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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaring_Afro View Post
    VA? Are you joking? Unless you are talking about neons I have no idea what you are talking about. There are no state emissions tests and i've never heard of anyone getting pulled over in most areas for dark tint or no front plate (many people with T/As keep covers over them).

    It doesnt get much more slack than VA. All they ever really check for in inspections is bald tires and broken bulbs.
    What part of VA are you in? I'd like to go there.

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    Ok a little common sense does apply to this topic. Very good points when it comes to field of view and moving images. I will do a little more research on this and let you all know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaring_Afro View Post
    VA? Are you joking? Unless you are talking about neons I have no idea what you are talking about. There are no state emissions tests and i've never heard of anyone getting pulled over in most areas for dark tint or no front plate (many people with T/As keep covers over them).

    It doesnt get much more slack than VA. All they ever really check for in inspections is bald tires and broken bulbs.
    lol you must be from southwest, VA. In northern Virginia they are very strict with modifications, tint, n such. We also have bi-yearly emissions inspections up here and yearly safety checks that are very stringent.
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    Per the local PD here in my area as long as the device does not obstruct the field of view as previously mentioned it is not illegal.

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    North Australia - Laws / Conditions

    Im not to sure about the laws exactly here, But living in australia it seems to follow the basic rule that no moving, distracting images can be displayed while the car is in motion.

    The main rule/law here is that the device can display such visual effects such as movies but the handbrake must be applied.

    But either way, When it comes to taking the car to the MVR (Motor Vehicle Registry) they simply dont know what to check on the unit and pass it the second they see it is a custom installation.

    I have attached a copy of the regulations that were sent to me from the NT MVR (Northern Australia Motor Vehicle Registry) which as long as they comply with this document then it should pass a inspection....
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    Quote Originally Posted by atoz350 View Post
    What part of VA are you in? I'd like to go there.
    metro richmond area (but not IN richmond which is probably stricter with tint and such) but drive and park A LOT in roanoke and fredericksburg area with no problems.

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    In Virginia, PCs are not illegal per se, but having a TV screen - which computer monitors likely would be considered - within the view of the driver is illegal. Fortunately, there is an exception if the screen is used in connection with a navigation system. So, you are okay in VA if you use the screen with a navigation system and are not actually watching a movie.

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    Any aftermarket screens visible to the driver are illegal in Alberta so yes, my car PC is illegal. Shops are no longer allowed to install them in the dash and any unit that gets installed in the dash is not sold anymore. I don't think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaring_Afro View Post
    VA? Are you joking? Unless you are talking about neons I have no idea what you are talking about. There are no state emissions tests and i've never heard of anyone getting pulled over in most areas for dark tint or no front plate (many people with T/As keep covers over them).

    It doesnt get much more slack than VA. All they ever really check for in inspections is bald tires and broken bulbs.
    What are talking about. I live in Va i have gotten pulled & received 4 window tint tickets. Also a ticket for my tinted taillights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maheriano View Post
    Any aftermarket screens visible to the driver are illegal in Alberta so yes, my car PC is illegal. Shops are no longer allowed to install them in the dash and any unit that gets installed in the dash is not sold anymore. I don't think.
    So then GPS's are illegal in Alberta?
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