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In the Dark Over Tinted Windows?

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KENNEWICK, Wash. –Uncertain whether your car's tinted windows are breaking the law?

Kennewick police on Saturday hope to shed some light on the confusion over tinted windows.

Police say several businesses in the Tri-Cities are selling window tinting over the state legal limit, and officers have been writing tickets.

On Saturday at the Southridge Sports Complex, patrol officers will answer your questions about tinted windows and will check whether your car is street legal.


"We have a meter which will enable people to be able to have their windows tested to make sure they have the legal tinting on them," says Mike Blatman, crime prevention officer.

If your car fails the tinted window test, don't worry. Kennewick police say they want to give drivers plenty of time to get their cars in compliance before officers start handing out tickets.


Officers will test car windows from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

The police department will also mark National Missing Children's Day at the complex with information on Take 25, a program for parents on how to make their kids safer. Children can join the My ID Club, and receive their own ID safety card. Police SWAT equipment and fire fighting vehicles will also be at the sports complex along with the DARE Music Machine.