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Well I just returned today from being a counselor for the sixth grade trip to camp Whitewood, so I was excited to see my friends and get back to business. I was on my way home from my friends house about an hour ago, had the system bumpin, turned onto S.O.M. Center Road.. about half a mile down I see the flashing red and blue. Turned off the music, pulled over, and waited. To make a long story short, the cop pulled me over for the loud music and saw my window tint. He called in a second cop (of course making a huge scene on a main road.. rather embarrassing) who brought a tint-percent-reader-thingy. He had me roll the window partially up, stuck it on.. 2 percent. The two cops couldn't even believe it, they proceeded to test it four more times in different places on the window. Needless to say, I sat there for another half an hour. The verdict: written warning for the loud music and a ticket for the window tint.. :cuss:

My court date is scheduled for the 28th.. :censor: that.
 

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DOH!!!

Is the window tint really that dark? Can you take it to the tint shop and have them give you a written statement of some kind, so you can take it to the hearing?

Sorry 'bout that.
 

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I too, used to live in OHIO. No more. I have always considered it a "Police State". And that is partly why I left that state... :yes:
 

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Bummer!! :cuss: :censor: :wall: Sorry to hear!!
 

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All things considered, at least you got to drive your truck home. In NY, if your windows are a certain amount over the limit (and yours certainly would be), you cannot drive the vehicle until the tint is removed. They mark the vechile as failing inspection, and you either get it towed or leave it.

I have actually had this happen to a couple of my friends. One of them was more than an hour away from home when he got the bad news, and he decided to pull the tint off right there on the side of the road. It took like a half hour because it kept coming off in little strands. The funny part was that after he pulled it off, all this gummy crap was left on the windows, and it was actually harder to see out them than it was with the tint on! The cop didn't ticket him and let him drive home like that.
 

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They've had a huge crackdown here over tint. Then spring break came along and they had there hands full. Nothing worse then a bored beach town cop. I once got a ticket in my neighborhood going 20 in a 15. The judge threw it out.
 

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Over here, the law regarding window tinting is quite straightforward, you can have what you want on the rear, and side windows, APART from the drivers, and front passenger door windows, which can only have what the manufacturer placed there.
The traffic police of most forces are very strict on applying this rule, at least around here, as fully tinted cars, cars with fancy, aftermarket alloy wheels, bodykits etc tend to indicate "drugs dealer", which is actually correct in 8 / 10 cases :worry:
 

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camusdarrach said:
Over here, the law regarding window tinting is quite straightforward, you can have what you want on the rear, and side windows, APART from the drivers, and front passenger door windows, which can only have what the manufacturer placed there.
The traffic police of most forces are very strict on applying this rule, at least around here, as fully tinted cars, cars with fancy, aftermarket alloy wheels, bodykits etc tend to indicate "drugs dealer", which is actually correct in 8 / 10 cases :worry:
lilshimy's a drug dealer? :stifle:
 

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Out of curiosity, how does the Police system work over there, as in here (West Yorkshire) we have the following system:
P.C.S.O's, whom walk the beat
Beat Bobbies, who have mountain bikes c/w blue lights!!!
Local patrols, whom have low powered panda cars, c/w blue or orange flashing lights
Area car, first on scene responders to crime in progress with their higher powered car
Traffic Division, who deal with motoring offences, such as speeding, and vehicle offences
Motorway Division, who patrol motorways and major roads, do escorting duties etc
Only the latter 2 can actually deal with a speeding motorist, serious rta's etc.
Just curious, you know.
BTW, we have a Ford Maverick traffic police car around here now, will try and get a picture, it looks good in white with batternburg markings, blue lights etc ;)
 

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MadMax said:
camusdarrach said:
Over here, the law regarding window tinting is quite straightforward, you can have what you want on the rear, and side windows, APART from the drivers, and front passenger door windows, which can only have what the manufacturer placed there.
The traffic police of most forces are very strict on applying this rule, at least around here, as fully tinted cars, cars with fancy, aftermarket alloy wheels, bodykits etc tend to indicate "drugs dealer", which is actually correct in 8 / 10 cases :worry:
lilshimy's a drug dealer? :stifle:
If his car was over here, it would be continually pulled by the police for a "spot check", especially if the owner is in his late teens, early twenties, just goes to show the difference between our culture..
But cheer yourselves up with this picture, in our local newspaper a couple of days ago, ouch!!! ;)
http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/n ... n_city.php
 

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Yeah I'm pretty salty about this whole thing, and I'm not really sure what to say when I go to court. I mean for God's sake, it's WINDOW TINT.

MadMax said:
camusdarrach said:
Over here, the law regarding window tinting is quite straightforward, you can have what you want on the rear, and side windows, APART from the drivers, and front passenger door windows, which can only have what the manufacturer placed there.
The traffic police of most forces are very strict on applying this rule, at least around here, as fully tinted cars, cars with fancy, aftermarket alloy wheels, bodykits etc tend to indicate "drugs dealer", which is actually correct in 8 / 10 cases :worry:
lilshimy's a drug dealer? :stifle:
No comment on that one.. :worry:
 

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I must be lucky with the Police. I've been pulled for speeding, overtaking on a crossing, etc. They have a chat then tell me to take it easy and let me go. :shrug:

Driving for 16 years and still never been booked for anything..........Yet..... :worry: :lol:

(And no. I don't break down into tears to get them to pity me!! :D )
 

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Of course not. When they asked you to "step out of your vehicle," they saw you towering over them, then told you everything was OK.

They then walked back to their patrol car, trying to hide the fact that they had just... er... soiled themselves.

:lol:
 

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I have a sure-fire way of not getting tickets...but it wouldn't work for you guys and you probably don't wanna hear about it.
 

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1) I can already guess, and

2) I wanna hear it anyway.

:lol:
 

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Dasha said:
I have a sure-fire way of not getting tickets...but it wouldn't work for you guys and you probably don't wanna hear about it.
I've seen Cannonball run. Do you keep your licence on your bra too? :lol: :bag:
 

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Hmmm.....thanks for the tip. :D

Getting back to my "sure-fire" way, let's just say most male cops don't wanna hear about menstrual cramps. :shrug: Period.
 
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