In India, the country with the world’s worst car-tinting problems, cars are banned from windows that are too bright and have been accused of causing blindness and other health problems.
The move comes amid a campaign by the state government to make cars more visible, and more environmentally friendly.
In a bid to combat pollution, the state’s central government last year imposed an air quality ban for the entire state of Maharashtra.
The state has since enacted strict new pollution rules, but critics say the restrictions are too lax.
India’s car industry is already suffering from years of under-investment in improving the cars’ visibility.
According to an estimate by the World Bank, the Indian auto industry has lost more than $40 billion in value in the past five years.
India also has a poor track record of protecting the environment.
Its pollution is a primary cause of air pollution in the country.
The country has the world least-efficient air quality index, with more than 70 percent of the country’s pollution blamed on human activity.
The state government in Maharashtra has already proposed new rules to ban cars from windows with a high concentration of nitrogen oxide.
The plan will also make it illegal to drive with a window tinted white or black.
But the proposed regulations are being met with resistance from auto industry groups, and India’s automotive industry has threatened to go on strike if they are implemented.