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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-11-2005, 02:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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Passing through with tints?

Ok, just heading back with the g/f and some friends from the city when we got stopped. Cop said it was for turn signal and also for having tints on the vehicle. Now the car we were in is registered and spends the majority of the year up in Wisconsin. WI plates, taxes, etc... Cop says "you gotta remove the tints when you drive through IL to comply with laws." But is that really so? I think I gotta call BS there. You gotta have front plates in IL too, but not in other states, so if you never get something like a front license plate then you can never comply with IL laws.I think the cop was yanking our crank on that. He started quoting gun laws and how you gotta move your gun depending on the state you're in...but a gun ain't tints. And not to mention, there's a ban on handguns in Chicago, but you can still drive through the city with it in your car. I'm sure that every vehicle has something that's illegal in another state...so does that mean you gotta remove your bumper sticker, smiley face, racing stripes, etc...just as you ride through another state???
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-11-2005, 02:54 AM
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Sounds like a BS procedure stop (looking for something/making sure you were legal) being it was so late at night... I'd be interested to know about the whole crossing state lines with tint, though.

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Yeah it's bullshit. I want to say that if it is Illegal in Wisconsin and here, then they can still get you for it. I know that you don't have to take your tint off going through the state. That for sure is a load of crap.
I remember my roommate had the blackest of black windows on his GTP. It actually matched the paint. Anyway cops used to hang u-turns and chase after him. Once they saw he had Oklahoma plates they would turn back around.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-11-2005, 07:25 AM
 
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same rules apply when you ride through another state with a motorcycle. You must have a helmet on.

I would just remove the tints and wear sunglasses.
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same rules apply when you ride through another state with a motorcycle. You must have a helmet on.
um.. NO

Helmet is a saftey device.. just like you have to wear your seatbelt in all states, except.. New Jeresy? i can't remeber one of those werid ass east coast states.

the cop was just bullshitting and being a dick. Like Biggy said the car doesnt have a front plate either, they can't make you go it a front plate to travel into the state of IL.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-11-2005, 06:40 PM
 
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A piece is a safety device also as far as I'm concerned
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-11-2005, 07:28 PM
 
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Sometimes they have nothing better to do. Take some scrap tints to court and you are good, but dont take off the ones on your ride.
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um.. NO

Helmet is a saftey device.. just like you have to wear your seatbelt in all states, except.. New Jeresy? i can't remeber one of those werid ass east coast states.

So it isn't an aerodynamic device to make you go faster?
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How much tint are you talking about?

BTW WI requires front plates also.

Cop was being a dick. That falls under equipment laws and those should only be for the state the vehicle is registered in. FL allows super dark tint on rear windows (more than WI allows, but a WI officer cant write them up for it since they are out of state.

If they (this IL cop) can write up tickets for people with a vehicle thats legal in their home state, then WI cops should be able to write tickets for the fibs who park in the left lanes on the WI interstates.
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