Las Cruces Police Crack Down On Illegal Tinted Car Windows

Las Cruces – Las Cruces police are cracking down on vehicles with windows that are tinted too much.

The southern New Mexico city allows front-window tinting that blocks 80 percent of the sunlight.

Police Chief Richard Williams says enforcement has been limited, aside from a few citations where tinting was considered a contributing factor in crashes.

He says he's told officers to ramp up enforcement.

The manager of one business that does tinting says the shop will buy a tint-meter to help customers make sure their windows comply with the law if owners want them darker than the factory tinting.

Las Cruces police say they will replace the too-dark tinting on some of their own vehicles.

The city's K-9 units will keep blacked-out back seats to keep temperatures down for police dogs.


Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News,

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