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, http://www.lcsun-news.com
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