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    Window tint

    A fellow Ridgeline owner got pulled over in Virginia the other day for driving in the HOV lane without enough people in the truck. The officer said his window tint was too dark to allow him to see the back seat passengers and wrote him up for too-dark tint.

    This was a BS ticket as he had the factory tint on his truck. Also, FMVSS say you can have pretty much any level of tint on the back windows of a truck or SUV -- it's the front windows which have to meet the standard (35% light transmittance, IIRC)

    Jerk-ass cops...

    Chip H.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiph View Post
    A fellow Ridgeline owner got pulled over in Virginia the other day for driving in the HOV lane without enough people in the truck. The officer said his window tint was too dark to allow him to see the back seat passengers and wrote him up for too-dark tint.

    This was a BS ticket as he had the factory tint on his truck. Also, FMVSS say you can have pretty much any level of tint on the back windows of a truck or SUV -- it's the front windows which have to meet the standard (35% light transmittance, IIRC)

    Jerk-ass cops...

    Chip H.
    These cretins are worse than street thugs because they do their thing (abuse people; take their money, etc.) under color of "the law." You can punch a street thug, or try to get away. But if it's a cop, well, then you'd be "resisting arrest" or some such bullshit. Comply; obey. Submit.

    People - ordinary, productive, middle class people - are beginning to loathe the police.

    That's a real indicator of just how volatile things are...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    These cretins are worse than street thugs because they do their thing (abuse people; take their money, etc.) under color of "the law." You can punch a street thug, or try to get away. But if it's a cop, well, then you'd be "resisting arrest" or some such bullshit. Comply; obey. Submit.

    People - ordinary, productive, middle class people - are beginning to loathe the police..
    It can't come too soon.

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