GA Tint Law Applies To ALL!

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  1. RadMarv

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    Georgia tint law...

    Reflectivity 20% All

    Front sides = 32%
    Rear sides = 32%
    Rear = 32%
    Windshield = top six inches

    I will avoid Georgia on my trip next year.

    Read entire Article

    Now read this recent news article
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(RadMarv\";p=\"96893)</div>
    This is why I haven't decided if I'll get
    my windows tinted. I don't want to drive
    to a state like Pennsylvania (which has a
    70% max) and find out I can be ticketed
    for my windows.
    As far as the avoidance strategy goes,
    I was hoping to drive to GA one day to
    check out Athens (birthplace of R.E.M.).

    Esther
     
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    I love this quote from the WTOC article you posted at the end.
    Sure the local police station will be happy to tell you what your tint level is. And if your tint exceeds the law, since you drove to the police station, I'm sure they'll be happy to give you a ticket too.
     
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    I guess I lucked out. i was wondering why Huber Optik only made their ceramic at 35%. I had all the windows done and a windshield eyebrow.

    Techincally if you drive into the state you must comply with their laws. No one is forcing you to go through there. The "ignorance plea" will not save you. I am a military police officer. The same situation applies for people who come on a federal installation. We have some laws not in the states but once you cross on to a military installation you are subject to federal laws/punishments.

    PA is 70%? Well, I will make sure I never visit or get stationed in that state. 32% seems fair but 70% is not considering people from FL and TX need the tinting due to the sun we get down here.
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Tadashi\";p=\"96929)</div>
    Umm, well, while I can (barely) tolerate Virginia's law against radar detectors (don't use one, and it could be removed at the state line when the warning sign is seen anyway), a (hopefully) permanent tinting of my windows can't just be pulled off the same way. One Georgia officer mentioned gun laws: I can leave the gun home (if I had one), but not the tint.

    And a route to Buffalo from Columbia not going through Pennsylvania would seem to qualify as either cruel or unusual punishment (forming unconstitutional argument) for having my windows tinted, and so I believe I am forced to go through there. I might get a ticket now that I'm tinted, but I will be one of those people willing to spend extra dollars fighting it. Not a LOT of extra dollars, but some...
     
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    I understand Rhode Island bans ALL tinting.

    Try driving all the way around THAT state!!!!
     
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    I guess the fines for tint law violations are too small for anyone to have taken it to court. I'm not finding any legal decisions where some motorist argued the point. One drug case tried to use it, but they had the windshield tinted and (best guess) NC apparently has an exclusion for out-of-state motorists on the side windows.

    http://www.aoc.state.nc.us/www/public/coa/...99/980196-1.htm

    It's almost like the save-the-children laws, where almost any law can be passed to "keep children safe": save-the-police laws that fine non-residents for stuff that was OK for the police back home will probably keep coming...
     
  9. RadMarv

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Tadashi\";p=\"96929)</div>
    Tadashi,

    You just might be out of luck on this one.

    The Prius factory windows already have an inherent VLT in them. I've been trying to find out what the exact amount is. From what I've read the usual built in VLT on most factory glass is 88% VLT (NEARLY INVISIBLE).

    Now you add the additional 34% VLT your HuperOptik Ceramic 30 gives you and I think you'll find you're breaking GA tint law.
     
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    So what then about studded snow tires. Say you live in a mountainous state where you need them. Do they expect you to carry two sets of wheels just because you want to drive through a state that doesn't permit them?

    I bet theres other discrepancies too like for towing trailers or mobil homes. You get to a state with the wrong rules you have to ship your car and trailer through it by rail?
     
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    DOH! :p /sets the entire state of GA in the GPS NAV route avoidance menu
     
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    Tell them you are on a business trip, and argue their inability to regulate interstate commerce?
     
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    I found this cool little brochure to help know where we are legal.
     
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    Some states have 70%VLT? What's the point of tinting then?
     
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    Well, I for one will be avoiding those states.
     
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