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I am moving to NY at the end of the year. I am wondering what the tint laws were up there for our vehicles. I have read online that it is 70% up front and then whatever on the remaining windows. Any truth to this?
 

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I am moving to NY at the end of the year. I am wondering what the tint laws were up there for our vehicles. I have read online that it is 70% up front and then whatever on the remaining windows. Any truth to this?

If youe looking not to possible get cited for illegal window tints, head to your DMV and they will tell you if your tints are legal or not. Keep in mind that certain town, cities and counties have their own traffic law that make any tint on the front windows illegal. The city I live and work in as an Officer make it illegal to have any tint on the front windows unless that person has a handicap that requires the use of tint.
 

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Keep in mind that certain town, cities and counties have their own traffic law that make any tint on the front windows illegal.
Incorrect, at least in the United States. Vehicle code is uniform through the state, not through cities/counties/towns/villages/etc.
 

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Incorrect, at least in the United States. Vehicle code is uniform through the state, not through cities/counties/towns/villages/etc.

You are correct partially but towns, cities and etc are allowed to add onto NY state law, meaning that a town maybe inact stricter laws but not remove any NY state law in place.
 

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Ok but we already know it's illegal so regardless of what town, etc has added it's still illegal as an end result.
 

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You are correct partially but towns, cities and etc are allowed to add onto NY state law, meaning that a town maybe inact stricter laws but not remove any NY state law in place.
In Ohio, we have one "revised code", and title 45 covers everything vehicle related. No cities/towns/counties/etc may add to the revised code.
http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/45

I'd like to see an example of what you're claiming. It's all public information, so please link it for me to see.

FYI, I was an Ohio State Patrolman for 22 years.
 

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Congrats on reaching retirement trooper, I've been an officer with the Yonkers Police department for 12 years... I'll find your burden of proof trooper, I'll post it as soon as I look through NYS Constitution and traffic law.
 

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Congrats on reaching retirement trooper, I've been an officer with the Yonkers Police department for 12 years... I'll find your burden of proof trooper, I'll post it as soon as I look through NYS Constitution and traffic law.
Thank you, and stay safe out there!
 

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Congrats on reaching retirement trooper, I've been an officer with the Yonkers Police department for 12 years... I'll find your burden of proof trooper, I'll post it as soon as I look through NYS Constitution and traffic law.
I guarantee you've seen more in Yonkers in your twelve years!
 

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NY Tint Laws

What I found: front side & rear side windows must allow more than 70% light through and rear window any darkness can be used......
 

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can someone explain why you would want dark tint on the front side windows? I don't get it. I see cars like that I can't tell if they see me at intersections and it is helpful sometimes to make eye contact with other drivers. I always feel like they are hiding something
 

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can someone explain why you would want dark tint on the front side windows? I don't get it. I see cars like that I can't tell if they see me at intersections and it is helpful sometimes to make eye contact with other drivers. I always feel like they are hiding something
(Rises partially out of chair, raises hand and waves wildly) I know! I know!

I haven't taken a scientific survey, but I'm fairly certain that everyone who does this falls into one of three categories:

1. Pure aesthetics - Some people are bothered by the abrupt change of glass color from the front side windows to the back side windows and aft, so they tint the front side windows to match the other glass.

2. "Coolness" factor - These are the same people who wear (often mirrored) sunglasses indoors or at night.

3. Concealment of illicit behavior - Anyone outside the vehicle can't see that the driver is smoking weed, having sex, brandishing a gun, you name it. It's this group that created the need for laws regarding window tint.

I agree with you that it's helpful to know if other drivers are aware of their surroundings and other drivers' intentions.
 

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4. They live in a state with lots of sunlight and don't want to end up with left side tan or worse skin cancer.
LOL! I'm not convinced that could happen, but Judge Judy says she'll allow it.
 

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Just got my front windows tinted with 30% today. Darkest allowed in Florida and pretty much what everyone does. I'm sure the rear windows are a bit darker but it looks perfectly symmetrical from the outside which is what I wanted.

As far as reasoning goes, I like the look, but most importantly my eyes are very sensitive to light and it helps me drive during the day. Also, in Florida , it helps with UV damage to me and the interior. It's also good for security when parked.


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Why would you wan to move to New York State? I'm on my way out!
Well you see what had happened was I joined the Army a little over 6 years ago and when they say move I say how far. More or less as to why I am heading up there. lol
 

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Been there done it. I'm considered medically retired Army. I worked full time in Pharma so relocation during all my life was standard. I've been here in Upstate/Western NYfor 10 years now and it's the longest continuous place I've ever lived. Of course you get a nice view of almost everywhere America has to offer. We have stayed in the area to give our daughter a stable place to grow up but she will graduate high school in 2017. Terrible laws and taxes but a good place to raise kids.

Plenty of the wife's family in the area, but I'm a full on West Coast transplant. I hate Winter more each year and hibernate through most of it. I get very nocturnal during the dark, cold months. We shall see what things look like in a few years. I wouldn't mind warmer but upstate has beautiful Summers. No beach access and Great it large lakes just don't cut it. Lol.


What shall we have? An '82 Margaux! Is it any good? Good....?, It will make you believe in God!
 
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