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Old 06-04-2013, 06:35 PM   #26
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I hate to say I told you so... the fact is any tint / paint is illegal to have on any vehicles tail lights (in California), regardless if its visible or not...

Like others have said, I would get some new tail lights, and remove your window tint...
this. Come on guys. Tail lights are a DOT deal. Department of Transportation. Transportation is using your car. if you don't meet DOT regulation's then they will pick on you. There are more to tail lights then "bulbs" and having them function "like stock" There are reflectors in there and they serve a purpose as well as brake lights.

in regards to tint. Since you live in california, there is no tint allowed on the front windows other then the clear stuff.
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:39 PM   #27
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After getting a haircut and looking handsome again. Anyway, the cop decided to pulled me over due to my tinted windows he cited me a ticket and ask to remove it but wait theres still more he also ask that I cannot my new painted tail lights. But I am very confused bec on the fix it ticket its only mentioned the window tint not the tail lights at all? Any help please should I tossed my tail lights too or just go for what the ticket which is the window tint? I hate this town really!!
It sounds to me like he wrote the ticket for the window tints, but warned you that he could have cited you for the tinted tail lights as well.

It's up to you if you choose to heed his warning and get rid of the tint on the tail lights, or ignore his advice and risk getting a ticket down the road for it.
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:40 PM   #28
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Tint on lights and reflectors can be very dangerous. As they are not just for the driver, but also for other motorists and pedestrians to see you better.
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I hate to say I told you so... the fact is any tint / paint is illegal to have on any vehicles tail lights (in California), regardless if its visible or not...

Like others have said, I would get some new tail lights, and remove your window tint...
Haha!! I will remove only the tint as what stated on the ticket.
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:47 PM   #29
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Leave the windows and the tail lights. Avoid that town FTW
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:48 PM   #30
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Haha!! I will remove only the tint as what stated on the ticket.
Ok, but don't be surprised if you get a ticket later down the road for the tail lights dont say we didn't warn you
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:55 PM   #31
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Ok, but don't be surprised if you get a ticket later down the road for the tail lights dont say we didn't warn you
Okay Sir, I will not cry next time!I will push my luck! Aside from painted tail lights I dont have the front license too!
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:57 PM   #32
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Leave the windows and the tail lights. Avoid that town FTW
I wish Bro, but mucho dinero in this town for my work! Lol
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:59 PM   #33
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Okay Sir, I will not cry next time!I will push my luck! Aside from painted tail lights I dont have the front license too!
No worries brotha, I drove around 5 years with my old car with no front plate and tinted windows.. and my car was red and loud! Its just luck of the draw I guess..
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:13 PM   #34
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I'm curious, with your responses "FOLLOW THE LAWS" are you telling me you don't speed with your camaro not even 5MPH over? I find your posts to the OP like the little tattle tales in school who don't have any fun or friends because they never break any rules. Lets be clear we are talking about tint not driving dangerously or street racing just tint.
First; I was talking about the tint on OP's (or anyone's) tail lights. There is a standard based on safety that should be enforced and as PoorMansCamaro stated, they are what they are so others can see you within certain distances.

As for my personal driving habits; I nearly always drive within the acceptable enforced limit which is normally 5 to 7 mph above the posted speed. Police are not concerned with drivers doing slightly over the speed limit, so neither am I provided conditions allow it. In zones less than 45mph, I'm usually right on the speed limit.

And by the way, if police ever start enforcing the posted limits (which I wish they would), I will comply. If that makes me a "tattle tale" by your standards (which makes no sense relevant to the general conversation) then so be it. Also, I have a very fun life and lots of friends.
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Hell, just look whats happened with headlights. because you can change them you now have assholes driving around with lights so bright you can barely look in there direction, and all shades of blue and purple out there. it won't be long before cities and states look to do something about that too.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:23 PM   #36
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After getting a haircut and looking handsome again. Anyway, the cop decided to pulled me over due to my tinted windows he cited me a ticket and ask to remove it but wait theres still more he also ask that I cannot my new painted tail lights. But I am very confused bec on the fix it ticket its only mentioned the window tint not the tail lights at all? Any help please should I tossed my tail lights too or just go for what the ticket which is the window tint? I hate this town really!!

what percent is your tint for you to get pulled over like that.

Mine is 20 and I haven't been touched yet.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:27 PM   #37
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what percent is your tint for you to get pulled over like that.

Mine is 20 and I haven't been touched yet.
I thinks its 30 on the windows and 50 on the windshield all over.
You will have your turn and they will sodomized you!lol
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I thinks its 30 on the windows and 50 on the windshield all over.
You will have your turn and they will sodomized you!lol


LOL

and damn you got hassled, a cop looking to pull someone over.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:52 PM   #39
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LOL

and damn you got hassled, a cop looking to pull someone over.
Yeah I saw him merging to express way so I slow down may be my car caught his attention. Too bad didnt get a chance to roll the window down and turn the lights on. He was quick and was right behind me in no time.
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Adding tint to the front side windows and any light is illegal in Ca.
The "official" reason for the tint law is the inability to make eye contact with other drivers. But if that was the case, wearing sunglasses while driving would be illegal.
The "unofficial" reason for the Ca tint law is LEO's can't see inside your car.This is especially important now during distracted driving enforcement campaigns. LEO's need to see you holding a phone or texting to write a ticket. Many violators hide behind tinted windows while using a cell phone with impunity.
For officer safety reasons, LEO's also like to see inside the car during a traffic stop.

