I bought a can of night shades... its a tail light tint... i have heard from some people that darkening your tail lights is illegal. I live in ohio.. if anyone knows if this is legal or illegal please let me know.
I have seen them here on cars, some completely black and some just tinted. I have no idea if its illegal or not, I would lean towards illegal. If it is illegal, I'm sure some cops might care and other wont. It does decrease the ability of other cars to see you so I could see that being the reason.I bought a can of night shades... its a tail light tint... i have heard from some people that darkening your tail lights is illegal. I live in ohio.. if anyone knows if this is legal or illegal please let me know.
To me, that is a case to tint everything dark as looks good, throw in some silver star bulbs or LED and leave the third light alone. That covers all the bases and if a cop wants to hit his ticket quota you could fight it in court.Found this posted here
§ 4513.05. Tail lights and illumination of rear license plate.
(A) Every motor vehicle, trackless trolley, trailer, semitrailer, pole trailer, or vehicle which is being drawn at the end of a train of vehicles shall be equipped with at least one tail light mounted on the rear which, when lighted, shall emit a red light visible from a distance of five hundred feet to the rear, provided that in the case of a train of vehicles only the tail light on the rearmost vehicle need be visible from the distance specified.
I was reading up for something else and found this which applies to the tinted tail lights.thanks everyone. im going to call my police department to make sure. i live in the country but im close to a city so we'll see what i find out
4513.06 Red reflectors required.
(A) Every new motor vehicle sold after September 6, 1941, and operated on a highway, other than a commercial tractor, to which a trailer or semitrailer is attached shall carry at the rear, either as a part of the tail lamps or separately, two red reflectors meeting the requirements of this section, except that vehicles of the type mentioned in section 4513.07 of the Revised Code shall be equipped with reflectors as required by the regulations provided for in said section.
Every such reflector shall be of such size and characteristics and so maintained as to be visible at night from all distances within three hundred feet to fifty feet from such vehicle.
(B) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
Amended by 128th General Assembly File No. 9, HB 1, § 101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.
Effective Date: 01-01-2004