Volume 8, Issue 5, September-October  2004

The Back Page
Film in the News Compiled from 
News Reports Across the World

Window film is a popular item among consumers, and, as such, stories about it pop up almost every day in newspapers across the world. The Window Film staff compiled a few of these that we find interesting on this page. To submit articles that you see in your own hometown newspapers, please e-mail a link to the story to boleary@glass.com or mail a copy of the article to Attn: Window Film magazine, P.O. Box 569, Garrisonville, VA 22463.

More Sporting News
Williston, Fla.—A youth softball team, sponsored in part by a local window tinting shop, made it 
to the district finals, finishing second.

The Pioneer Sun News out of Williston, Fla., reported that the Tri-County All Stars finished second overall in the Babe Ruth District IV tournament and went on to compete at the state tournament. Custom Window tint is one of the team sponsors.

This Explains Some Bans
Islamabad—The Pakistan Times reported recently that police in Rawalpindi and Islamabad have neglected their duties monitoring tinted windows on personal vehicles. This action, along with the growing trend of adding revolving lights inside a private car has led to an increase in crime in the two cities.

The article indicated that the Pakistani Interior Ministry has banned the use of window tint and revolving lights to prevent citizens from imitating the look of official police and government vehicles and from participating in illegal activity while using the guise. The article further reported, however, that some government officials have also been found to have altered their private vehicles to resemble official vehicles as well.

A Bit Too Far
Winnipeg, Canada—A driver in Winnipeg, Canada was stopped and ticketed for having windows that were tinted too dark. The catch, as reported in The Winnipeg Sun, is that the car had OEM tinted glass and no aftermarket tint.

Bob Payne plans to contest the $105 ticket he received for driving a 2002 Lexus RX300 with illegally tinted windows.

According to the article, local Lexus sales manager Tom Strange said that 250 identical vehicles have been sold in the Woodhaven area of Winnipeg between March 1998 and spring 2003, and the tint has not changed over that time. Under Manitoba law, windshields must admit 70 percent of light and front windows can only block 55 percent of light and remain on the roads.

“If this gentleman or dealership didn’t add any film, he shouldn’t have any problem at all,” said Wes Anderson, president of Future Tint & Stripe.

On the Open Water
Seattle—Driving an unlimited hydroplane sponsored by LLumar Window Film, J.W. Myers finished second in the Chevrolet Cup at Seafair race, the Decatur (Ind.) Daily Democrat reported recently. The two-mile race was held on Lake Washington in Seattle and, according to the news report, was close race between Myers and Dave Villwock, driving Miss Budweiser, who eventually won.


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