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SALT LAKE CITY — Rep. Jordan Teuscher, R-South Jordan, says he learned of Utah’s window tinting law the hard way.
He was cruising through Utah some time ago — 2014, per state court records — in a car he had purchased in California when he was pulled over by an officer, who, during a traffic stop, began to inspect Teuscher’s windows.
Using a special meter to measure the light of the windows, the officer told Teuscher that the windows were 5% off the state’s maximum visible light transmission rate, and issued him a citation.
The Utah Legislature, on the last day of the legislative session, last Friday, passed a bill that allows automotive tint limits to be relaxed a bit, reducing the visible light transmission rate of a front side window from 43% to 35%. It also allows for a 5% tolerance to account for variables, meaning the owner of a car with a 30% visible light transmission rate wouldn’t get a ticket, either.
Written by CARTER WILLIAMS, KSL.com
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