Legalize darker window tint
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Minnesota has one of the most restrictive automotive tint laws in the country, and tint tickets start at over $100 dollars. One more thing to add. Right now current tint laws allow for a 3% + / - before you get a ticket or fine. To account for tint built into the window from the factory, I propose the 3% be changed 8% + / -.
Ignorance may be no excuse, but many people getting pulled over weren't even aware that they were breaking a law, and are hardly criminals. Such a strict law hurts citizens interested in investing in the benefits window film can provide:
-Adds crash safety from passenger ejection and shattered glass
-Reduces the sun's glare, helping prevent accidents due to excess glare
-Blocks 99.9% of UV radiation
-Keeps vehicles more comfortable by reducing solar heat gain
-Adds privacy for drivers, passengers and belongings
-Discourages smash and grab theft
-Helps protect interiors from fading
-Eliminates the need for mounted shades, which can become dangerous projectiles in the case of an accident
This law has also been devastating to local shops across the state. Why hurt Minnesotan businesses when customers can just go across the border or to a back alley to get a tint job done?
All we want is a 35% limit, which is more in line with 47 other states. 35% is dark enough to allow Minnesotans the full benefits of window film, but light enough that our police officers can feel safe.
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