In summer, the sun's rays can cause the vehicle interior to heat up considerably. In addition, the glare from the sun can affect the driver and lead to accidents. Because of this, tinted windows are becoming more and more popular, and many vehicles are being offered with tinted windows. However, not all of them are equipped with darkened windows ex works, which is why there are retrofit options such as films or even completely new windscreens - but beware, not everything is permitted. While tinting car windows has many benefits, there are some limitations: Window tinting itself is permitted and is generally the preferred method of minimizing heat and glare while driving.
Penalties/points for window tinting
When retrofitting tinted films, however, there are clear legal requirements regarding the permitted attachment. Anyone who does not comply with the regulations and illegally darkens their vehicle faces penalties and even points in Flensburg. But what exactly is allowed? Basically are just Window tints allowed, the one type approval own, otherwise the expires approval for the film and the car may no longer be driven with it.
To ensure the tint is legal, the inspection number of the film used must be visible on each individual pane. It is particularly important that the applied tinted film reduces the view from the vehicle and thus road safety not affected. According to § 30 StVZO, vehicles must be built and equipped in such a way that their operation in normal traffic does not harm anyone or endanger, hinder or annoy anyone more than is unavoidable.
Visibility through the windshield must not be restricted!
The most important windows for visibility are the windshield and front side windows - they must be one unrestricted view allow and allow not be darkened later. Even a transparent film is forbidden on the windshield, as it can create bubbles, waves and stains that reduce visibility. It is only permitted to attach a tinted strip to the upper edge of the windscreen which maximum 10 centimeters is wide. Tinting is permitted on the rear window and on the side windows from the B-pillar, provided there are exterior mirrors on the left and right. If no general type approval (ABG) is carried, the operating license expires and there may be a fine. This also applies if the tinting was not applied properly. When installing a completely new tinted window, make sure that it is a legal version.
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