4/6/2012 10:00:00 AM
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Truck owners are allowed to tint the windshields and side windows of a truckâ€™s cab, which could protect drivers from harmful sunlight, the International Window Film Association said.
IWFA cited a letter it received in October from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in which the agency said that regulations allow window tinting, as long as at least 70% of the light transmission gets through the window.
â€œThe clarification represents information that impacts millions of truck drivers who drive many hours at a stretch in â€˜big rigsâ€™ weighing more than 26,000 pounds,â€� Darrell Smith, IWFAâ€™s executive director, said in a statement.
Skin cancer is more prevalent in the left arm and left side of the face, likely due to increased exposure to harmful ultraviolet A light from driving, IWFA said.
IWFA sought FMCSAâ€™s guidance because law enforcement officers sometimes believe tint is never allowed on truck cab windows, the association said.
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