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How are vehicles like this even legal?


Windows so darkly tinted that other drivers cannot see the driver. Terribly unsafe in my opinion.

There are times (often emergency and/ or unexpected types of situations) when we, as drivers, need to see each other.

Oh, wait -- there are now driverless cars -- I guess it doesn't matter.



Petition launched over 'obscure' window tint laws | Loop News

Posted - June 3, 2020

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  • 9012
    No hyphen in darkly tinted, and driverless is one word.
      June 3, 2020 7:26 PM MDT
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  • 18072
    Got it!
    Thanks, Stu!

    Geez, when I went to look at those words again, right away they both looked wrong to me, too. Long day. :)
      June 3, 2020 7:29 PM MDT
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  • 14871
    I can we'ed wat yew wote ....an if I can ,so can all hoth'ers......so no probs Er' ok....xxxxxx This post was edited by Nice Jugs at June 4, 2020 8:10 AM MDT
      June 4, 2020 7:35 AM MDT
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  • 18072
    :)
    :)


    EDIT: And I did change my words after Stu  helped. :)


    This post was edited by WelbyQuentin at June 4, 2020 10:59 AM MDT
      June 4, 2020 8:10 AM MDT
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  • 6925
    These windows are not legal where I live. I don't know the exact law, but there is a limit to how much tint is allowed.
      June 3, 2020 8:21 PM MDT
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  • 42367

     

      Just for the record, that is NOT my car you see slowly rolling past your residence several times throughout the week with windows thusly tinted. (Cough, cough.)

    ~


      June 3, 2020 8:25 PM MDT
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  • 18072
    Yeah, I've read that, too, about laws regarding the amount of tint.
      June 3, 2020 8:36 PM MDT
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  • 25818
    Those are legal where I live. The back windows are fine but in the front the driver and passenger must be visible through the glass. 
      June 3, 2020 8:24 PM MDT
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  • 18072
    That makes sense, as far as the driver needing to be seen. Yeah, the other windows don't matter.
    Where I live, the tint is on all the windows on many cars. The drivers are not clearly visible at all. One might be able to see a body shape somewhere in the vicinity of the driver's seat. :)





    This post was edited by WelbyQuentin at June 4, 2020 3:48 AM MDT
      June 3, 2020 8:32 PM MDT
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  • 36029
    Not legal here in Ohio.
      June 3, 2020 8:31 PM MDT
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  • 18072
    Something must be wrong with my eyes then. Or, there are a lot of illegal vehicles in my area.
    :)

    While I'm in a bitchy mood about vehicles, I don't think any tinted windows at all are needed. We can wear sunglasses if the sun is too bright.
      June 3, 2020 8:34 PM MDT
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  • 36029
    Cops here in Toledo target such vehicles. Anyone with 'tints' is a black drug dealer. No joke.
      June 3, 2020 8:37 PM MDT
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  • 18072
    I didn't know such vehicles were illegal in the state.
    Starting tomorrow, I'm going to look even closer at vehicles. Or, even better, I'll just ask several friends of mine who are cops and ask them why I see cars like this all the time.
      June 3, 2020 8:50 PM MDT
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  • 36029
    My bad...the cops are profiling anyone with with tints as black drug dealers. This post was edited by Element 99 at June 4, 2020 7:21 AM MDT
      June 3, 2020 8:53 PM MDT
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  • 18072
    I'm not quite sure I'm following -- in the one comment you said "black drug dealer" and here it's "back drug dealer."  I'm not up on all the drug terms. But, at least, I did know you meant "profiling," as far as the targeting. :)
      June 3, 2020 8:57 PM MDT
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  • 36029
    Typo. Thanks.
      June 4, 2020 7:21 AM MDT
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  • 18072
    Sure. :)
      June 4, 2020 8:12 AM MDT
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  • 36029
    You know, I may be wrong about that. Maybe it is only in Toledo.
      June 4, 2020 10:13 AM MDT
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  • 18072
    Maybe you're right. I don't know, either.

    But it makes me want to move to Toledo, ha.
    :)
    I'd know at least one person there.
      June 4, 2020 10:25 AM MDT
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  • 4676
    Agreed on the danger.
    Approaching slowly from 200 metres away, I thought a parked car - with super dark glass - was empty.
    Just as I was passing, the driver opened the door and my front fender bent it out of alignment before I could stop.
    The guy tried to sue me for the damages, but the judge ruled in my favour because the car was parked illegally and because it was the driver's duty to check for traffic before opening the door.

    It left me wondering how much the driver can see when looking through that dark glass.
      June 3, 2020 9:16 PM MDT
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  • 42367

     

     I’m glad that you’re all in one piece, and that you prevailed in the case. 

      I had a similar incident in January of 2017 when a driver left a parking space without looking first and smashed his rental car into mine as I was passing by in a travel lane. It turned out that he was in a rental car because a couple of weeks previously, he had totaled his parents’ car in an accident that was also his fault. He pulled out of the parking space so quickly and hit me so suddenly that I never even saw movement of his car in my peripheral vision, I didn’t even know what was going on until impact, I thought he had come from nowhere.  He admitted fault and his insurance company eventually paid for all of my damages.
    ~

     

    This post was edited by Randy D at June 4, 2020 10:34 AM MDT
      June 3, 2020 11:02 PM MDT
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  • 4676
    Awful shock, a thing like that.
    Glad you didn't get hurt.
    And at least the youth was decent enough to admit his fault.
    Even when the other guy's insurance pays, it's still such a hassle to get things mended.
      June 3, 2020 11:44 PM MDT
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  • 18072
    I thought the same thing about the other driver.
    :)
      June 4, 2020 10:35 AM MDT
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  • 36029
    o  I
      June 4, 2020 7:23 AM MDT
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