Tinted Windows

@missybear (11395)
United States
January 2, 2009 5:57pm CST
I think tinted windows in cars should be illegal, what do you think? First of all it's dangerous to the police course they can't see what's happening in the cars when they pull somebody over ans second it's not safe for pedestrians like me. Every time I'm at a crosswalk I never know if I can cross safely because I can't see the person that's making a right hand turn if they have tinted windows. I never know if they really see me. I know it's illegal in some places but not here in Vegas. What's your opinion?
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@stormygrl (763)
• United States
3 Jan 09
If it's not built in the window it's illegal here if it's too dark,we bought a car once that the windows were tinted and I was pulled over and fined over $100. and it had to be removed.I don't much care for the tinted windows either.
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@missybear (11395)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Ouch, a $100? Sorry
@JenInTN (27547)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Hi missy..It's only illegal here if the tint is a certain degree. However,I have yet to see this law enforced. The only time I have known of a citation being issued is if they've done something else and the police wanted to charge them with all they could. Otherwise it's pretty much looked over.
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@missybear (11395)
• United States
3 Jan 09
I think that's how it works in most places.
@sacmom (14314)
• United States
3 Jan 09
I personally like tinted windows, so long as they aren't so dark that it hinders someone being seen inside of it. I believe here in California the tint on windows can only be so dark on vehicles (with the exception of limos), and it cannot be all the way around. The windshield itself cannot be so dark that the people (driver and passenger) inside cannot be seen. All the other windows can have the darker tint (within reason).
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@missybear (11395)
• United States
3 Jan 09
There is nothing wrong with a little tint.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Hey missy! Being a pedistrian too I definitely agree! I don't know why they aren't totally outlawed altogether! I am taking my life into my hands ever time I try to cross any street here where I live! If you cross on the red cars are allowed to turn on red so when the hell do they expect people to cross? It is really scary! And the cars always feel that they have the rightaway! A few weeks ago a car was making a turn too fast and hit three young teenage girls at the busstop! They were on the sidewalk waiting for the bus! The car hit all three of them, sent them flying into the air! Thankfully, they weren't killed, just badly injured! And that wasn't a car with tinted windows!
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@missybear (11395)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Speaking of bus stops, they get hit here on regular bases. A few people got killed 5 teenagers at the same stop one lady lost her leg.
• Dominican Republic
3 Jan 09
In my country -Dominican Republic- its illegal... Of course, some (or a lot) people violate this law. I totally agree with you, you never know what's happening inside the car and if an accident happens and the guy runs away, you cant see his/her face and identify him/her when you report to the police. Happy MyLotting and have a nice day! Xp
@missybear (11395)
• United States
3 Jan 09
I never thought of that, very good point.
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@AnakSuNamun (2084)
• United States
3 Jan 09
I like tinted windows because I don't like nosy people that look into other cars. Besides,it might be harder to steal since the thief won't see anything However,I agree that overtinting should be illegal and it already is. It is not safe even from practical point of view(as you said about the crosswalk). Well,a few times I found myself on a 4-way stop and I didn't know whether the person was letting me go first because I couldn't see his/her face!
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@missybear (11395)
• United States
3 Jan 09
It's really hard if you can't see what the driver is doing.
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@lynnemg (4538)
• United States
3 Jan 09
I think that tinted windows are okay if they are not too dark. As long as the driver's visibility is not impaired, it should be allowed. I understand that many places have placed laws about how dark tint can be, and I do understand the reasoning, but I cannot neccessarily say that I completely agree with it.
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@missybear (11395)
• United States
3 Jan 09
There is nothing wrong with a little tint to keep the sun out but to make it black black i think is wrong.
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@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
3 Jan 09
In my country it is illegal to have tinted window cars. It is news for me that it is legal to have tinted cards in Vegas. In my opinion they should be banned in all places because of security reasons that you have mentioned in your discussion.
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@missybear (11395)
• United States
3 Jan 09
I think so to but it's still legal in Las Vegas.
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@vanonas (950)
• United States
2 Jan 09
It's not illegal here in Virginia either, but if it's too tinted it is illegal. I think that tinted windows should be allowed, but only to a certain point. If you can't see anything in the car at all, then it shouldn't be allowed.
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@missybear (11395)
• United States
3 Jan 09
I feel the same way. Thanks.
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@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
3 Jan 09
It is illegal where I live but I'm not sure to what degree. There are certain limitations on how dark they can be and I'm not sure what they are because I don't have tinted windows but I agree they should be illegal. As much road rage and violence as you hear about now a days I would at least like to get a look at the person! LOL
@missybear (11395)
• United States
3 Jan 09
That's what I'm talking about. Sometimes I want to give the person the finger course they almost run me over but I don't want to get shot.
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• United States
17 Jan 09
Thanks and have a great day!
@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
3 Jan 09
hello missybear, Here in our country, they love to use tinted windows. Maybe because they don't want them to be seen. They want privacy. Either way, I agree with you. It's not safe for nobody will know what's happening inside if worst comes to worst. Like if there is hold up going on. Nobody will notice and know about it. It's just okey to have it tinted for as long as it's not that dark. For everybody's safety.
@missybear (11395)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Thank you, I totally agree,
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• Mauritius
3 Jan 09
to a certain extent its good as you will not find people staring at you and even thief will not see what is inside but as a pedestrian its quite difficult as many of you said as u may not know if they are allowing u to cross the streets or whatever...
@missybear (11395)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Yeah it's really scary because I can't see them.
• Philippines
3 Jan 09
here in our country its legal.. for me i prefer to have tinted windows to secure privacy..but you have a point too, we as pedestrian should be more careful and we should also pay attention to the tinted cars on our way to avoid accidents.