g-r-e-a-t. sitting at a stop light after leaving the gym, staring into the stars on this crappy ****ty cloudy rainy day.
notice that a K-9 unit car is sitting on my tail but to my drivers side (no idea where he came from or how cause he was not directly behind me).
proceed to move when the light turns green and...BAM the lights go on.
i pull into a shopping center:
him: do you know why i pulled you over
me: no idea officer
him: cant have tint on the front windows
me: really, i never knew that
him: have you ever been pulled over for it, how long have you had the car
me: never, cant remember
him: drivers license and insurance
me: here you go
him: i will be back
3 mins or so passes....
him: im not going to give you a ticket, but please remove it when you get a moment
me: surely sir
him: BTW, NICE CAR.
WTF? he surely wasnt nice to me, but ended with that. my 35% tint all the way around looked much darker today because of the weather. oh well, f that i aint takin it off.
i will get my wife to write me a doctors note saying i need the tint because of my blind'ness and high prescription.....
08-28-2006, 04:44 PM
I know you can get a ticket in conjunction with a moving violation, but again I didn't think they could pull you over just for that.
08-28-2006, 04:52 PM
08-28-2006, 04:54 PM
Was end of the month too. Go figure.
Cop told me he pulled me over because i had equipment violations.
08-28-2006, 05:05 PM
it doesn't happen often, but it's possible.
08-28-2006, 05:12 PM
the car sat in the garage until last night when i drove it for the 1st time.
08-28-2006, 05:13 PM
i dont have a front plate either, but i doubt he had a chance to look since he was behind me.
08-28-2006, 06:08 PM
08-28-2006, 06:46 PM
stupid milwaukee ave.
08-28-2006, 08:01 PM
08-29-2006, 12:09 AM
...is your wife an eye doctor?
08-29-2006, 05:34 AM
08-29-2006, 06:26 AM
08-29-2006, 06:34 AM
08-29-2006, 06:41 AM
08-29-2006, 07:28 AM
where you otherwise couldn't? Meaning, the front sides.
(625 ILCS 5/12?503) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12?503)
Sec. 12?503. Windshields must be unobstructed and equipped with wipers.
(a) No person shall drive a motor vehicle with any sign, poster, window application, reflective material, nonreflective material or tinted film upon the front windshield, sidewings or side windows immediately adjacent to each side of the driver. A nonreflective tinted film may be used along the uppermost portion of the windshield if such material does not extend more than 6 inches down from the top of the windshield. Nothing in this Section shall create a cause of action on behalf of a buyer against a dealer or manufacturer who sells a motor vehicle with a window which is in violation of this Section.
(b) Nothing contained in this Section shall prohibit the use of nonreflective, smoked or tinted glass, nonreflective film, perforated window screen or other decorative window application on windows to the rear of the driver's seat, except that any motor vehicle with a window to the rear of the driver's seat treated in this manner shall be equipped with a side mirror on each side of the motor vehicle which are in conformance with Section 12?502.
(c) No person shall drive a motor vehicle with any objects placed or suspended between the driver and the front windshield, rear window, side wings or side windows immediately adjacent to each side of the driver which materially obstructs the driver's view.
(d) Every motor vehicle, except motorcycles, shall be equipped with a device, controlled by the driver, for cleaning rain, snow, moisture or other obstructions from the windshield; and no person shall drive a motor vehicle with snow, ice, moisture or other material on any of the windows or mirrors, which materially obstructs the driver's clear view of the highway.
(e) No person shall drive a motor vehicle when the windshield, side or rear windows are in such defective condition or repair as to materially impair the driver's view to the front, side or rear. A vehicle equipped with a side mirror on each side of the vehicle which are in conformance with Section 12?502 will be deemed to be in compliance in the event the rear window of the vehicle is materially obscured.
(f) Paragraphs (a) and (b) of this Section shall not apply to:
(1) motor vehicles manufactured prior to January 1,
(2) to those motor vehicles properly registered in
08-29-2006, 09:21 AM
08-29-2006, 09:23 AM
08-30-2006, 09:14 AM
Although 2 of my cars now have 5%, including my daily driver S4. My previous E55 that I owned since 2004 also have 5%, daily driven, no problems.
I always put the windows down if there's ever police around, fronts and backs, even if it's cold/etc. At the very least, I will have the sunroof uncovered because light coming in from the sunrrof will make the tints look considerably lighter. Small sacrifices to make considering the benefits of tint.
09-01-2006, 09:13 PM
Officer treated you politely, let you go on your way.
FWIW i usually drop my windows when cruisers are nearby. My daily beater is a ghetto-fabulous car, so cruisers always pay close attention...and i have 15% all around on it.
Usually, its just an equipment repair ticket. If you chose not to remove the tint, just pay the fine.