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Old 06-04-2013, 08:05 PM   #41
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After getting a haircut and looking handsome again. Anyway, the cop decided to pulled me over due to my tinted windows he cited me a ticket and ask to remove it but wait theres still more he also ask that I cannot my new painted tail lights. But I am very confused bec on the fix it ticket its only mentioned the window tint not the tail lights at all? Any help please should I tossed my tail lights too or just go for what the ticket which is the window tint? I hate this town really!!
Ive been pulled over 19 times only ever had 1 ticket written, and ive learned this: Cops are douchebags. They do what they want cuz they got the law stuck up their @$$.

If you are worried about not being harassed by them sell your car, buy a station wagon and kiss any performance ride goodbye. That said having window tint on your car in a no tint state is asking for it. You're in a sports car so they will nit pick you to death where any other big breasted blonde would get off scott free. You my friend will be burned at the stake. I would suggest taking the tint off your windows and lights alike unless you want to get burned any time the lawman happens to be on his time of the month.
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Ive been pulled over 19 times only ever had 1 ticket written, and ive learned this: Cops are douchebags. They do what they want cuz they got the law stuck up their @$$.

If you are worried about not being harassed by them sell your car, buy a station wagon and kiss any performance ride goodbye. That said having window tint on your car in a no tint state is asking for it. You're in a sports car so they will nit pick you to death where any other big breasted blonde would get off scott free. You my friend will be burned at the stake. I would suggest taking the tint off your windows and lights alike unless you want to get burned any time the lawman happens to be on his time of the month.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:11 PM   #43
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After studying the facts, the best thing I can come up with is MOVE OUT OF CALIFORNIA!
After everything I read, see and hear about Ca, That might not be a bad idea.
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Why can't you do lights? Didnt know that was even a law against it
You wouldn't believe the laws that are on the books, but not inforced. Did you know that in Florida it is illegal to do any modifying of the OEM exhaust system. It's one of those laws that's on the books, and can be used to do a traffic stop if need be.
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You wouldn't believe the laws that are on the books, but not inforced. Did you know that in Florida it is illegal to do any modifying of the OEM exhaust system. It's one of those laws that's on the books, and can be used to do a traffic stop if need be.
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I would guess that the officer would like to see what you are holding as he walks up to your window. A dark tint at night could conceal a weapon in your hand.
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Ive been pulled over 19 times only ever had 1 ticket written, and ive learned this: Cops are douchebags. They do what they want cuz they got the law stuck up their @$$.

If you are worried about not being harassed by them sell your car, buy a station wagon and kiss any performance ride goodbye. That said having window tint on your car in a no tint state is asking for it. You're in a sports car so they will nit pick you to death where any other big breasted blonde would get off scott free. You my friend will be burned at the stake. I would suggest taking the tint off your windows and lights alike unless you want to get burned any time the lawman happens to be on his time of the month.
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Oh no, this kind of post will get the mods very angry.
No way that I will sell my car I can accommodate to the laws if necessary. Anyway What I am thinking is that the cops never include the painted tail lights on the citation since may be he saw that when I hit the brakes when he was behind me its very visible as regular lights and when I put it on the hazard/warning may be he is convince that theres is no alteration with the visibility or whatsoever.
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No way that I will sell my car I can accommodate to the laws if necessary. Anyway What I am thinking is that the cops never include the painted tail lights on the citation since may be he saw that when I hit the brakes when he was behind me its very visible as regular lights and when I put it on the hazard/warning may be he is convince that theres is no alteration with the visibility or whatsoever.
Nope, that's not the reason.
Just a tint ticket means you had a good attitude when the officer stopped you.
If had an attitude, both the tint and the painted lights would have been on the ticket.
Please accept my posts on this subject as teaching moments.
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Oh no, this kind of post will get the mods very angry.
Well to any mods that read that. When you get pulled over while riding an electric scooter, or while walking to work, or 2x within 1000 feet by a cop who watched the whole first ordeal, or 200yards before a checkpoint, or for crossing the line to give pedestrians more room, or for all the other bs I've dealt with maybe they'd understand my comment. But I digress I still vote take it all off or be prepared to get harassed slightly more than you will normally. Profiling happens and all on this forum know it. and if your butthole doesn't pucker everytime you see the lawman nearby you are lying to yourself.
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Guys (and Gals)...........There are lots of laws that we all disagree with and despise. That said, why all the surprise and outrage when you get ticketed? I think in my drive way with the engine off and no intention to drive, I should be able to sit in my car and have a beer listening to the stereo. But tell it to the MAN. You will lose.
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