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Old 08-19-2014, 03:56 PM
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Default WTF - Ticket for Window Tint

I was pulled over on the way home. The officer said he was pulling me over (in my 100 series) because my window tint was too dark

He said it couldn't be less than 70 and pulled out this fancy device that measured 34 and that I was non compliant.

The majority of the cars around me seemed to have tint darker than mine. I never thought of my windows as dark

I get home and find out the State statute, according to the Colorado State Patrol is

In Colorado, it's legal to darken windows behind the driver's seat as dark as you want them IF the front windows, driver's side and passenger's side, along with the windshield are at least 70% (clear automobile glass with NO tint).

Or, you can tint all of the windows in the car except the windshield to a maximum of 27%. Remember though that at no time, can your two front side windows be darker than 27%. Also, in Colorado no mirrored or reflective tint is allowed on any window of the vehicle.


The two sections due seem to conflict and he said my rear windows were in single digits. So if I peel the tint off the rear windows would I be compliant ??

Just seems a bit frivolous to me. They are not mirrored and not even that dark.
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:03 PM
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To me it reads:

- all windows can be 27%, or
- the rear windows can be as dark as you like (i.e., limo tint) if the front windows are not tinted at all.

And it sounds like you've got limo tint in the back (like 5%) so you need to either remove your front window tint and leave the rear, or remove the rear window and replace with 27%.
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:19 PM
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Default probably had to make an excuse

hmmm...I have a feeling he was looking for and had to make an excuse.
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:23 PM
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I used to get hassled all the time for tint, so about 10 years ago I completed stopped tinting the front two windows and have had not been pulled over once since then. It sucks, but I hate to give LEOs any reason to pull me over.
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:24 PM
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It definitely seems to be used at their discretion. I interpret it as Jacket does and see violations all over all the time. It is a strange rule to be sure.
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:33 PM
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I got nailed right after I moved up here. He got us on a very gray overcast day. I didn't want to fight it nor go through the hassle of peeling it off. I just paid the ticket and never got stopped again for the remaining two years that I owned the truck. When I checked, that ticket doesn't stick to your driving record.
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:31 PM
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Was this close to us, Ken?

I'll be sure to leave my sunroof shade open to let in all the light possible.
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Was this close to us, Ken?

I'll be sure to leave my sunroof shade open to let in all the light possible.
You know where that officer sits just north of Orchard on Buckley on a side street at the bottom of the hill as a speed trap, just north of that right about smokey hill. I was glad I didn't get the double whamy
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