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i just got pulled over for my tint...grrrrr...anyone know how expensive a tint ticket is in ny???
 

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From http://www.pcisys.net/~bpc/auto_law/tint/tint_ny.txt :
Chapter 775, Title III, Article 9, Section 375, Subdivision 12-16

12. It shall be unlawful to operate on any public highway or street in
this state any motor vehicle registered in New York state unless such
vehicle be equipped with safety glass wherever glass is used in doors,
windows and windshields. For the purposes of this subdivision, any
device other than a trailer, which is attached to or carried upon a
motor vehicle and which lawfully can be occupied while the motor vehicle
is in motion, shall be considered a part of such motor vehicle.

(b) No person shall operate any motor vehicle upon any public highway,
road or street:
(1) the front windshield of which is composed of, covered by or
treated with any material which has a light transmittance of less than
seventy percent unless such materials are limited to the uppermost six
inches of the windshield; or
(2) the sidewings or side windows of which on either side forward of
or adjacent to the operator's seat are composed of, covered by or
treated with any material which has a light transmittance of less than
seventy percent; or
(3) if it is classified as a station wagon, sedan, hardtop, coupe,
hatchback or convertible and any rear side window has a light
transmittance of less than seventy percent; or
(4) the rear window of which is composed of, covered by or treated
with any material which has a light transmittance of less than seventy
percent. A rear window may have a light transmittance of less than
seventy percent if the vehicle is equipped with side mirrors on both
sides of the vehicle so adjusted that the driver thereof shall have a
clear and full view of the road and condition of traffic behind such
vehicle.

(d) The commissioner may test any window for a person who has been
charged with violating this subdivision. If such window is found to be
in conformity with this subdivision, a small label attesting to the
conformity shall be affixed to the window tested.

16. The owner and operator of any motor vehicle operated in violation
of the provisions of subdivisions eleven and twelve shall be guilty of a
traffic infraction.
70% means 70% light must be able to pass through the tint, blocking 30%. If you've seen it, it's a VERY light tint. I have it on the rear window of my car and most people don't even realize it's tinted.

I haven't been able to find how much the fine is.
 

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o man.. that sucks man.. my friend has 100% black tints.. on his audi and never got caught yet.. i hate him btw.. =P good luck with the ticket.. i still didnt get my price summon yet from the court for my "inadequate" muffler....
 

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Kenshin said:
o man.. that sucks man.. my friend has 100% black tints.. on his audi and never got caught yet.. i hate him btw.. =P good luck with the ticket.. i still didnt get my price summon yet from the court for my "inadequate" muffler....
Well, first of all, there's a very good chance both tickets might get thrown out in court, even if it is DMV's kangaroo court.

There's a device cops use to measure tints, and another to measure sound in decibels. It's really not good enough for a cop to go to court and simply say, "It was darker than it should've been," or "Louder than it should've been."

One WRX owner recently reported that "Loud Muffler" tickets were all getting thrown out in Queens' DMV court. So the same might happen for you.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=356814

Nonetheless, as I've said before, with nearly all municipalities very strapped for cash these days, it's not the time to tempt anyone with a ticketbook. :(
 
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