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City May Raise Fine on Tinted Windows

By Margaret Lyons in News on Jun 30, 2008 7:50PM

City Council's police and fire committee has proposed raising the fine for illegal tinted front windows to $250. It's currently $25, and given that the police issued 30,000 tickets last year for tinted windows, the higher fines could mean big bucks for the City. Tinted front windows (and windshields) are illegal because they pose a safety risk for police officers who need to be able to see into a car if they pull someone over. Also, geeze louise, 30,000 cars have illegal tinted windows? That number seems astronomically high to us.

According to the Illinois Vehicle Code, it's also illegal not to have windshield wipers. [S-T]