Nevada Tint Law

266:58-a. Tinted Glass.


NRS 484.6195 Restrictions on tinting of windshield or side or rear window.


1. As used in this section, unless the context otherwise requires, 
   "light transmission" means the ratio of the amount of light 
   which is allowed to pass through a product or material to the amount 
   of light which falls on it.

2. Except as otherwise provided in subsections 3, 4 and 5 a person shall not:

(a) Place, install, affix or apply upon the windshield or any side or 
    rear window of a motor vehicle which is required to be registered 
    in this state; or

(b) Operate on any highway a motor vehicle required to be registered 
    in this state on which there has been placed, installed, affixed
    or applied upon the windshield or any side or rear window of the 
    motor vehicle, any transparent material which alters the color or
    reduces the light transmission of the windshield or side or rear
    window.

3. The prohibition set forth in subsection 2 does not apply to:

(a) A window that is to the immediate right or left of the driver 
    if the window is:

(1) Nonreflective; and

(2) Has a total light transmission through the combination, if any, 
    of transparent material and safety glazing of not less than 
    35 percent with a tolerance of 7 percent.

(b) A side window that is to the rear of the driver, or a rear 
    window, if the vehicle has outside mirrors on each side that 
    are located so as to reflect to the driver a view of
    the highway through each mirror for a distance of not less 
    than 200 feet to the rear of the vehicle.

(c) Any transparent material that is installed, affixed or applied
    to the topmost portion of the windshield if:

(1) The bottom edge of the material is not less than 29 inches
    above the undepressed driverís seat when measured from a point
    5 inches in front of the bottom of the backrest with the driverís
    seat in its rearmost and lowermost position with the vehicle on a
    level surface; and

(2) The material is not red or amber in color.

4. The prohibition set forth in paragraph (b) of subsection 2 does
   not apply to a motor vehicle with a model year of 1993 or older,
   if transparent material was placed, installed, affixed or applied
   upon the windshield or any side or rear window of the motor vehicle
    before July 1, 1993.

5. This section does not prohibit the operation or sale of a motor
   vehicle which has a windshield or windows that are covered by
   or treated with any material, if the vehicle was sold when new
   or could have been sold when new with such material as standard
   or optional equipment without violating any federal statute or
   regulation governing the sale at the time of manufacture.

6. The director may, by regulation, provide for exemptions and
   exceptions from the provisions of subsection 2.

7. For the purposes of NRS 483.473, a violation of subsection 2
   is not a moving traffic violation.

(Added to NRS by 1993, 2433)




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