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NO custom window tint ALLOWED in OHIO anymore!?

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I got pulled over around 8:30pm (night), in the rain, on a side street for "illegal window tint".

The Cleveland police officer told me that window tint is not allowed on the back window either.

It looks like the Ohio code was changed in March of 2013.

There are no % measurements anymore it is purely the officers "normal viewing" that decides.

4513.241 Using tinted glass and other vision obscuring materials.

(A) The director of public safety, [<- who is this?] in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, shall adopt rules governing the use of tinted glass, and the use of transparent, nontransparent, translucent, and reflectorized materials in or on motor vehicle windshields, side windows, sidewings, and rear windows that prevent a person of normal vision looking into the motor vehicle from seeing or identifying persons or objects inside the motor vehicle.

http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4513.241

The rest of the code is all about who can use tint.

I bought my Mustang already tinted from a used car dealer about 9 months ago.

4 months ago, I was charged with a misdemeanor (no traffic court) for loud music and had to go to court

The cops from that incident DID NOT say ANYTHING about my tint.

http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/174842-loud-music-is-now-an-arrestable-misdemeanor-no-traffic-court-at-all/

When I bought the car, I took it to the Cuyahoga county sheriffs and 5th district Cleveland police and was told the tint was fine.

I have friends who have had 20% tint done and mine looks the same I think.

I am thinking of going to the Ohio highway patrol,

having them test and confirm my tint as being legal in writing then give that evidence to the judge.

I called them and they said they would do that, but that is a lonngg drive for me to W.140th.

I am also looking into getting a tint perscription from my doctor too

From what I have heard from friends of friends who live in Cleveland

they say only factory installed tint is allowed now.

And that judges rule guilty on any attempts to prove a legal tint % was used.

Dear Cleveland,

Getting real tired of your shit. kthxbai.

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It reads: "Unable to see into vehicle all windows"

Which is pretty much lies because I only have a tint strip at the top of my windshield the rest is clear.

Ticket is $198 with court costs. That is my second skin savings I will be dipping into again ffs.

I really would not mind getting my tint removed and a lighter tint installed, except for the $ part.

Any of you legal majors chiming in would be great or anyone else with an experience or advice.

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Tell them you bought the car with it on there and offer to peel it. Otherwise eat the fine. I know my windows are too dark. I also know the cost of the fine is less than replacing the tint and i run the risk every time i drive. I've accepted that as the cost of hating fish bowl windows and will just pay the fine

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From my personal experiences with tint laws, the cops only really care about the front two windows. I was told by several cops from several jurisdictions that the front windows have to be 50% max, and of course the windshield has to be untinted (except for a "moderately sized" strip at the top. Other than that, it doesn't matter how dark you go with the other windows.

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boom? headshot?

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I've accepted that as the cost of hating fish bowl windows and will just pay the fine

I've considered this but I did not know if there are stiffer penalties with repeat offenses

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In VA after the 4th tint ticket they czn impound your car for 30 days... Every infraction after gets stiffer and stiffer

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Getting the perscription was pretty easy I just told the doctor Cleveland is giving me a hard time about having tint

and that the cops said I need a perscription to have any

Oh and that I get really bad headaches when the sun is bright through the window making winter daytime driving unbearable

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I am super tempted to get the darkest shit I can find LOL <-jokes

Whole windshield is coming soon, not too dark tho

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driving at night with dark tint sucks i had 5% on my car. i dont wana go that dark again. i just want something that keeps uv rays off me and my interior and keeps thieves from being able to see in

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