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Change Maryland's Window Tint law To a Secondary Law

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The window tint law in Maryland for passenger cars, convertibles and station wagons can have tinted windows. However, these windows must feature a light-transmittance rate of at least 35 percent. Multi-purpose vehicles, vans, limousines and class-E trucks with a gross vehicle weight equal to or less than 10,000 pounds can have tinted windows, with some restrictions. The window tint on the driver's side and right-side front passenger side doors must have a light-transmittance rate of 35 percent. These windows can't have reflective, red, amber or yellow window tint. However, the other windows on these vehicles can have any type of window tinting except for reflective film. The main argument against window tint is that it impairs a driver's safety by inhibiting there vision. The other argument is that for an officers safety they must be able to see within a vehicle during a traffic stop. In this petition we are asking that the law be changed to a secondary law. There is a difference between a secondary and primary offense, a citation can only be issued for a secondary offense when the driver is pulled over for some other reason; a primary offense.

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