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Tinted Windows Are Illegal

Wed May 20, 2020

The SJPF Traffic Division is seeing an increase in the number of vehicles with tinted windows. Under the NB Motor Vehicle Act, any windows that block more than 30 per cent of light coming through, are not permitted to the left and right of the driver or the windshield.

Dark tinted windows are a concern for several reasons including it can block the driver’s vision and prevent officers from clearly seeing who is in the vehicle. The fine for failing to comply with this law is $172.50, vehicle could be towed and subject to a re-inspection and the loss of a driver’s license.

“Education is the key to ensuring motorists understand what is and isn’t acceptable for a motor vehicle in New Brunswick,” says Sergeant Mike McCaig, Head of the SJPF Traffic Division.

“Officers do not want to hand out tickets but need to ensure that driver safety is being adhered to at all times,” adds McCaig.

Jim Hennessy
Manager of Communications/Public Information
Saint John Police Force