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I was at Dullus airport in Va picking up my aunt she was comming from Florida. I was loading my aunt bags in the car. Then a 5-0 came up and ask for my paper work. I said to the cop what for he said my tint is to dark. I told him Im not from Va I have Maryland tags. He said it dont mater which state you from. So I give him my paper work and my Eye doctor Note and a letter from the Statetrooper from Maryland. He called it in after 30 min, he gave me everything back and let me off with no ticket or warning. The cop got an attitude with me then I took off but my aunt was upset.

The thing I dont understand is, do the cop has a right to give you a ticket for the tint even if you have out of state tags?
 

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yes the cop can give you a ticket.
if the speed limit in a state was 55 and you were doing 75, because thats the speed limit back home... would you get a ticket?

here's the general rule of thumb
#1 the laws of a state apply to all that is in the state. if you break a law in that state it is irrelevant how "we do things back home".
#2 reciprocity. the states must recognize your privlige to operate a vehicle regardless of the state that granted you that right. also if a state has your vehicle listed and registered they must recognize that too.
#3 why did you pull up to the airport terminal and get out of the drivers seat??? Iknow... you were helping her load her bags. BUT duh, after 9-11 they are Especially anal about people doing that. don't do it anymore and you will save yourself a ton of hassles.

BTW that's cool you didn't get a ticket.
 

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my tint is approved with the MVA in Maryland and I had a Maryland state trooper sighn the paper work but I still dont see how this system work at another state
 

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That was I thought. I think the cop was being a jerk because my teg is hot (stands out). If this is going to happen like this at another state what is the point in having dark tint thats approved in my home state. The reason I brought this subject up because Im driving to Atlanta in September, 13hr drive. I dont want these cop to push me around in the future when I pass through another state.

I been push around to much and I been off the hook everytime.
 

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Let me clear this up to end this matter. HE COULD HAVE NAILED YOU. Here is a good example. Radar detectors - legal in every state except Virginia. Many of us have learned this the hard way: if you are pulled over in VA and the cop sees your detector, you WILL get a ticket. The same applies to tinting....if you are in state X, and tints of any kind are illegal in state X, then regardless of the laws in state Y, you are vulnerable to tickets. It sucks, but there ain't nothin we can do about it
 

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Cops in VA just plain suck. They're all out to nail everyone for anything. Never ever heard a "good cop" story from VA. If I could, I would just bypass the state! Hehe, too bad it's in the way if I head south...
 

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I uderstand really clear. I agree with EpsilonGSR Va suck. So in September I have to sneek through the state of Va. Its about a freekin 6 hours to pass through that state.
 

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regarding the liscence plate thing, refer to #2 above. the state who issues the plates is the authority regarding the registration/liscencing for that car. NOT the physical condition though.
VA cops are tough. especially the state troopers
 

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my first thing is that i always thought that tint was a secondary offense. not primary. also, i've been let off all 4 times that i've been pulled. so i havent really had any issues with the cops yet. i mean where i live there are ToNS of out of state cars with outrageous tint because i live by an air force base and people bring their cars from out of state with different laws. and i've never heard of anyone getting pulled for tint, or 1 plate.

oh. the troopers are a holes, the cops are ok most of the time
 

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So, I shouldnt worry about it? I never had this problem in Maryland, Wash DC. This is the first time in va. I use to drive everyday to fairfax and Skyline mall area and I never had a problem like this.
 

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you shouldnt worry about it but there is always the chance, these cops here love to uphold the law. ive been pulled like 3 times and never ever gotten off the hook. sucks. yeah id just totally bypass the state if they are having a bad day then they will look for cars to pull that have illegal tint and other miscellaneous bs.
 

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Man ,cops can be dicks ,I got ticket for my blue neon license plate frame ,When I bought it they said it would be legal ,so I'm taking the ticket to court .
 

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mad spinner the blue license plate is illeagal. in all 50 states. you can not have any other light on your car that is blue. it is a color reserved for emergency vehicles.
 

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I had a bump removed from the bottom eyelid that was about 3 years ago so I still kept the doctor note my sister freind hooked it up (she worke in the same office when I had the bump removed).
 

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What about emissions testing laws in differnet states? I live in georgia but I am moving to Virginia to goto college. Where i live there are no emissions laws but what about the ones in Blacksburg? Do I still have to abide by them even tho I'm registered to GA?
 
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