Taillight Tint Laws in Illinois: Be Informed, Tint and Avoid Tickets!
Tail light tinting must comply with the legal regulations that are different in every state. Need to tint the taillights of your vehicle? Read this article and call us at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493 if you have any questions. Our 24/7 customer support will also give you a free estimate and book your appointment.Book appointment
Can I tint my tail lights?
When it comes to tinting, whether we are talking about car windows, headlights, or taillights, there isn’t one single federal law that applies to the entire country. Each state has its own laws and regulations. The taillight tint laws can be very strict in some states but more permissible in others. You should keep this in mind when traveling, because even if taillight tinting is allowed in your home state you may still get pulled over in another.
Vehicle Code on the taillight tinting in Illinois
Chapter 12, Section 12-201 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, states that the taillights of Illinois cars should emit a red light visible from at least 500 feet. Changing the other than that color is illegal in the state. Driving a vehicle with a smoked or tinted lens or cover is also not permitted, as stated in Chapter 12, Section 12-212. Red lights are only allowed to be used for the braking lights on the back of the vehicle, not for the front lights or any others in the interior or exterior of the car.
What taillight tinting can get you?
- Protection from road debris that could cause cracks and scratches
- A ticket for the application of films of “illegal” colors / VLTs.
Your tail light tint installer in Chicago
Tinting Chicago knows all the laws and will make sure that you never get a ticket for your tinted car! Visit us at 3621 N Harlem Ave. and 2720 W Grand Ave. in Chicago, IL, or at 1402 N Rand Rd in Palatine, IL, or call if you have any questions at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493.
Asked Questions See more
No, they are not legal. Taillights can only be red.
No, they are not legal either, and this is stated in Chapter 12, Section 12-212 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
Even though they are very bright and last for longer, unfortunately, they are not legal either when it comes to the braking rear lights.