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Old 09-13-2009, 09:36 PM   #1
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another tinted window question

Got pulled over the other day for having a cracked windshield...cop gave me a warning. While he had me pulled over he made me roll up my windows to check for tint on driver side glass, my glass was untinted. If i had tinted glass can he give me a ticket even tho my windows are rolled down? Tint is illegal because cops cant see inside the car, and it affects the safety glass right? So what would happen in this situation besides cop giving me a ticket just for cracked windshield?
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No, it doesn't matter if the window is rolled down, you can still be ticketed for it.
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No, it doesn't matter if the window is rolled down, you can still be ticketed for it.
But while i drive with my windows rolled down im not (a) reducing my visibility by tinted windows (b) messing with the safety regulations for the safety glass. Broken glass will be inside the door.
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Tint does not change the way the glass shatters, it simply holds the shattered glass together and from flying toward the occupant. Somehow that is still thought of as dangerous. It's only safe to use on the back door windows, because the back seat is where we're told to put our children for safety reasons.

Tint on the front side window prevents other drivers from seeing that you have seen them. This is especially important at intersections. Even if your tint is light enough for you to be seen by other drivers, this too is still thought of as dangerous. I can't tell you how many times the sun alone reflecting from bare glass makes the driver hard to see.

Bottom line: The political reasons for prohibiting front side tint trump the health, safety and comfort benifits of having UV and heat blocking tint applied to your windows. You and the doctors who recommend it are wrong, the government and police who outlaw it are right. Do it and risk prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.
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