With the sizzling Kansas temperatures lately, you may be thinking about tinting your vehicle’s windows or installing a new sun-screening device. Before you do, there are a few restrictions we would like to remind you of, which are listed in Standard Traffic Ordinance 181.
In summary, Standard Traffic Ordinance, Sec. 181. One-Way Glass and Sun Screening Devices: says no motor vehicle registered in this state and which is operated on the highways of this city shall be equipped with one-way glass or any sun-screening device, on the windshield, side wings, side windows or rear windows that do not meet the following requirements.
A sun screening device when used in conjunction with the windshield shall be non-reflective and shall not be red, yellow or amber in color. A sun-screening device shall be used only along the top of the windshield and shall not extend downward beyond the AS1 line, which is clearly defined and marked.
A sun screening device when used in conjunction with the side wings or side windows located at the immediate right and left of the driver, the side windows behind the driver and the rearmost window shall be non-reflective; and
The total light transmission shall not be less than 35% when a sun-screening device is used in conjunction with other existing sun screening devices.
This ordinance does not apply to the windows of a law enforcement motor vehicle, which is identified as such by words or other symbols on the outside of the vehicle. It also does not prohibit labels, stickers, or other informational signs that are required or permitted by law. Please remember this ordinance before you make any changes to your motor vehicle to avoid a citation. Darkened windows, less than 35% total light transmission, drastically affect the driver’s ability to see at night, creating safety issues. Please refer to the photos to gain some perspective.