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(A) No person shall drive a vehicle when it is so loaded, or when there are in the front seat such a number of persons, exceeding three, as to obstruct the view of the driver to the front or sides of the vehicle or as to interfere with the driver’s control over the driving mechanism of the vehicle.
(47 O.S. § 11-1104(a))
(B) No passenger in a vehicle shall ride in a position as to interfere with the driver’s view ahead or to the sides or to interfere with his or her control over the driving mechanism of the vehicle.
(47 O.S. § 11-1104(b))
(C) It is unlawful for a person to sell, install or to operate a motor vehicle with any object or material placed, displayed, installed, affixed or applied upon the windshield or side or rear windows or within any object or material so placed, installed, affixed or applied in or upon the motor vehicle so as to obstruct or reduce a driver’s clear view through the windshield or side or rear windows, except as provided by this section.
(D) It is unlawful for any person to place, install, affix or apply any transparent material upon the windshield or side or rear windows of any motor vehicle if such material alters the color or reduces the light transmittance of such windshield, or side or rear windows, except as provided in this section.
(E) This section shall not apply to:
(1) Side or back windows that have a substance or material in conjunction with glazing material that has a light transmission of at least 25% and a luminous reflection of at most 25%;
(2) Front side wing vents and windows that have a substance or material not attached in conjunction with glazing material which is used by a vehicle operator on a moving vehicle during daylight hours;
(3) Rearview mirrors;
(4) Adjustable non-transparent sun visors which are mounted forward of the side windows and are not attached to the glass;
(5) Signs, stickers or other materials which are displayed in a 49 square-inch area in the lower corner of the windshield farthest removed from the driver or signs, stickers or other materials which are displayed in a 49 square-inch area in the lower corner of the windshield nearest the driver;
(6) Direction, designation or termination signs on buses, if the signs do not interfere with the driver’s clear view of approaching traffic;
(7) Rear window wiper motors;
(8) Rear window defrosters or defoggers;
(9) Rear trunk lid handle or hinges;
(10) Side windows to the rear of the driver or back windows that have a substance or material in conjunction with glazing material that has a light transmission of at least 10% and a luminous reflectance of at most 25% on all vehicles manufactured prior to 1996 year models, if the motor vehicle is equipped with outside mirrors on both left- and right-hand sides of the vehicle that are so located as to reflect to the driver a view of the highway through each mirror for a distance of at least 200 feet to the rear of the motor vehicle;
(11) Transparent material which is installed, affixed or applied to the topmost portion of the windshield if:
(a) It does not extend downward the AS-1 line or more than five inches from the top of the windshield, whichever is closer to the top of the windshield; and
(b) The material is not red or amber in color.
(12) Vehicles not subject to registration in the State of Oklahoma;
(13) This section shall not prohibit the use and placement of federal, state or political subdivision certificates on any window as required by applicable laws; and
(14) Louvered materials when installed as designed shall not reduce the area of the driver’s visibility below 50% as measured on a horizontal plane. When such materials are used in conjunction with the rear window, the measurement shall be based upon the driver’s view from inside the rearview mirror.
(F) Anyone found guilty of violating this section shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $200 and court costs not to exceed $42.
(`90 Code, § 20-85) (Am. Ord. 3139, passed 7-6-04)