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§31-23.3-4  Exemptions. –

Published: 2015

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Motor and Other vehicles

CHAPTER 31-23.3

Nontransparent Windshields and Windows

SECTION 31-23.3-4

   § 31-23.3-4  Exemptions. –

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to:

   (1) Motor vehicles manufactured with windshields and window

glass areas equipped in accordance with specifications of 49 CFR 571.205 as

authorized by 15 U.S.C. § 1407.

   (2) Motor vehicles owned or leased by federal, state and

local law enforcement agencies.

   (3) The use of nontransparent or sunscreen material or window

application on motor vehicles which has a total visible light transmittance of

not less than seventy percent (70%) measured perpendicular to the surface of

the glass on the windshield and side windows immediately adjacent to the right

and left of the operator's seat, the side windows immediately to the rear of

the operator's seat and the front passenger seat or on the rear window if the

vehicle is equipped with two (2) outside mirrors, one on each side, adjusted so

that the driver has a clear view of the highway behind the vehicle.

   (4) The use of any transparent material limited to the

uppermost six inches (6") along the top of the windshield, provided the strip

does not encroach upon the driver's direct forward viewing area as more

particularly described and defined in applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety


   (5) Motor vehicles not required to be registered in this


   (6) The use of sunscreen material on windows behind the

driver in trucks, buses, trailers, mobile homes, campers, multipurpose

vehicles, charter buses, funeral service vehicles, or limousines, provided that

the vehicle is equipped with two (2) outside mirrors, one on each side, if

those mirrors meet federal standards adjusted so the driver has a clear view of

the highway behind the vehicle.

   (7) A motor vehicle registered in this state in the name of a

person, or the person's legal guardian, who has an affidavit signed by a

physician or an optometrist licensed to practice in this state that states that

the person has a physical condition that makes it necessary to equip the motor

vehicle with a sunscreening device which may exceed federal standards. The

division of motor vehicles, upon application of the individual, which shall

include the affidavit, shall issue a sticker to be applied to the driver's side

window to identify this exemption.

   (8) Any motor vehicle, registered and garaged within this

state, whose sole purpose is to provide executive security to persons within

this state. The owner(s) of the vehicle shall first seek and obtain written

permission from the local police chief where the vehicle is garaged and

registered before the waiver is granted.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1993, ch. 250, § 1; P.L. 1993, ch. 408, § 1; P.L. 1994, ch. 76,

§ 1.)