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      01-16-2007, 07:13 PM   #1
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bad tint issue

AHHHH i got pulled over for tints today, its the second time with the SAME cop... He used his machine the first time and told me that they were 17% on the front, that is a big NO NO in NY state. So this time around he told me that I have no choice but to take them off. Here is my dilemma, i spent about 200 to put them on, (all 5 windows) and i went to get an estimate at the same place that put them on and they want 125 dollars to take the two front off and replace them with a 35% tint. Thats nuts to me!! The other problem is that I leave for school on Saturday and in upstate NY they dont care at all about my tints, so its hard to take them off considering im at school for 9/10 months of the year!!!!

Im just very angry and suggestions?? :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
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dont drive until u get to ur school..u can do it, its only a few more days
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      01-16-2007, 07:27 PM   #3
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thats what my dad said lol. Yeah i guess i can resort to a bike or something else for the time being hahaha
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Fuck that. Just roll your windows down a tad up front when your driving. The cop needs to get a life and find something better to do. There HAS to be a more serious crime/offense going on then bugging you about your tint.

And it's pretty much a no no in any state not in the south to have lower than 50% legally up front but you can easily get away with 35%
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Better yet. Make an appointment with your eye doctor and complain about being sensitive to bright sunlight and glare. Then you'll get a doctor notice allowing you whatever tint you want.

I'm doing it at my next checkup when I run out of my current contacts. My sunglasses are pretty much glued to my head even a brighter gloomy days.
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Better yet. Make an appointment with your eye doctor and complain about being sensitive to bright sunlight and glare. Then you'll get a doctor notice allowing you whatever tint you want.

I'm doing it at my next checkup when I run out of my current contacts. My sunglasses are pretty much glued to my head even a brighter gloomy days.

yeah I have heard people doing that, heck the NYS DMV says you can do it, but do I have to get a new license indicating the doctors orders?

I too wear my polarized maui's in cloudy conditions it makes driving amazingly clear
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yeah I have heard people doing that, heck the NYS DMV says you can do it, but do I have to get a new license indicating the doctors orders?

I too wear my polarized maui's in cloudy conditions it makes driving amazingly clear
As far as i know all you have to do is carry around the doctors notice.
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i wonder how many doctors are willing to do that knowing dam well you dont really have a problem
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i wonder how many doctors are willing to do that knowing dam well you dont really have a problem
There's tests they can do to make sure. It's also not something common someone would ask for. I don't see it beng an issue. If it is, i'll find a doctor who will give me one eventually.

Besides the fact that my eyes are sensitive to light. I physically can't open my eyes sometimes without my sunglasses on. My eyes start to water and I get a headache. I freaking blows, especially if you're driving somewhere and forget your sunglasses. I've had to pull over sometimes because of it.
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i wonder how many doctors are willing to do that knowing dam well you dont really have a problem

hahah....I would never risk my medical license just so that some kid can save $300 bucks on a tint job. Good luck.
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im wondering if it has to be an eye doctor specifically? I know that dentists can write prescriptions for say arthritis??
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Better yet. Make an appointment with your eye doctor and complain about being sensitive to bright sunlight and glare. Then you'll get a doctor notice allowing you whatever tint you want.

I'm doing it at my next checkup when I run out of my current contacts. My sunglasses are pretty much glued to my head even a brighter gloomy days.
Check your state laws. I'm sure it varies from state to state. In Idaho the only difference for those who have a doctor's note is they can put 85% on the front windshield. They still can do no more than 35% on the front side windows and 20% on rear sides and back windshield which is the same for everybody here.
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the cop has told me twice that any tint on the front window is "illegal" in NYS and im pretty sure that information is valid. He then told me if it was lighter he wouldnt give me a problem... sounds like a scumbag to me
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In ohio you can get limo in all the rear windows. 50% is legal front windows. No tint allowed on the windshield. As for when you get a doctors note, I'm unsure what it would change.

I have 15% for rears and 35% fronts. Was pulled over once since tinting and the cop didn't say a thing.
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he literally saw me drive down my block from about 400 feet away and pulled me over like 30 seconds later.. i literally rolled down the window with my license and registration in hand and said let me guess "tints" he said yup there way to dark ive told u this before blah blah he let me go again so i dont feel like cheating luck anymore but im going to haha
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florida is love. no one cares how dark your tint is.
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are u talking bout ur two front windows or ur windsheild?
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two fronts, there is no tint on the windshield i would be nailed for that right when i left the tint shop.
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If you're going to school in a small town in upstate NY, plan on being pulled over often for tints. Their job makes being a Long Island cop seem like NYPD SWAT.
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I told you your tints were too dark - you should have just opened up all your windows as soon as you saw the cop - this way he wouldnt havenoticed!
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If you're going to school in a small town in upstate NY, plan on being pulled over often for tints. Their job makes being a Long Island cop seem like NYPD SWAT.

But the thing is for the past year i have not had any run ins with cops in upstate NY even state troopers..
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But the thing is for the past year i have not had any run ins with cops in upstate NY even state troopers..
Good to hear. Knock on some wood! Which town are you in?
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