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Does anyone know if tinted tail lights are illegal in Texas. I know most cities have their own ordances but what about the state. Mr Manalishi????


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try going to this website and searching under TX link its usually very accurate
www.findlaw.com
 

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Does anyone know if tinted tail lights are illegal in Texas. I know most cities have their own ordances but what about the state. Mr Manalishi????


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NO they are not illegal in texas PROVIDED.

your red reflectors can be seen AT NIGHT at a distance from 100 ft to a max of 600 ft.

thats it.

i know this cause i got busted for my tinted tails but i reserched the law and i beat the ticket.
 

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from http://tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/statutes/tn.toc.htm
§ 547.325. REFLECTORS REQUIRED. (a) Except as provided
by Subchapter F, a motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, or pole
trailer shall be equipped with at least two red reflectors on the
rear of the vehicle
. A red reflector may be included as a part of a
taillamp.
(b) A reflector shall be:
(1) mounted at a height from 15 to 60 inches; and
(2) visible at night at all distances:
(A) from 100 to 600 feet when directly in front of
lawful lower beams of headlamps; or
(B) from 100 to 350 feet when directly in front of
lawful upper beams of headlamps if the vehicle was manufactured or
assembled before January 1, 1972.


Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
 

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These are import statues for the tail lights as well.
the red reflector one is the one they tried tog et me on but i beat it.

§ 547.322. TAILLAMPS REQUIRED. (a) Except as provided by
Subsection (b), a motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, pole
trailer, or vehicle that is towed at the end of a combination of
vehicles shall be equipped with at least two taillamps.
(b) A passenger car or truck that was manufactured or
assembled before the model year 1960 shall be equipped with at least
one taillamp.
(c) Taillamps shall be mounted on the rear of the vehicle:
(1) at a height from 15 to 72 inches; and
(2) at the same level and spaced as widely apart as
practicable if a vehicle is equipped with more than one lamp.
(d) A taillamp shall emit a red light plainly visible at a
distance of 1,000 feet from the rear of the vehicle.
(e) If vehicles are traveling in combination, only the
taillamps on the rearmost vehicle are required to emit a light for
the distance specified in Subsection (d).
(f) A taillamp or a separate lamp shall be constructed and
mounted to emit a white light that:
(1) illuminates the rear license plate; and
(2) makes the plate clearly legible at a distance of 50
feet from the rear.
(g) A taillamp, including a separate lamp used to illuminate
a rear license plate, must emit a light when a headlamp or auxiliary
driving lamp is lighted.

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.


§ 547.323. STOPLAMPS REQUIRED. (a) Except as provided by
Subsection (b), a motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, or pole
trailer shall be equipped with at least two stoplamps.
(b) A passenger car manufactured or assembled before the
model year 1960 shall be equipped with at least one stoplamp.
(c) A stoplamp shall be mounted on the rear of the vehicle.
(d) A stoplamp shall emit a red or amber light, or a color
between red and amber, that is:
(1) visible in normal sunlight at a distance of at
least 300 feet from the rear of the vehicle; and
(2) displayed when the vehicle service brake is
applied.
(e) If vehicles are traveling in combination, only the
stoplamps on the rearmost vehicle are required to emit a light for
the distance specified in Subsection (d).
(f) A stoplamp may be included as a part of another rear
lamp.

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.


§ 547.324. TURN SIGNAL LAMPS REQUIRED. (a) Except as
provided by Subsection (b), a motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer,
or pole trailer shall be equipped with electric turn signal lamps
that indicate the operator's intent to turn by displaying flashing
lights to the front and rear of a vehicle or combination of vehicles
and on that side of the vehicle or combination toward which the turn
is to be made.
(b) Subsection (a) does not apply to a passenger car or
truck less than 80 inches wide manufactured or assembled before the
model year 1960.
(c) Turn signal lamps:
(1) shall be mounted at the same level and spaced as
widely apart as practicable on the front and on the rear of the
vehicle; and
(2) may be included as a part of another lamp on the
vehicle.
(d) A turn signal lamp shall emit:
(1) a white or amber light, or a color between white
and amber, if the lamp is mounted on the front of the vehicle; or
(2) a red or amber light, or a color between red and
amber, if the lamp is mounted on the rear of the vehicle.
(e) A turn signal lamp must be visible in normal sunlight at
a distance of:
(1) at least 500 feet from the front and rear of the
vehicle if the vehicle is at least 80 inches wide; and
(2) at least 300 feet from the front and rear of the
vehicle if the vehicle is less than 80 inches wide.

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
 

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What did they concider the red reflector in your case?
designed within your tailights is an area that reflects red at night.
to me i discoovered its the area between the two backup light reflector windows.

because of luck i didnt tint that area as dark as the rest of the car.

if your pulled over and given a ticket for the tails ask him why?

i was given my ticket at 8am.
no way he could tell if the red reflectors were able to be seen.
he claimed they had to be seen during the day.

WRONG!!! statue clearly states at night only.
i have photo evidence to prove my case and i carry a copy of the statue with me at all times in the car.
 

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That is what I want to do - get all my ducks in a row before I do it.

Thanx


The made me goto court to even see what the fine was on this.
the DA didnt even know the statue. I had to show me a copy of the one i printed out.

showed him my photos and the statue and the precourt bargining. he said well to me looks like your illegal and i can wave the points if you plead and it will cost you 150 bucks.

i said i dont think so lets see the judge.

low and behold just as we get ready to see the judge the DA calls me back and says umm the cop looked at your car and it looks ok now.
your free to go i am dismissing the charged.

blood thristy money mongers.
 

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Mecha - do you have a pic of your lights? How dark they are and with the reflecter.

yeah i do but they are at home.
i am at my "UNION" job right now lol.

dont know how well theyw ill look on the PC.
i took them with a 6 meg pix camera.
and a computer only shows in 72 res.

we shall see.

they are not took dark. but they are a medium i guess.
during the day walking at distance they look black you walk close with sun and you see red.

throwing silverstar bulbs in the back help tooo
 
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