I wrote in the past about my dislike for tinted windows. So far I only had the perspective of another driver. Tinted windows don’t allow me to look through the rear of windows of cars driving in front of me, thus preventing me from observing the traffic ahead which can give you additional warning and therefore more time to react, i.e., tinted windows make the road less safe for other drivers.
In the past I argued that they also make it less safe for drivers of such vehicles, but I was only speculating about that.
No more, I had the pleasure of a Jeep Grand Cherokee rental car for the last week and drove it at night several times.
All windows except the driver, passenger, and front are tinted. And not even as dark as some cars you see on the road these days.
Rear vision at night on the street is noticeably impaired. Looking over my shoulder when changing lanes on the highway all I see is black. And trying to backup in a dark parking lot I might as well close my eyes, I’d see not much less.
I cannot imagine what it would be like to have my side windows tinted. I cannot understand why this is legal. Now having driven myself with tinted windows I am shocked that lawmakes allow such a gross impairment to everybody’s road safety.