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Old 05-02-2005, 07:43 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by itchyNscratchy
he ran a meter check and it happened
in brooklyn (around 4th ave) off the 38th street exit
on the BQE. Unforunately there was heavy traffic and
thus was the reason why i exited....i should've stayed
and just sat in traffic instead but thanks.
Someone, help me understand this. If the below quote is 100% true for NY then why would a cop use a meter to check the tint VLT when tint is outright illegal. Am I missing something?


4 inches / 35 % Film / 15 % Net / 5 % Net / 1994

A tint brow on the windshield cannot go no lower than 4 inches, 35% film may be applied to the front side windows, 15% light must go through the combined window film and windows for the rear side windows and 5 % light transmission is required on the rear back window and film combined. The year 1994 is the year that the law went into effect.

New Jersey
NO / NO / ANY / ANY / 198x

Enforcement Note : Illegal window tint can be the reason for failing state safety inspection.

New York
NO / NO/ NO/ NO / 1993

Note : Very strict law. Replacement glass that is tinted is allowed if and only if the original windows were tinted as well. Medical exemption is provided for with permission from Commisioner of Motor Vehicles.
2000 3xx i & 2003 X5 - Forgot the model, I debadged it.
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