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I have had dark tinted windows on all my vehicles for years in NYS even though it has always been technically illegal to have them any darker than 70% on the driver & passenger front panes(which is like having no tint at all).

Recently however, the Sheriff's dept has started cracking down big time on this. I was stopped & warned three times in one month (from three different Sheriff's). The fourth time I was pulled over, I got a ticket. All four times, the ONLY reason I was stopped was for the tint (I was NOT speeding etc). One week later, a guy I work with got a ticket for the same offense with his 350Z.

I had the ticket dismissed & lightened the tint to 38% on the front two windows (although technically still illegal, as long as the cop can see you they won't pull you over here)

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It's been that way since the 70's in Texas.

Although some folks still prefer to push the limits, most cars that I see are compliant. and that has been allot of car shows. :)
 

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It's been the same way in NJ for as long as I've been driving. I think the Escapes come from the factory with the maximum allowable tint in NJ (not 100% sure about this though). I believe it's for the safety of the police. They want to see what the driver is doing during a traffic stop...
 

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It's been the same way in NJ for as long as I've been driving. I think the Escapes come from the factory with the maximum allowable tint in NJ (not 100% sure about this though). I believe it's for the safety of the police. They want to see what the driver is doing during a traffic stop...
Back in the late 70's a few officers were shot (not killed) in FL from a conversion van with tint. I always remembered that for some reason.

I teach a safety course for EMS personel and we cover how to approach a vehicle with tinted windows. Most academies teach how to determine aftermarket tint by feel (duh).

Most vehicles look sharp with tinted windows, but sometimes LEO's can be jerks about it. I also find it stupid it's a primary offense for a vehicle stop, but not wearing a seatbelt isn't (at least not in PA).
 

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It's the same down under. We are only allowed a certain percentage of tint. This would be for the rear, passenger and drivers side window. I am not certain, but i think front window tint is totally banned for australia. My fellow citizens are quite welcome to correct me on this if i am wrong.
 

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jmorton10 said:
I have had dark tinted windows on all my vehicles for years in NYS even though it has always been technically illegal to have them any darker than 70% on the driver & passenger front panes(which is like having no tint at all).

Recently however, the Sheriff's dept has started cracking down big time on this. I was stopped & warned three times in one month (from three different Sheriff's). The fourth time I was pulled over, I got a ticket. All four times, the ONLY reason I was stopped was for

~John
Is that 70% of visible light blocked or transmitted thru?

As Stone said, here the rules are windscreens must transmit at least 75 percent of visible light and all other glass at least 35 percent. This is governed in the ADRs (Australian Design Rules) so it is the same for all states.
 

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John, just remember that New York State never uses tickets for revenue enhancement. Tickets are for your safety.

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jpark said:
John, just remember that New York State never uses tickets for revenue enhancement. Tickets are for your safety.

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LOL, I agree but in this case I actually got off with no fine.

The cop gave me a sheet to fill out & have signed by an acredited inspection station within 48 hrs correcting the problem.

If you fill that out correctly & mail it in with the ticket, they dismiss the whole thing & there is no cost to you at all.

The guy I work with who was driving the Z did not get that option, but he was going over 100 mph (he's a 20 year old kid) so he got a huge break by not getting a speeding ticket..........

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jmorton10 said:
The guy I work with who was driving the Z did not get that option, but he was going over 100 mph (he's a 20 year old kid) so he got a huge break by not getting a speeding ticket..........~John
I'd take that deal any day!
 

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jpark said:
John, just remember that New York State never uses tickets for revenue enhancement. Tickets are for your safety.

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Ahem! Yeah! Your right, only for safety... :angel:
 

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Hey whats up.... on the topic of tint, does anyone happen to know the factory % on the front windows or the rears i'd like to match them up hopefully without goin over the MA limit 35%.

I ask cuz i tinted my wifes audi with the 35%(legal tint) but we forgot it was over the factory 7% and gott pulled over twice..i know it doesnt help when its blk on blk, thank god she was drivin' ha! just two verbals

-thx.
 

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Welcome to the forums ROBB! Glad you made it to the City. I don't know the exact laws over on the East Coast but I am sure someone will...just wanted to say hi and welcome! :hi:
 
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