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    State Law on window tint ....something I noticed after a previous thread on this

    I am curious....Driving and remembering the state laws in Iowa on window tint. I decided to ceck out the cars in different states. I did notice something that sounds like a double standard. I saw numerious state and city cars with tint on the driver and passenger door windows that are about 40%+ on allowance per state laws. I am wondering if anyone else noticed this. I believe if they enforce the laws they should also abide by the laws.

    Something else I noticed is that there are a lot of expired plates out there. Why would they not ticket them? They most likely will have no issurance, or even a valid license


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    Re: State Law on window tint something I noticed after a previous thread on this???

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave19642006 View Post
    I am curious....Driving and remembering the state laws in Iowa on window tint. I decided to ceck out the cars in different states. I did notice something that sounds like a double standard. I saw numerious state and city cars with tint on the driver and passenger door windows that are about 40%+ on allowance per state laws. I am wondering if anyone else noticed this. I believe if they enforce the laws they should also abide by the laws.

    Something else I noticed is that there are a lot of expired plates out there. Why would they not ticket them? They most likely will have no issurance, or even a valid license
    Wait, are you talking about government cars not having proper tint levels? The only ones that I've seen like that are unmarked cop cars that have dark tint. Yes, there are a lot of people with out of date tags on their cars as well. My guess is that those are more difficult because the color changes, but you still have to be close enough to read the tags before you can tell if they're actually out of date, or if the re-registering period hasn't come up yet.


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    Re: State Law on window tint ....something I noticed after a previous thread on this

    Thats what I am talking about...They still have to abide by the law....marked or not. Saw a state trooper in Illinois pulled a person over and he had dark tint all around but the windshield.....with markings but no lights except his whelens on the dash.

    As for the tags.....I can tell when I get behind a car and read the month. I know the colors for the year. When I see a blue tag for example I know its out of date. I saw a 7 series BMW with tags that were over three years old, when was it yellow? I think that was a while back. Still he drove around for that long and no ticket. If it was a beater he would hazve been pulled over already.



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    Re: State Law on window tint ....something I noticed after a previous thread on this

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave19642006 View Post
    Thats what I am talking about...They still have to abide by the law....marked or not. Saw a state trooper in Illinois pulled a person over and he had dark tint all around but the windshield.....with markings but no lights except his whelens on the dash.

    As for the tags.....I can tell when I get behind a car and read the month. I know the colors for the year. When I see a blue tag for example I know its out of date. I saw a 7 series BMW with tags that were over three years old, when was it yellow? I think that was a while back. Still he drove around for that long and no ticket. If it was a beater he would hazve been pulled over already.
    I have a feeling he doesn't drive that car too much. He should have been pulled over if he drives it regularly.


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    Re: State Law on window tint ....something I noticed after a previous thread on this

    actually out of date tags leads to a lot of stops. The fact that there are so many of them is the problem. They can't keep. I lived next door to three cops in a duplex once. I jumped in my car to go to the bars. As I was checking see if I had my license and money, I heard a police siren blip at me, and headlights lit up my car. I got out, and it was my neighbor coming home for "lunch" on some odd 12 hour shift. He told me my plates were expired. The tags were on the kitchen table. I just hadn't put htem on the car yet. He said that at least once a shift on weekends he stops someone out late who's driving fine except for the expired tags. Probably once a weekend one of those people turns out to have other issues (warrants etc.) and at least once a weekend they end up being drunk. He said your biggest risk driving home when you have been drinking but frankly are probably perfectly fine to be driving, but are technically impaired, is things like expired tags, rolling a stop sign, tint on your windows or seatbelt violations. You are just asking to be stopped.


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    Re: State Law on window tint ....something I noticed after a previous thread on this

    cops love expired tags, gives them cause to stop you for other crimes like drinking and possible car search.

    same thing with tint and unless you have a light meter at that moment, proving anything in court will be futile...

    either way, tint in my opinion is just another reason for cops to nail you and it also shouts to the world, "I am a drug dealer", or "I am someone that wants to hide"

    even though I know all of you tinters are neither of those groups.



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    Re: State Law on window tint ....something I noticed after a previous thread on this

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneluke80 View Post
    cops love expired tags, gives them cause to stop you for other crimes like drinking and possible car search.

    same thing with tint and unless you have a light meter at that moment, proving anything in court will be futile...

    either way, tint in my opinion is just another reason for cops to nail you and it also shouts to the world, "I am a drug dealer", or "I am someone that wants to hide"

    even though I know all of you tinters are neither of those groups.

    Was talking about the cops having it



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave19642006 View Post
    Was talking about the cops having it
    Go put red and blue lights on your car and drive around with a siren going. Or maybe, just maybe, there are exemptions in the law that allow emergency vehicles to have and do things regular vehicles can't. They aren't breaking the law.



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    Re: State Law on window tint ....something I noticed after a previous thread on this

    Quote Originally Posted by Me State View Post
    Go put red and blue lights on your car and drive around with a siren going. Or maybe, just maybe, there are exemptions in the law that allow emergency vehicles to have and do things regular vehicles can't. They aren't breaking the law.
    This is also why emergency/law enforcement vehicles can speed, run red lights/stop signs, and any number of other things. If there is a reason for them to have window tint (such as to hide the fact that it's actually a cop car, if it's unmarked), it's for a good reason.


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    Re: State Law on window tint ....something I noticed after a previous thread on this

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    This is also why emergency/law enforcement vehicles can speed, run red lights/stop signs, and any number of other things. If there is a reason for them to have window tint (such as to hide the fact that it's actually a cop car, if it's unmarked), it's for a good reason.
    And even in this case there is protocol. I am volunteer fire and ambulance...even if I am in a city vehicle en route I can't just run wild. But, yes there are different rules for sure. As for tint on cop cars, I can't speak directly, but I have a number of personal sources I could probably find out from.



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    Re: State Law on window tint ....something I noticed after a previous thread on this

    Speaking of tags, can we start revoking the licenses of people too stupid to place the new tags over the old ones?


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    Re: State Law on window tint ....something I noticed after a previous thread on this

    Quote Originally Posted by drmwevr08 View Post
    Speaking of tags, can we start revoking the licenses of people too stupid to place the new tags over the old ones?
    This.



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    Quote Originally Posted by egami View Post
    This.
    Maybe they think of them like the helmet stickers.


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    Re: State Law on window tint ....something I noticed after a previous thread on this

    Quote Originally Posted by drmwevr08 View Post
    Speaking of tags, can we start revoking the licenses of people too stupid to place the new tags over the old ones?
    What? You mean those people that like to make a nice, pretty, colorful rainbow of a border around their license plate instead of putting it on the lower left-hand corner like the instructions tell them to?


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    Re: State Law on window tint ....something I noticed after a previous thread on this

    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    Maybe they think of them like the helmet stickers.
    Could be, assuming there is thinking involved to begin with.



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