In the state of Florida, the legal maximum limit for window tint darkness is 50 percent. This means that the light that is allowed to pass through the windows cannot be more than 50 percent. The percent of light that is allowed to pass through the windows is measured by the Visible Light Transmission (VLT) percentage. The lower the VLT percentage, the darker the tint will be.
There are a few exceptions to this rule. The front windshield can have a strip of tint that is no more than 4 inches wide across the top of the windshield. The front side windows can also have a manufacturer’s logo or a decal that is no larger than 4 square inches.
If you are caught driving with illegal tint, you may be subject to a non-moving civil traffic infraction. This means that you would not receive any points on your driver’s license. You would, however, have to pay a fine. The amount of the fine varies, but it is typically between $100 and $200.
There are a few ways to avoid getting a ticket for illegal tint. The first is to make sure that your tint is within the legal limit. Another is to get your car windows tinted by a professional. This will ensure that your tint is correctly installed and within the legal limit.
If you do get pulled over for illegal tint, the officer may give you the option to remove the tint from your windows. If you are able to do so, you will not be fined. However, if you are unable to remove the tint, you will have to pay the fine.