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Old 08-09-2004, 22:17   #1 (permalink)
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Are tinted taillights legal in Victoria?

Do you have to get a brighter bulb?

What is the best way to tint your taillights?

I have a tc cortina, and would consider a light tint if its legal.

Any other thoughts?

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Old 08-09-2004, 22:38   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Are tinted taillights legal in Victoria?

In a word... NO

My mate's bro is a cop and he said that if he was cruising around and saw it he wouldnt bother pulling you over unless they were totally black but he also said that TOG will pull you over as soon as they see a hint of tinting.

Light tinting looks good but it can be risky, make sure that you have a spare set handy incase you have to swap them over for a roadworthy.
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Re: Are tinted taillights legal in Victoria?

yeah i wanted to do this aswell...but then found out it was illegal. Although I will get around to lightly doing it.

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Re: Are tinted taillights legal in Victoria?

Mine are tinted pretty dark, not black but certainly very dark. I got pulled over by TOG the other week (talking on a mobile while driving...my fault, was stupid) and they never said a word about them. I know they saw them as they were sitting right up my ass writing the ticket! Of course, it is illegal and if they wanted to, they could have canaried me on the spot.

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Re: Are tinted taillights legal in Victoria?

ok thats it....the next ride im tinting and thats it.

What happens when you gte busted? A defect? A fine?

If its a defect then thats ok, just pull some spares out..lol
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ok thats it....the next ride im tinting and thats it.

What happens when you gte busted? A defect? A fine?

If its a defect then thats ok, just pull some spares out..lol
Its the dreaded yellow sticker...of course I have the originals in the shed at home if needed
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Re: Are tinted taillights legal in Victoria?

And does it cost anything to take it down and get them to ok the car? Like a booking fee?

What if you were to get rear ended? Insurance might bend you over?
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Re: Are tinted taillights legal in Victoria?

Ok there illegal. Say no more im out. But damn they do make your car look tougher. They look pretty sweet on your car casper.
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Re: Are tinted taillights legal in Victoria?

legalities.. thats not what worries me.
Insurance is the more worrying aspect imo
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Yeah, insurance could be a concern however my lights are very clearly visable day or night so I think they would be pushing it.
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