Almost all cars in town have their windows tinted. It is the new fashion for all those who own vehicles. Every newly acquired car will have to be tinted before it gets on the road. There are, obviously, a number of reasons why one would wish to keep the inside of the car private. At the same time the public have good reasons to challenge the use of tints in car windows.
It is quite unfortunate and therefore ironical that the most important advantage of window tint is actually the most unknown. In most car accidents the people inside the car have always been sprayed with hundreds of tiny sharp pieces of broken glass. This may not be the case for a tinted glass because the strong adhesive tint film holds the cracked glass together preventing it from doing any damage.
Ever driven a car on a bright sunny day? If you have then you know how annoying and even hazardous a strong glare can be when you are trying to drive. To make your car glare proof tint is apparently the only option. Even lighter shades have the capacity to negate most of the problems caused by glare. The same tint also cuts out UV rays that may be harmful to your skin and also cause interior fading of the vehicle.
As you drive through some of the unsavoury parts of town you would wish to keep a low profile by guarding your privacy. You may also wish to protect the valuables inside the car out of sight to the people including thieves. This is only possible with tinted windows. Let’s say un tinted car windows are like a barbed wire fence; they only stop you from getting into the car but cannot stop you from seeing what is inside.
Last year Somali police banned the use of cars with tinted windows in Mogadishu with the excuse that they are a threat to security. Kenyan police also wanted to borrow a leaf from Somalia but their attempts to ban tinted cars fell on dead dry rock when the Kenyan Law society opposed the move. Generally speaking black films not only prevent traffic police from seeing the activity in the car but also aid in commission of crimes.
In some jurisdictions controlled tinting is allowed; for instance the front windscreen must let at least 75% of light through while the front side windows must let at least 70% of light through. Never the less, tinted glass in vehicles is seen as conducive to criminal activities and these cars have been brazenly used in such activities.