Discussion in 'Cheap Thrills' started by Escort_King, Sep 26, 2002.
Anyone see anyone in the Riverhead area? My numbers all seem to have dried up and or vanished.
I need that number
The site you quoted is not a NYS gov site and is very sloppy in its reporting - actually the reporting is more like mostly erroneous in that the glass covered by the law has many exceptions.
See my post below for proper reading of the law that I got from dmv.ny.gov site.
I don't understand what you are saying, especially in that the lower the tinting # the less tint, e.g., 0 would be clear glass (approximately - even clear glass blocks some light) and 100 would be all light was blocked, e.g., if your windows were not glass but instead sheet metal .
Here is from a press release from NYS ( https://dmv.ny.gov/press-release/press-release-01-13-2017 ):
New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law does not allow a windshield or front side windows to block more than 30 percent of the light coming into a vehicle, meaning that 70 percent or more of the light from the outside must pass through the window. This law also applies to the rear window unless the vehicle has outside rear-view mirrors on both sides that provide the driver with a full and clear view behind the vehicle. Rear side windows must also allow at least 70 percent of light from the outside to pass through the window if the vehicle is classified as a station wagon, sedan, hardtop, coupe, hatchback or convertible. A vehicle falls into one of these categories if it is labeled “Passenger Car” on the Federal ID label found on the left front door panel.
The law, signed into effect by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday, will require shops to ensure windows on vehicles that come in for inspections block no more than 30 percent of light that comes through.
The lower the number the darker it is. 30 % is legal. And do would 35% ... I know have had tints for 20 years. It's the same law they haven't changed it. Just trying to enforce it differently now
No...35 is not legal. 70 or higher is.
35% tint is legal I have 20 Which is not. And the law is odd. On cars it has to be on all door windows. The back window can be as dark as u want. On truck or SUVs it's the front doors (driver and passenger fronts ) only the back doors and back window can be as dark as u want. I don't think there any manufacturer that tints the front door windows actually. I know most back trucks and SUVs are 20%. The day I get a new one I have also tinted the fronts to match.
Since it is part of the inspection I don't see how most inspection stations have a gauge - I would think all would need the gauge.
I think you meant higher than 70%. The tinting must allow 70% of light to go thru i.e., 70% visible light transmission (VLT) or higher which means in can't block more than 30%
This law wasn't thought out because there are factory stock cars (Mercedes Benz to name one at 35%) that have tinting > 30% that is allowable in 40 other states. So what is M.B. (and other dealers) supposed to do with all the new cars on their lot - swap out all the brand new front and side glass?
Actually that's not true all ny inspection must have window tints gauge. It's part of ny states inspection now. To be legal every car must have tints higher the 30 % . It's dumb and I know there are some places that will over look and work with people.
Def true about the window tinting. Most NYS inspection stations have a gauge that measures it.
The fact is if you are stupid enough to give the cop lip if you are stopped just another item on which he can write you up.
FYI: Even those plate holders that the car dealers put on are illegal if they block any part of the info on the plate, including the state name or slogan. Most dealers have changed the design to avoid this, but there are plenty of us riding around with the old design. I realize that this is very rarely enforced, but you still should be aware of it.
The exact conversation we had a month ago.
yup - it all goes back to the genius rule "break only one law at a time"
Good Intel. Plus if you have a lens cover and and had a few there's the possibility of spending the night in a cold cell.
FWIW - just got back from my UTR lady in W. She tells me that this week cops were slowing traffic on SP such as to get a look at plates and stopping anyone who had anything that would interfere with plate scanners such as plastic over plate or paint obscuring /modifying plate characters.
Be aware also that NYS has added window tinting measurement (must allow >70% transmission of light) to NYS inspection. Was always the law but now part of NYS annual inspection.
I don't know if this is happening but I wouldn't be surprised if you were stopped for plate violation that they would also check out your windows.
An article in today's Newsday mentioned a product like that. Also, applying special paint or removing the paint already on the plate.
Next somebody is going to come up with a transparent spray to block it.
It's going to suck when NYC goes full automated EZ-PASS. Got nothing to hide from anybody but just seems an annoyance for instance selective business trips and such for one.
On today's News12:
YAPHANK - Suffolk police officials, alongside officials from New York State police gave a clear warning to residents Thursday that they will be cracking down on the illegal tampering of license plates in the county beginning next month.
Authorities say they are targeting those who have intentionally altered or covered their license plates in an effort to avoid red light cameras or license plate readers.
"This will raise awareness among the public, that's why we're doing this press today," said Suffolk Police Chief Stewart Cameron. "It allows the public a week and a half to get their act in order."
They ARE the people down the street for a good part. The cops want them to stay in the Heights... and that area is one big hot mess
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