Letter: Why no window tinting enforcement?

Published: Saturday, July 1, 2017 11:29 p.m. CDT

To the Editor:

According tot he information obtained from the Illinois Window Tinting Laws that, on sedans, you are allowed six inches on the top of the windshiled. The front doors, back doors and the rear windshield you must allow 35 percent light to filter through.

Now, when you get to SUVs and vans, you are allowed six inches on the top of the windshileds. The front doors must allow 35 percent light to filter through. The back doors and rear windshield, there is no stipulation stated and any dark color can be used.

You can drive anywhere in the Joliet area or extend that area and how many vehicles of all types are in violation of the window tinting lawas? I have seen and can assume that many other citizens have seen the same thing with windows that are tinted so dark I would say it looks like black tint.

If these are the Illinois state laws for tinting vehicle windows, then why is law enforcement not addressing the issues? This, in my opinion is not only a safety factor, but especially for law enforcement when they do a traffic stop for they can't tell what type of situation that they are going to encounter.

With this said, when will the laws be enforced?

Joseph Starmann, Joliet