going to State House for approval for every change or add a reg.
In your case, Try www.pacode.com
search under Title 67 Transportation. quick search for "glass tint" returned 28 matches but "sun screening" returned 39 matches and this... http://www.pacode.com/secur...ter175/s175.263.html
|§ 175.263. Sun screening location.|
(a) Windshields, side windows and side wings. A person may not operate, on a highway, a motor vehicle with a front windshield, side window or side wing that has been equipped with a sun screening device or other material which does not permit a person to see or view the inside of the vehicle. This subchapter does not prohibit the use of products or materials along the top edge of the windshield if the products or materials are transparent and do not encroach upon the AS-1 portion of the windshield as provided by FMVSS No. 205 and if the devices or materials are not more than 3 inches from the top of the windshield.
So You could try using AS1 mark as a aftermarket tint limit but still might fail to pass PA Inspection or get stopped by cops anywhere. Light aftermarket tint should pass while heavy or opaque sun bands may not or get stopped by cops.
AS1 lines are not always on drivers side of OE or Replacement tinted windshields. Many are on Pas side of windshield.
Right AS1 pic above is pas side of Fiero PPG replacement glass.
[This message has been edited by theogre (edited 03-30-2017).]