ELi5 : Why do we we have screens on our windows at home but not on our windows in cars?

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ELi5 : Why do we we have screens on our windows at home but not on our windows in cars?

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Windows on a car generally are used for transactions – drive thrus, handing cash, cards, and IDs to others. A screen would inhibit that greatly, and I think that a screen would get blown off easily on a car, regardless if the screen was on the inside or outside of the car. A screen can also inhibit your ability to accurately see in the side mirrors. Screens create weird swirly patterns because of the # pattern (dunno the exact science) that your eyes would have to adjust to see through. That takes less than a second but in driving that half second can be life or death. Generally screens are obstructions to the driver’s vision and for conducting transactions. It also may obstruct a police officer’s ability to see the driver (a similar reason for why tinted windows aren’t legal everywhere).

Windows in a home are not meant for such transactions, and are generally for keeping everything but sunlight out, so screens are a good way still doing that AND letting air in. Most homes aren’t accelerating so the screens wouldn’t have to handle that. Also screens might slightly obstruct your vision of the outside and inside of the home, but I’m guessing not many things are accelerating towards the average window where a person needs to duck or dodge something coming from outside.