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47-12-422.


47-12-422.
   
   A. As used in this section:
   
   1. "Glass coating material" or "sunscreening devices" means materials,
   films, applications or devices which are used in conjunction with
   approved vehicle glazing materials for the purpose of reducing the
   effects of sun;
   
   2. "Light transmission" means the percentage of total light which is
   allowed to pass through a window;
   
   3. "Luminous reflectance" means the ratio of the amount of total
   light, expressed in percentages, which is reflected outward by the
   glass coating material or sunscreening device to the amount of total
   light falling on the glass coating material;
   
   4. "Manufacturer" means:
   
   a. a person who engages in the manufacturing or assembling of
   sunscreening devices, or
   
   b. a person who fabricates, laminates, or tempers glazing materials,
   incorporating the capacity to reflect or to reduce the transmittance
   of light during the manufacturing process;
   
   5. "Multipurpose vehicle" means any vehicle capable of carrying goods
   or persons and which is manufactured on a truck frame; and
   
   6. "Window" means the windshield, side or rear glass of a motor
   vehicle, including any glazing material, glass coating or sunscreening
   device.
   
   B. It is unlawful for a person to sell, install, or to operate a motor
   vehicle with any object or material placed, displayed, installed,
   affixed, or applied upon the windshield or side or rear windows, or
   with any object or material so placed, displayed, installed, affixed,
   or applied in or upon the motor vehicle so as to obstruct or reduce a
   driver's clear view through the windshield or side or rear windows,
   except as provided by this section.
   
   C. It is unlawful for any person to place, install, affix, or apply
   any transparent material upon the windshield or side or rear windows
   of any motor vehicle if such material alters the color or reduces the
   light transmittance of such windshield or side or rear windows except
   as provided in this section.
   
   D. This section shall not apply to:
   
   1. Side or back windows that have a substance or material in
   conjunction with glazing material that has a light transmission of at
   least twenty-five percent (25%) and a luminous reflectance of at most
   twenty-five percent (25%);
   
   2. Front side wing vents and windows that have a substance or material
   not attached in conjunction with glazing material which is used by a
   vehicle operator on a moving vehicle during daylight hours;
   
   3. Rearview mirrors;
   
   4. Adjustable nontransparent sun visors which are mounted forward of
   the side windows and are not attached to the glass;
   
   5. Signs, stickers, or other materials which are displayed in a
   forty-nine-square-inch area in the lower corner of the windshield
   farthest removed from the driver or signs, stickers, or other
   materials which are displayed in a forty-nine-square-inch area in the
   lower corner of the windshield nearest the driver;
   
   6. Direction, designation, or termination signs on buses, if the signs
   do not interfere with the driver's clear view of approaching traffic;
   
   7. Rear window wiper motors;
   
   8. Rear window defrosters or defoggers;
   
   9. Rear truck lid handle or hinges;
   
   10. Side windows to the rear of the driver or back windows that have a
   substance or material in conjunction with glazing material that has a
   light transmission of at least ten percent (10%) and a luminous
   reflectance of at most twenty-five percent (25%) on all vehicles
   manufactured prior to 1996 year models, if the motor vehicle is
   equipped with outside mirrors on both left and right hand sides of the
   vehicle that are so located as to reflect to the driver a view of the
   highway through each mirror for a distance of at least two hundred
   (200) feet to the rear of the motor vehicle;
   
   11. Transparent material which is installed, affixed, or applied to
   the topmost portion of the windshield if:
   
   a. it does not extend downward beyond the AS-1 line or more than five
   (5) inches from the top of the windshield, whichever is closer to the
   top of the windshield, and
   
   b. the material is not red or amber in color;
   
   12. All windows to the rear of the driver's seat in a vehicle licensed
   as a bus, as defined by Section 1-105 of this title, or a taxicab, as
   defined by Section 1-174 of this title; and
   
   13. Vehicles not subject to registration in the State of Oklahoma.
   
   E. This section shall not prohibit the use and placement of federal,
   state, or political subdivision certificates on any window as are
   required by applicable laws.
   
   F. Louvered materials, when installed as designed, shall not reduce
   the area of the driver's visibility below fifty percent (50%) as
   measured on a horizontal plane. When such materials are used in
   conjunction with the rear window, the measurement shall be made based
   upon the driver's view from inside the rearview mirror.
   
   G. Each manufacturer shall certify to the Commissioner of Public
   Safety that the product or material he manufactures or assembles is in
   compliance with the reflectivity and transmittance requirements of
   this section.
   
   H. A person who sells or installs objects or materials regulated by
   this section shall set forth in a written statement, which shall be a
   part of the contract for sale or installation, that the installation
   of such object or material to the driver's or passenger's side window
   may be illegal in some states. Such notice shall be in bold-face type.
   
   I. The Commissioner of Public Safety, upon application from a person
   required for medical reasons to be shielded from the direct rays of
   the sun, supported by written attestation of such fact from a
   physician licensed pursuant to Section 495 of Title 59 of the Oklahoma
   Statutes, may issue an exemption from the provisions of this section
   for a motor vehicle belonging to such person or in which such person
   is a habitual passenger. Any person may operate a vehicle or alter the
   color or reduce the light transmitted through the side or rear windows
   of a vehicle in accordance with an exemption issued by the
   Commissioner.
   
   J. Any person who violates any provision of this section, upon
   conviction, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished as
   provided for in Section 17-101 of this title.
   
   K. The provisions of this section shall not apply to implements of
   husbandry as defined by this title.
   
   L. The provisions of this section shall not apply to automobile
   manufacturers that comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard
   205 or to multipurpose vehicles with windows that are in compliance
   with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 205, regardless of whether
   the glass coating material or sunscreening device is added by the
   automobile manufacturer or a manufacturer as defined by this section.
   
   M. The provisions of this section shall not apply to law enforcement
   vehicles which are owned by the state or a political subdivision
   thereof.
   

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