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« on: September 27, 2012, 07:47:05 am »

Do any of you guy's know how the Broken Arrow Police are going to inforce the window tint law?
Are they going to be targeting cars with the darker tint or just adding a secondary ticket when you are pulled over for the primary infracton?
My Son and several of his friends have dark tint and 200 dollars would definitely cut into their part time job money.

update: I just got off the phone with the B.A.P.D. and the officer did not know the answer to my question so he put me on hold to try and find out. After talking with another officer he told me that they both believe that it will be P.C. offense(Probable Cause)like a tag light out or no turn signal. So I asked is he talking about a officer sitting next to a car at a stop light and the car next to him has dark tint, does that mean he can flip on his lights and pull him over. And he said yes. Fines will be from 5 dollars up to 200 dollars.
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2012, 08:04:01 am »

BA police to enforce window tinting ordinance

http://www.fox23.com/news/local/story/BA-police-to-enforce-window-tinting-ordinance/5AkJxJ66M06-SA1v1MYXrA.cspx



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If police officers in Broken Arrow can’t see you through your car's windows, don’t be surprised if you get a ticket.

Broken Arrow police will begin enforcing a new law about window tinting on November 1st. The fine is $200.

The City of Broken Arrow adopted ordinance 23-38 that mirrors state law regarding regulations in the use of window tinting in motor vehicles.

Shane Edmounds is the owner of Tiger Window Tinting in Broken Arrow. Lately, Edmounds says he’s been getting a lot more questions from potential customers.

“Some people are asking if their car is legal,” said Edmound's, “Or when they get their car tinted they want to know if the tint is legal.”

Edmound's told FOX23 that he has already had to adjust the window tint shade for a couple of clients to make the tint compliant with the city ordinance.

Both state law and Broken Arrow ordinance mandate vehicles cannot have less than 25% of light transmission on the side and rear windows, as well as no tinting below the upper portion of the windshield.

Broken Arrow Police Sergeant Ed Ferguson said that the need for enforcement of the ordinance stems from a safety issue.

“Some people choose to make their windows so dark that they literally have to roll their windows down at night in order to be able to see,” said Sergeant Ferguson.

Broken Arrow Police will be using recently purchased tint meters so that officers can measure the light transmission of window tinting.

Police will only take action on drivers whose vehicles are found to be beyond the lawful amount of window tinting on their vehicles.

“It’s not like we are going to be driving around looking for tinted window but if we see a possible violator we are going to stop them and check it out,” said Sergeant Ferguson.

To give drivers time to comply with the new ordinance Broken Arrow Police say they will not begin active enforcement of this law till November 1st. Drivers can face a fine of $200.00 for violations of this law.
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2012, 08:05:59 am »

Broken Arrow Police Equipped To Enforce Window Tint Law

http://www.newson6.com/story/19635133/broken-arrow-police-to-enforce-window-tinting-law

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BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma - If you're behind the wheel of a car, Broken Arrow police want to be able to see your face. The City of Broken Arrow will begin enforcing window tint laws with newly purchased "tint meters."
A state law regulating the darkness of tinted auto windows has been in place for years, but the Broken Arrow Police Department has recently taken steps to start enforcing the law. That's because officers have seen an increasing number of violations, according to Sergeant Ed Ferguson, BAPD Traffic Specialist.

Police say the excessively dark window tinting isn't just a risk for officers making contact with a driver they can't see.

"The dark tinting found on some vehicles can result in reduced visibility for those drivers in their ability to see other traffic or objects, especially at night," Ferguson said in a news release.

"The intent of our enforcement is to target violators that have modified their vehicles beyond factory specifications and what is allowed by law with excessively dark tinting on their vehicles that creates a hazard to others."

Both state law and the Broken Arrow traffic ordinance mandate that vehicles can't have less than 25 percent of light transmission on the side and rear windows, as well as no tinting below the upper portion of the windshield.

Police won't be targeting late model vehicles that have factor-equipped privacy glass on the back side and rear windows, Ferguson said.

Enforcement of the ordinance will begin November 1, and violators can face a fine of $200.

So per these stories, it sounds like it'll be a reason to stop them.
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2012, 08:11:54 am »

When I was a teenager in BA, they didn't need these silly laws to pull us over.

They just would.  The officers would have us all get out of the car, sit us on the curb and then look through the cars including trunks.

I was never a dark tint guy but there were a few examples of fellow BA teens whose tints were "tested" by police scratching the tint with keys or knives.

The officers would also follow us at night with their brights on in order to get us to speed up.

Most of the time, we were released with a warning and advised to remember to always show police officers respect.

Ah, the good times.

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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2012, 08:34:16 am »

When I was a teenager in BA, they didn't need these silly laws to pull us over.

They just would.  The officers would have us all get out of the car, sit us on the curb and then look through the cars including trunks.

I was never a dark tint guy but there were a few examples of fellow BA teens whose tints were "tested" by police scratching the tint with keys or knives.

The officers would also follow us at night with their brights on in order to get us to speed up.

Most of the time, we were released with a warning and advised to remember to always show police officers respect.

Ah, the good times.



Most BA police officers I ran into were d-bags.  And did exactly as you described.
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2012, 02:13:22 pm »


Never met any d-bag police in Broken Arrow.   I thought they all were from Tulsa.
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2012, 02:24:02 pm »

You guys seem to have to deal with the police more often than I. Tongue

Last time I could work up enough anger to call a cop a douchebag was when one decided it would be a good call to point their service weapon at me when I was still in high school. (Pro tip: Don't wear all black while walking down the street after midnight)
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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2012, 02:48:07 pm »

My experience with light meters is that they need to be periodically calibrated and certified.
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2012, 03:18:14 pm »

How is this enforceable?  If you live in some other town that allows dark, tinted windows and you're in Broken Arrow for whatever reason, how can the city enforce it?  Oh, wait, "You ain't from aroun' here, are ya?"
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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2012, 11:18:55 pm »

When I was a teenager in BA, they didn't need these silly laws to pull us over.
They just would.  The officers would have us all get out of the car, sit us on the curb and then look through the cars including trunks.
I was never a dark tint guy but there were a few examples of fellow BA teens whose tints were "tested" by police scratching the tint with keys or knives.
The officers would also follow us at night with their brights on in order to get us to speed up.
Most of the time, we were released with a warning and advised to remember to always show police officers respect.

As these become more popular,

they are going to have to remember to roll their own tinted windows down first.
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« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2012, 07:02:24 am »

Pat that is perfect. The old do as I say not do as I do rule.
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« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2012, 07:38:32 am »

They are changing over the black and white cars, too.

BA used to have a billboard on the expressway with a picture of a city cop pointing a shotgun at the camera, with a little caption about don't commit crimes here...  I always thought it was kind of catchy....

BA seems to have low crime rate.  Oh, well except for that meth lab that blew up down the street from a friends place...

This is way past due.  Too many kids can go park with those tinted windows and ya can't see what they are doing - just have to infer from the rocking of the car.



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« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2012, 10:47:26 am »

Too many kids can go park with those tinted windows and ya can't see what they are doing - just have to infer from the rocking of the car.

Time for cargo vans to make a comeback?
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« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2012, 11:56:46 am »

With the dozens of different laws in every state and municipality, plus the dozens of different interpretations or levels of competence by police, it seems like window tinting is just asking to get pulled over and harassed.
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« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2012, 11:59:15 am »

With the dozens of different laws in every state and municipality, plus the dozens of different interpretations or levels of competence by police, it seems like window tinting is just asking to get pulled over and harassed.

My SO's RAV4 came that way. The tint on the front windows is pretty light, but it's much darker on the back.
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