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Window Tint and the Law

I'm think about getting my two front windows tinted and wanted to know from other members if they started getting pulled over for having them tinted.

I know that laws vary from place to place but I see a lot more vehicles with tinted windows now. A guy I play sports with is a cop and his windows are tinted and he said he doesn't get pulled over.

He said that if the guys see some tricked out import cruising through town at 2 in the morning with tinted widows they would likely pull him over but if its a Saturday afternoon and your plate comes back clean on a search they "probably" wouldn't pull you over.

Anybody have any experience with this?

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Old 03-25-2015, 01:13 PM
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Re: Window Tint and the Law

I think this thread will derail quickly...

You are in Alberta, I thought it was legal there?

But IMO, whether legal or not, which it's not here in BC, I think having it is a safety concern for others.

I travel quite a bit to Washington where it's legal, and a few times as a pedestrian and a driver, the lack of being able to make eye contact with a motorist, has put me in situations where I'm unsure if they see me. I'm glad its illegal here, yeah most guys in the car scene hate the law, quite a few tint anyway and just "pay to play".
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I'm think about getting my two front windows tinted and wanted to know from other members if they started getting pulled over for having them tinted.

I know that laws vary from place to place but I see a lot more vehicles with tinted windows now. A guy I play sports with is a cop and his windows are tinted and he said he doesn't get pulled over.

He said that if the guys see some tricked out import cruising through town at 2 in the morning with tinted widows they would likely pull him over but if its a Saturday afternoon and your plate comes back clean on a search they "probably" wouldn't pull you over.

Anybody have any experience with this? Thanks
Gravity, I posted a photo of my tinted Overland awhile back. It is not limo tint but it is pretty dark. I have never had any issues in Calgary but lots of issues when I lived in Edmonton, 10 years ago! The cops there were always checking vehicles! My 3 trucks are tinted and I have never been targeted . . . yet! However, when I do come up beside a cop, I try to remember to roll down the window!

I got my 2 front windows with the Supreme 28 & shaved edges for $150 @ Shadow Tinting. I also had them do the back window with Supreme 15 for another $80. It really blacks out the back as they put it on top of the factory tint! Overall, they did a great job! Here is their info:

http://www.shadowtinting.com/services/autoTinting.php
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Re: Window Tint and the Law

I live in and near San Francisco. I had my last vehicle tinted, but not the super dark limo tint. Rear windows were darker than the front windows, but all were tinted. 15 years with that car, I never had a problem, and I traveled to many states, Canada and Mexico in that car. I realize that's no guarantee you'll be okay. It is one data point.
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If you see a lot of tint, particularly on similar vehicles, in your area, it is probably well received by the police. [presuming laws checked first] You MAY draw attention if you travel a lot cross country or south of the border if only fart can exhaust minimobiles slammed to the ground or blinged up SUVs have tints in that area.
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Re: Window Tint and the Law

I have had all my vehicles tinted. Over a period of 10 years, I got pulled over once, this was my little 2 seater summer toy car. Besides from that, never been stopped. Knock on wood!


Tinted to 35% pretty much same as stock rear sides.
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Re: Window Tint and the Law

I just had my two front windows tinted. I was going to go with the same level of tint as the rear windows, which I believe is 30? The tint company owner told me that level is illegal here in Ontario and I can only go to a 15 legally. I was going to go with the illegal until he pointed to a Lexus in the parking lot and said it had the illegal tint, and it was in to get pulled off because the car owner got a ticket the night before for illegal tint.
I went with the legal level tint. It still looks good.

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Re: Window Tint and the Law

It is not legal in Alberta but lots of people do it.

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I think this thread will derail quickly...

You are in Alberta, I thought it was legal there?
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Screw it.. I'm going to get it done.
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It is not legal in Alberta but lots of people do it.
So is speeding . . . and we ALL speed! With the Hemi, how can you not!
I have used tint on all my vehicles for over 20 years. Never an issue, unless you go with limo tint . . . then you might get stopped!
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Re: Window Tint and the Law

I have 35% and I think it's a good shade, no issues from police but keeps the sun out a bit and doesn't have the super dark look. Dark windows look a little trashy to me...


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Re: Window Tint and the Law

(NJ) 18% on my front windows. ive driven right past cops and never got pulled over. cops usually dont worry about SUV's, its the smaller cars with tints they will pull over. just dont drive like a jackass and you should be good. its usually a secondary offense, like they wont pull you over for tints but if you get pulled over for speeding or anything else and you have tints they will ticket you, if its a nice cop and you get pulled over for speeding sometimes they will ticket you for the tints and not the speeding.
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