Tinted windows: there are more each year (2017)

Measurement carried out by Luchemos por la Vida in the City of Buenos Aires, in July/August 2017, over a total of 1.758 vehicles observed (1.342 private cars and 416 utility cars).


     Around 1.250.000 vehicles circulate everyday in the City of Buenos Aires with serious visual restrictions due to the use of tinted windows.


What difficulties do tinted windows cause on the driver?

     Above the levels allowed by law (up to 25% regular luminous transmittance in the case of windshields and up to 30% in the case of glasses different from the windshield) *

  1. Reduces the driver’s visibility of the exterior, shortening and obstructing vision of the surroundings, particularly during the hours of less daylight and at night.
  2. They render impossible the visual perception of the other drivers, that can adjust their movements better if they observe the behavior of the other driver. Ex.: seeing if he’s driving distracted, talking on the phone or arguing strongly is useful to take more distance than necessary from that vehicle and in case of overtaking it, to take special precautions.
  3. They impair the vision of the road obtained by looking “through” the vehicles that circulate ahead.
  4. They hinder control of the authorities on the use of safety belts and/or cellphone, headrests, number of occupants, use of child restraint systems,etc.

*According to reglamentation (annex F subsection of art. 30 subsection F of the National Traffic Law Nº 24.449, in title 5 that refers to “vehicle” and its characteristics.