Basically, I guess that all people with their tinted front doors are cop killers!
That's not the point Chris.
You might know who you are (and not pose a threat to anyone), but the point is that the cop
has no idea who you are. He's most likely never met you before, and has to be always cautious and constantly vigilant - even if the interaction appears on the surface to be completely 'tame'.
If the cop can't see into the car, he likely has to assume the worst. He may even turn it into a felony stop just to make sure he/she stays as safe as possible. The 'unknown' is what poses the danger to the cop. And a lot of cops have lost their lives doing their job because they were ambushed by somebody/something in the vehicle they just couldn't see - and therefore couldn't prepare to respond to. If you go to www.odmp.org,
you'll find a whole lot of cop deaths caused by ambush.......I'm fairly confident that in at least some of those situations, tinted windows were involved. If that's the case, for their own safety, a cop needs to treat every
stop as a high risk stop. That's why you often see a lot of cops approach a normal stop with their hand on the gun in the holster, or just near it.
I'm not against tinted windows, they just need to be kept at a reasonable tint.
I fully support the proposed law. It's about time someone did this.