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Soooo......as long as my car is registered and plated in Vermont I can drive anywhere else with my windows painted black? Or just in Vermont?

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Well, you may get hassled about it in other states, but ultimately, there's nothing they can do to make you take it off. They generally threaten to suspend your registration if you don't get illegal tint removed, but since you car isn't registered in any of those states, it won't make a difference

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Soooo......as long as my car is registered and plated in Vermont I can drive anywhere else with my windows painted black? Or just in Vermont?
It's my understanding that state laws of the state that you are driving in "overrule" laws of the state where the car is registered. If that is true, then I would assume that you *can* get ticketed for tinted windows while driving through other states with stricter tint laws.

Again, I am not 100% sure about that, but I seem to remember reading that somewhere (not about tint specifically though).

Can anyone else comment on this? @TSS maybe?

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Here is the process for getting a tint violation in Maryland:


When you get pulled over, the officer will likely check the tint with a handheld meter, although this does not always happen. If the tint registers below the legal limit, or the officer believes the tint is too dark based on a visual estimation, he will write you a repair order. There is no fine for a repair order, however, you have 30 days to remove the tint before your registration is suspended at the MVA (DMV in other states). You can "appeal" the repair order by going to the State police, where they have more accurate testing equipment, however, it's not likely that your repair order will be reversed. Once the tint is removed, you need to have the car inspected at a certified state inspection station, who will sign and stamp the repair order, which you then send in to the state police. Again, if the repair order is not received within that 30 days, your vehicle registration is suspended.


In this scenario, cars registered out of state have nothing the police can hold over their head in regards to the suspension of the registration. Sure, they can issue you a repair order if they're so inclined, but if you do not comply, there isn't much they can do about it.


Source: having received two tint violations in the state.

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I guess it would only be an issue if fines were issued (or if you were in the other state for an extended amount of time).

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Did a little research and it appears that the answer just depends on the state. Some states use the laws from the state that the car is registered in and some use their own laws.

What seemed to be globally apparent though, is that cops will use the tint simply as a reason to pull you over to find bigger things to get you for (research was from a law enforcement site)! :-)

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Yes, that is very true! Interestingly enough, while I had the Caprice searched 3 times by the police, I have never had the Impala searched. In fact, the only thing I've been pulled over for in the Impala is tint (all by the same officer) but never searched. Very interesting...

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Ha, profiling. I've been stopped and searched in GA. They don't play in GA. These damn impalas are Dope Runner cars lol. Police profile them so bad on the interstate. I gotta get me another car man....

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Been pulled over once strictly for tint. By a state cop, showed him my script and he said i'm the first one hes ever pulled over with one and to have a good day. City cop tried to give me crap for it after pulling me over for something else and he just dropped it once he seen my script. Ive been pulled over for "running a yellow light", talked to him and he agreed it wasn't yellow, for exhaust and tint. And once for not being able to see my license plate, which was by an under cover border control, and he let me go.

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Tennessee and NC aren't too bad at 35% all around. Atleast that's dark enough to both aesthetically pleasing and fucntional. new York is 70% though? Lame...
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How might I go about getting a prescription for a darker tent.

My eyes are very sensitive to the sun, oh ow it burns (lol)
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If I see a cop I roll my windows down lol..

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