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Old 06-02-2007, 09:55 AM
 
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Default oops...

I should have done a search before posting this...

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Old 06-08-2007, 10:01 AM
 
Location: SRQ
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Default Best tint to have is the "heat resistant"

I have the darkest tint allowed which is also called the heat resistant. I've had this type of tint on all my vehicles since 1991. Not only does it cut the heat that comes in while you're on the road; it gives a women driving by herself privacy...

I wouldn't own a car in Florida without it.
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Old 06-08-2007, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie and Okeechobee, FL
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I kinda wish the folks who think the darkest tint is OK would have to stand in the shoes of an officer who has to walk up to that blank window, and stand there while they roll it down. never knowing if he or she will be facing the muzzle of a gun. The reason why the driver and passenger windows are not allowed to be darkened too much is for the safety of police officers.

Of course, the officers could always shoot first and ask questions later...would that be a fair trade for having the darkest tint?
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Old 06-08-2007, 12:05 PM
 
Location: SRQ
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I kinda wish the folks who think the darkest tint is OK would have to stand in the shoes of an officer who has to walk up to that blank window, and stand there while they roll it down. never knowing if he or she will be facing the muzzle of a gun. The reason why the driver and passenger windows are not allowed to be darkened too much is for the safety of police officers.

Of course, the officers could always shoot first and ask questions later...would that be a fair trade for having the darkest tint?
god love ya, but guess what.....officers do not walk up to vehicles with dark tint & ask them to roll it down...they alert you from their vehicles to roll down your windows & either step out or put your hands out.

And, I said I have the darkest "allowed" that therein is the key word...it's legal...

In my opinion, with all the gang bangers & drug deals & dealers in Florida, I don't want to look like fish waiting to get caught in my glass fishbowl of an SUV.....and get carjacked at an intersection....

You never know where the binocculars are being used these days...
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Old 06-08-2007, 02:46 PM
 
Location: PALM BEACH, FL.
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I kinda wish the folks who think the darkest tint is OK would have to stand in the shoes of an officer who has to walk up to that blank window, and stand there while they roll it down. never knowing if he or she will be facing the muzzle of a gun. The reason why the driver and passenger windows are not allowed to be darkened too much is for the safety of police officers.

Of course, the officers could always shoot first and ask questions later...would that be a fair trade for having the darkest tint?
well said. I think that the fines should be over 1000.00 for the first offense for just that reason. My car is black and I have LEGAL tint and in 20 summers in So. Florida have never been "too hot". Give me a break..... follow the law.
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Old 06-08-2007, 02:51 PM
 
Location: PALM BEACH, FL.
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god love ya, but guess what.....officers do not walk up to vehicles with dark tint & ask them to roll it down...they alert you from their vehicles to roll down your windows & either step out or put your hands out.

And, I said I have the darkest "allowed" that therein is the key word...it's legal...

In my opinion, with all the gang bangers & drug deals & dealers in Florida, I don't want to look like fish waiting to get caught in my glass fishbowl of an SUV.....and get carjacked at an intersection....

You never know where the binocculars are being used these days...
Have YOU ever seen a shotgun blast out of a rear window of a car with dark tinting? I have.

I'd rather drive around looking like a law abiding citizen than a thug.
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Old 06-08-2007, 05:35 PM
 
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she said she had legal tinting so I'm not sure why everyone's jumping all over her...if this is a huge concern for peopple, deal directly with the core issue, the guns, not by ruining things like window-tinting with a bunch of complex laws.



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well said. I think that the fines should be over 1000.00 for the first offense for just that reason. My car is black and I have LEGAL tint and in 20 summers in So. Florida have never been "too hot". Give me a break..... follow the law.
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Old 06-09-2007, 07:30 AM
 
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how much was the tinting, if you don't mind my asking? Also, do you get hassled when you drive in other states?
I bought the car 1 year old so it already had the tint. I also have never taken my car out of state. Sorry no answers for you.
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Old 06-09-2007, 05:59 PM
 
Location: PALM BEACH, FL.
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she said she had legal tinting so I'm not sure why everyone's jumping all over her...if this is a huge concern for peopple, deal directly with the core issue, the guns, not by ruining things like window-tinting with a bunch of complex laws.
You are right. We should make it illegal for the bad guys to have guns.
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Old 06-09-2007, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Miami
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I've had cars with 5% limo tint. The reality is that at night, you can't see squat. If there happens to be someone driving who forgot to turn on their lights, you won't see them. Tint laws are made for a reason. The maximum % is there for a reason. It's the person who always wants to do whatever they want that is the problem. Now, I have the % allowed by law. I think that it's dark enough. As far as stopping cars with the dark tint, I tell the driver through the PA to lower all the windows and turn on the inside light. If that doens't work, I usually have a back up come by and walk up to the car with my gun in hand. I may get shot, but I'm taking them with me. It is illegal for convicted felons to possess guns, but they do anyway.
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