Date registered: Mar 2010
Vehicle: 2000 C230 K, 1974 450SL, 1980 Porsche 928, 1974 Suzuki GT750, 1972 Honda CB750
Location: Gurnee, IL
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Got pulled over for speeding in Ventura County (So Cal) a couple of years ago. Cop strolled up to the car, and told me I was speeding. I knew I was, but said "Really?", and looked surprised. He told me I was, but he didn't have his radar on at the time. He was just getting onto the freeway, and I was passing the entrance ramp. I had the driver's side window down, but the passenger side was still up. He said my windows looked a bit dark and asked me to raise my driver's side window, and saw that it was tinted. He said he was going to write me up for it, and he did.
I got a fix it ticket on the spot, which was a $10 fine, or a $120 fine if I didn't correct the violation. I figured out the time to have the tint removed, the trip to court to have it verified, then the expense of having it reinstalled.
I paid the $120 and considered it the lesser of the two choices.