Monday, February 19, 2007

Have tinted windows? Driving through Georgia? You can be ticketed, even if your vehicle is legal in it's home state. Common sense takes another shot to the head...

Georgia to Ticket Out-of-State Motorists With Legally Tinted Windows

The Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety is issuing grants so that local police departments can purchase $140 window tint measuring devices. They will be used to deliver punishments of one year in jail and fines of up to $1000 for motorists with dark window tinting -- even if that tint is fully legal. The devices will also be used against motorists from out-of-state who pass through with dark window tinting that, while legal in their own state, violates Georgia's peculiar standards. "The fine goes up each time if you violate the same law continuously," Newnan Police Chief Douglas L. "Buster" Meadows told the Newnan Times-Herald, confirming to the paper that vehicle confiscation is also an option. In June 2004, the Georgia Supreme Court struck down a previous state window tinting law saying that it could not exclude out-of-state motorists. The legislature re-passed the law, this time forcing police to stop even those vehicles legally tinted in their state of registration. "The window tint law is a safety issue," insisted the state police commander, Colonel Bill Hitchens.

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