New window tint inspection law takes effect this weekend

WITH THE NEW YEAR — COMES NEW LAWS TAKING EFFECT IN NEW YORK STATE AND THERE'S ONE THAT COULD HAVE YOU TAKING YOUR CAR OFF THE ROAD FOR A WHILE

IT COVERS WINDOW TINTING ON YOUR VEHICLE — AND AT LEAST SOME LOCAL AUTO SHOPS AREN'T HAPPY ABOUT IT THE OWNER OF TRINGALI'S AUTO SERVICE SAYS HE'S NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO HIS CUSTOMERS' REACTIONS WHEN THE NEW LAW TAKES EFFECT JANUARY FIRST — HIS CREWS WILL HAVE TO CHECK THE WINDOW TINTING ON EVERY CAR THEY INSPECT ((11:32:47 WE'RE THE BEARER OF BAD NEWS ENOUGH AS IT IS AND UNFORTUNATELY GOOD OR BAD WE HAVE TO TELL YOU 11:32:53 )) STATE TROOPERS SAY WINDOWS THAT ARE TOO DARK CREATE DANGEROUS SITUATIONS FOR DRIVERS WHO MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SEE THEIR SURROUNDINGS — AND THEY CREATE DANGEROUS SITUATIONS FOR POLICE ((00:04:53 WE DON'T KNOW WHO'S IN THERE, WE DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON 00:04:56 SO IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, TO HAVE THAT WINDOW TINT REMOVED IS A NICE THING IN THE ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP

00:05:03)) IT'S BEEN THE LAW IN NEW YORK STATE THAT WINDOWS HAVE TO LET AT LEAST 70 PERCENT OF THE LIGHT THROUGH — THAT WON'T CHANGE BUT THE NEW LAW WILL HAVE AUTO SHOPS CHECKING THE WINDOWS AS PART OF THE ANNUAL INSPECTION PROCESS YOU HAVE TO GET TO LEGALLY KEEP YOUR CAR ON THE ROAD HERE ((11:27:54 THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY COULD GIVE YOU A SUMMONS FOR IT WOULD ACTUALLY BE A POLICE OFFICER THEY HAD THE METERS IN THEIR CAR IF THEY FELT THEY WERE TOO DARK, THEY WOULD TEST

11:28:04)) NOW, THE AUTO SHOPS HAVE TO BUY THOSE METERS –AND THEY HAVE TO TAKE MORE TIME FOR EACH INSPECTION AND THE SHOPS HAVE TO EAT THOSE ADDED COSTS ((11:28:33 WE CAN'T CHARGE ANY MORE FOR THE STATE INSPECTION THE STATE INSPECTION IS REGULATED BY THE STATE

11:28:37 )) ((RE7206/11:41:16 THE THING IS YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR THE INSPECTION WHETHER YOUR CAR PASSES OR NOT, AND YOU HAVE TO REPAY TO HAVE IT REINSPECTED AND IF YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE TINT TAKEN OFF YOUR WINDOWS, THAT CAN GET VERY EXPENSIVE 11:41:27)) ((RE7195/11:31:53 IT DOES NOT COME OFF VERY EASILY 11:31:55 )) AND, KEEP IN MIND, A LOT OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE DARKLY TINTED WINDOWS PAID A LOT OF MONEY TO PUT THE TINT ON IN THE FIRST PLACE — ((11:28:13 A GUY COULD HAVE A PERFECTLY BRAND NEW CAR BUT HE COULD HAVE A WINDOW TINT THAT'S TOO DARK, NOW THE CAR IS TECHNICALLY ILLEGAL FOR INSPECTION 11:28:22 )) TRINGALI SAYS HE WISHES OTHER SHOPS WOULD NOT HAVE SOLD THE DARKER TINTS– AND HE WISHES THERE WAS A LONGER GRACE PERIOD FOR PEOPLE TO GET THEIR WINDOWS FIXED BUT – HE SAYS HIS HANDS ARE TIED – THE STATE LICENSES HIS SHOP AS AN