Heed window tint rules

the OPP

The Rainy River District OPP is reminding the public about legislation that stipulates the level of window tint permitted on vehicles.
Vehicle owners and drivers should be aware of Section 73(3) of the Highway Traffic Act, which states:
“No person shall drive on a highway a motor vehicle on which the surface of the windshield or any window to the direct left or right of the driver’s seat has been coated with any colour spray or other coloured or reflective material that substantially obscures the interior of the motor vehicle when viewed from the outside of the motor vehicle.”
Simply stated, window tint that prohibits the view inside the vehicle could result in a $110 fine.
The OPP continues to patrol highways and communities to enforce laws that promote public safety. Helping to keep the roadways safe and secure can be a high-risk part of an officer’s job, and takes significant training and experience.
Being able to view inside a vehicle is crucial and laws have been implemented to promote public safety, including that of police officers.
The Rainy River District OPP is working with community partners and business owners to educate them as to the legal requirements.
Please ensure that if you have window tint on your vehicle, it complies with the Highway Traffic Act legislation.