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Old 02-11-2009, 09:46 PM   #51
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Isn't that kind of like locking the driver's door and leaving the others unlocked?
What?

I'm confused.
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:42 AM   #52
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Do you not believe that it is important for other drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to see the driver?

If you come flying up to a stop sign at an intersection where I have the right of way only a couple of car lengths away, I'm either going to hit the brakes possibly triggering a rear-ender or swerve to avoid you. If I can see what you are looking at, I can better prepare for the situation. Making yourself invisible to other road users is asking for trouble.
Well if anybody comes flying at a stop sign that like that I don't think it would matter if it's tinted or not. Where do you think he'll be looking at? At the stop sign he just noticed or you? Also how many people come flying up to a stop sign?
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light and vision are different things. look at the video in this post http://www.revscene.net/forums/showp...3&postcount=32 he's got 5% tint in the side windows and yet you can see VERY clearly through it. if you can't, go get your vision checked. i was talking about limiting vision not the technical specs.


Do you really want to be that guy who is claiming that you can see 95% better by removing the 5% tint? (I gotta warn you, "that guy" comes with a clown outfit, a few missing teeth, a southern accent and a grade 5 education)
You don't see 95% better by removing the 5% tint; you see ~95% more light which translates to visibility.
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You don't see 95% better by removing the 5% tint; you see ~95% more light which translates to visibility.
This is the key: you can argue the mathematical semantics of just how much your vision is reduced by various levels of tint, but the fact remains, IT DOES REDUCE YOUR VISION. PERIOD. That's both illegal, and just plain unsafe.

I don't buy the arguments about being able to see the driver and make eye contact, though, because if that was an issue, sunglasses would be illegal as well.
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Actually, I hate it when I have to deal with drivers with front tinted windows. The difference with sunglasses is that I can see him turn his head and therefore can deduce that he most likely sees me. When the front window is tinted, I can't see him/her at all and therefore have no clue what direction they are looking and whether there is a chance that they saw me or not.
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I almost got t-boned by a landrover with front tint once when there was nothing blocking his vision of my car other than the front tint.
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I have also instances where only a combination of sun, clouds and reflected trees made it hard to see through the front side window of another car. Lack of tint does not guarantee that the driver can be seen.
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Doesn't make it any better, either.
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I almost got t-boned by a landrover with front tint once when there was nothing blocking his vision of my car other than the front tint.
He was probably running for his life from some gang.
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funny, everybody didnt really watch the fuck da police video, anyone notice something at 1:22? there's a gun there hahaha, i guess that tinted car might be a little dangerous
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Wow, I just re-watched that and saw it sitting in between the seat and the center console....
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I heard the real reason why police don't allow front tint is because they can't see the guy and if he has a weapon or not, don't know if its true or not, but just something i heard
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Because the other related safety issues mentioned in this thread are less important than whether or not a cop can see a gun... Usually, if we see a person in the vehicle has a gun, it will be because they let us see it and are planning on using it at that point.
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This argument that front window tint prevents an officer from seeing whether or not a person in the vehicle has a gun is completely nuts. So explain to me then if all the other windows that are behind the driver are tinted but not the front ones how is it easier for the officer to see whether or not there is a weapon in the car? Argument makes no sense... And the other statement that is violates a FEDERAL law that glass must shatter upon impact... well then why is tint allowed on front windows in various provinces and why do I see police vehicles with tinted windows?? I would love to see a study that proves that front tint actually is dangerous, increases the risk of accidents and entices criminals to break into cars... Much like the study that was done that showed that RHD cars are more likely to be in crashes for various reasons... (but amazingly enough RHD vehicles are allowed on our roads...)
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