Date: May 27, 2007 09:09AM
I have had "tint" since the mid-80's, before it was "vogue" and cool...
I have darker tint than generally allowed, as I have a waiver and I will say it is better than a good pair of sunglasses, as it isn't just about the sun, it is about all glare, headlights, etc. included.
Also, it is true the tint's side benefits are less interior fade and cooler temps in the car, or so it seems.
I was actually stopped about 2 yrs ago in my one car. The policeman in a marked cruiser, passed a car on the double yellows, lights & siren, 100 yards before the county line. Once he asked about the tint and I showed him my registration card, he apoligized and said to "have a nice day, sir" - I had my wife and kids in the car...
Anyways, not everyone wants to be a gangster or whatever, some have legitimate reasons for tint.