ORLANDO, Fla. – News 6 traffic safety expert Trooper Steve Montiero answers viewer questions and shares tips about the rules of the road, helping Central Florida residents become better drivers by being better educated.
The most recent question Trooper Steve addressed was from a viewer named Gidget who asked, “My husband wants to put his business name across the top of his windshield. If his view is totally unobstructed, is this OK?”
“It seems in today’s times it’s all about branding, if you want to get peoples attention,” Trooper Steve said. “People are starting to put logos and wording on their cars to make a dollar here and there.”
There are some stipulations to this.
“Florida’s law on tinting and screen coverings on your windows is the law that would apply to this,” he said. “If you’ve ever looked really close to the markings on the top portion of your windshield, you may have seen an indicator that reads ‘AS1.’”
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The AS1 line is a marking that provides an invisible boundary for how low a driver can place tint on the windshield.
“This would also apply if someone wanted write ‘getting results’ on their windshield. As long as the writing or tinting was above the AS1 line, then you’d be good to go. Anything below that line would be considered a nonmoving violation.”