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Measuring Tint Strip?

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So when they say 5" from the top of the windshield in the laws regarding the Windshield As1 line strips, where at the top do you measure from? I have a new F150 and the roof is tiered in the middle at the top of the glass. I'm also running a contoured strip (straight).

 

So is the measurement of 5" taken from the outside of the vehicle or the inside? And does the non clear part of the windshield count behind the molding? It's only a 3" strip in the center from the inside and 5.5" on the edges due to the tiered roofline.

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The reasonable assumption would be that it's measuring the clear area of the windshield at the strips furthest point, in your example it would be that 5.5" measurement. You would need to look up the exact wording of the statute for your individual state to see if it outlines where and how to measure. Most likely you'll find that it isn't clearly laid out and in the event of a citation you could argue it in court and potentially get it dismissed due to the ambiguity of the law as long as you're hitting a legal measurement in some fashion. 

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40 minutes ago, highplains said:

The reasonable assumption would be that it's measuring the clear area of the windshield at the strips furthest point, in your example it would be that 5.5" measurement. You would need to look up the exact wording of the statute for your individual state to see if it outlines where and how to measure. Most likely you'll find that it isn't clearly laid out and in the event of a citation you could argue it in court and potentially get it dismissed due to the ambiguity of the law as long as you're hitting a legal measurement in some fashion. 

So starting at the edge of the dot matrix at the top? Just wondering in general where they measure from.

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