Illinois Tint Law...

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Old 04-03-07, 06:31 AM
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Illinois Tint Law...

I drive a 1981 Ford LTD, and I was looking for the Illinios tint law and I seen that it says something about 1982 and older vehicles being EXEMPT from tint laws.
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(625 ILCS 5/12‑503) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 12‑503)
Sec. 12‑503. Windshields must be unobstructed and equipped with wipers.
(a) No person shall drive a motor vehicle with any sign, poster, window application, reflective material, nonreflective material or tinted film upon the front windshield, sidewings or side windows immediately adjacent to each side of the driver. A nonreflective tinted film may be used along the uppermost portion of the windshield if such material does not extend more than 6 inches down from the top of the windshield. Nothing in this Section shall create a cause of action on behalf of a buyer against a dealer or manufacturer who sells a motor vehicle with a window which is in violation of this Section.
(b) Nothing contained in this Section shall prohibit the use of nonreflective, smoked or tinted glass, nonreflective film, perforated window screen or other decorative window application on windows to the rear of the driver's seat, except that any motor vehicle with a window to the rear of the driver's seat treated in this manner shall be equipped with a side mirror on each side of the motor vehicle which are in conformance with Section 12‑502.
(c) No person shall drive a motor vehicle with any objects placed or suspended between the driver and the front windshield, rear window, side wings or side windows immediately adjacent to each side of the driver which materially obstructs the driver's view.
(d) Every motor vehicle, except motorcycles, shall be equipped with a device, controlled by the driver, for cleaning rain, snow, moisture or other obstructions from the windshield; and no person shall drive a motor vehicle with snow, ice, moisture or other material on any of the windows or mirrors, which materially obstructs the driver's clear view of the highway.
(e) No person shall drive a motor vehicle when the windshield, side or rear windows are in such defective condition or repair as to materially impair the driver's view to the front, side or rear. A vehicle equipped with a side mirror on each side of the vehicle which are in conformance with Section 12‑502 will be deemed to be in compliance in the event the rear window of the vehicle is materially obscured.
(f) Paragraphs (a) and (b) of this Section shall not apply to:
(1) motor vehicles manufactured prior to January 1, 1982; or
(2) to those motor vehicles properly registered in another jurisdiction.
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Basically from what I understand, "(f)-(1)" states that I can tint whatever windows I want, and as dark as I want?
 
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Old 04-03-07, 06:33 AM
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Oops, I suppose I will post link
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs4.asp?DocName=062500050HCh%2E+12+Art%2E+V&ActID=1815&ChapAct=625%26nbsp%3BILCS%26nbsp%3B5%2F&ChapterID=49&ChapterName=VEHICLES&SectionID=59764&SeqStart=121000&SeqEnd=121500&ActName=Illinois+Vehicle+Code%2E
 
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Old 04-03-07, 01:24 PM
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Not a pro here, but if you keep reading...

(i) Those motor vehicles exempted under paragraph (f)(1) of this Section shall not cause their windows to be treated as described in paragraph (a) after January 1, 1993.

If I'm reading that correctly, you can't.

Here are some other sources you can look at:

http://www.iwfa.com/PreProduction_copy(1)/consumer_info/auto_statelaws.html

http://www.doityourselftint.com/tintlaws.html
 
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Old 04-03-07, 03:12 PM
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Thanks for reading into it, DIY! I was inclined to pipe up and say that there had to be some other provision preventing someone from buying an older car and blacking out the windows, but I was too lazy to dig in.
 
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http://www.iwfa.com/iwfa/Law_Chart/State%20Law%20Chart.htm
 
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Old 07-07-07, 06:41 PM
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The Illinois vehicle code is good for starters, but you should also check into the ordinances for the city you live in. In Chicago, for example, there are a whole host of city enacted municipal ordinances you can be cited for that are not necessarily state laws.
 
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