South Dakota Tint Law

TITLE 32. MOTOR VEHICLES
CHAPTER 32-15. VEHICLE AND ACCESSORY SPECIFICATIONS

32-15-2.4. One-way glass, adhesive film, or other glaze in windshield or front side windows prohibited - Violation as misdemeanor.

No motor vehicle required to be registered in this state and which is operated on the highways of this state may be equipped with one-way glass or any adhesive film or other glaze or application on or in the front windshield, side wing vents, or side windows on either side forward of or adjacent to the operator's seat, which reduces the light transmittance of such windows to the combined level below thirty-five percent, with an enforcement tolerance of nine percent. A violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.

Source: SL 1988, ch 257, 1; 1989, ch 255, 231; 1994, ch 257, 1.

32-15-2.5. One-way glass, adhesive film or other glaze in rear window prohibited - Violation as misdemeanor.

No motor vehicle required to be registered in this state and which is operated on the highways of this state may be equipped with one-way glass, adhesive film or other glaze in the rear windows behind the operators seat that reduces light transmission below twenty percent, with an enforcement tolerance of nine percent. A violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.

Source: SL 1988, ch 257, 2; 1989, ch 255, 232; 1994, ch 257, 2.

32-15-2.6. Definition of terms.

Terms used in this chapter mean:

(1) "Light transmission," the ratio of the amount of total light to pass through a product or material to the amount of total light falling on the product or material and the glazing;

(2) "Dealer," any person who engages in the manufacture of or installation of a film, glaze or application for motor vehicle windshields and windows or fabricates, laminates, or tempers a safety glazing material during the manufacturing or installation process to incorporate the capacity to reflect or reduce the transmission of light.

Source: SL 1989, ch 268, 1.

32-15-2.7. Manufacturer certification of compliance with light transmission specifications.

Each manufacturer of film, glaze, or other application for a motor vehicle windshield or window shall certify to the department of commerce and regulation that the film, glaze or application the manufacturer makes or installs complies with the light transmission specifications of 32-15-2.4 and 32-15-2.5.


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Last Updated : Nov 4, 1997