This morning I was cited for having tint below the AS/1 line on my windshield by a state trooper; in addition I was cited with improper passing by a county sheriff. The traffic stop and tickets occurred concurrently, with the trooper behind me, and the sheriff behind him.
I was in the left lane of a 3 lane road, 55mph zone. A state trooper in the middle lane moved to the right. I signaled to turn and took the middle lane going 58mph.
Is questionable tint a valid reason to initiate a stop? How can an officer, while driving, reasonably discern that I was in violation of the AS/1 line rule?
How could I be cited for "improper passing" when I was traveling within 3mph of the posted speed limit? The officer accused me of not signaling my lane change, I maintain that I did signal.