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WV tinted taillight laws

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ewing20, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. Jan 16, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    ewing20

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    i made a purchase of some medium tinted taillights which look great by the way but i did so without doing my research as to if they are legal in WV.
    One of the guys at my work says not but the company i bought them from says yes. Im torn as to who to believe as i dont want any tickets and plus one i install them i can't send them back.

    Is anyone familiar with the wv law on this?

    thanks:confused:
     
  2. Jan 16, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
  3. Jan 16, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    i heard or read somewhere(i forgot) that as long as you can see your reflectors in the tailights you shouldnt get a ticket and if so you can fight it, but not completely clear on this, im just sayin haha
     
  4. Jan 16, 2011 at 7:48 PM
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    Thats for the link but i've google it and read every article i could find but no definitive answer to my question.
     
  5. Jan 16, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    wat?
    then to be 100% sure, i would call the local popo and see what they have to say.
     
  6. Jan 16, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    I tinted the hell out of mine with Nite Viz. Til they look very dark but the lights shine through. So far ZERO issues during inspection or with troopers right behind me.
     
  7. Jan 17, 2011 at 5:26 AM
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    Thanks for the info. Im going to put them in and I'll let you know if i have any issue the the law.
     
  8. Jan 17, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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    i had vht nightshade on my car i used to have and they were very dark and i never had a problem. supposly the law for that is as long as you can see the red tint through the film or spray you should be fine. my car you couldnt see the red tint at all and i never had a problem you should be alright. where abouts you located in wv?
     
  9. Jan 17, 2011 at 10:05 AM
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    I see them all the time, I know that doesn't mean it is legal, but obviously police and inspections could care less. Just passed one blacked out this morning on an f150. Ugly look on that truck in my opinion.
     
  10. Jan 18, 2011 at 4:55 AM
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    Im in fayetteville. The cops are pretty stick around here Oak Hill, and Summersville so I was just trying to cover my bases. Last thing i need is a ticket.

    Thanks for the info.

    I've got them in so I'll let you know if i have any issues.
     
  11. Jan 18, 2011 at 5:21 AM
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    Don't drink and Drive... It would suck to get a DUI due to your tinted tails. They are illegal. I had light tint overlays on my first Infiniti G35. Got hassled a couple times, so when I got my 2nd G35 I never messed with the taillights. Keep in mind my Tails were OEM LED lights, and bright as hell.... even tinted they were bright...
     
  12. Jan 18, 2011 at 7:49 AM
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    Keep them on. If they stop you, just tell them you still have the originals and it would be no problem for you to put them back on. Be nice, dont get pissed. They'll let you off with a warning and then change them out.
     
  13. Jan 19, 2011 at 5:11 AM
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    The ones i bought are factory lights with a medium tint but you can see the lights really good.
    Yesterday was pretty interesting to say the least as i was driving thru oak hill and a cop got in behind me and followed me for 2 miles and I just knew he was going to pull me over but he didn't then i got to beckley and had another town cop behind me and he didn't pull me over and then yet again on my way home from work last night i had a cop pull behind me at a stop light in fayetteville. So knock on wood it looks like there going to let me be for now anyway.
     
  14. Jan 19, 2011 at 6:04 AM
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    whats up bro i am from beckley and i see trucks around here with real dark tint on their tails with no problems
     
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