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Kennewick Police Offer Window Tinting Education Event

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KENNEWICK, Wash.,  -- The Kennewick Police Department is holding a free "Window Tinting Education Event" on Saturday to educate the public on tinted windows.

A window tint ticket can cost a driver as much as $124.

According to the Washington State window tint law, the legal limit of window tint on vehicles is 24% light transmittance.  Passenger vehicles with window tint installed must meet the legal requirement on all windows.  SUVs, vans and pick-up trucks must meet the requirement on the driver and passenger side windows.  Mirror finish, red, gold, yellow and black materials are prohibited. 

The law has been in effect since 1987.

The education event will show drivers how to measure the darkness of a window tint as well as show the safety hazards associated with tints that are too dark.

According to Kennewick police, window tint that is too dark poses a risk to other drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians as it reduces visibility in low light conditions; especially at night.

The event is free to attend on Saturday, May 25th.  It begins at 9:30 am at the Southridge Complex.