Normally, tinted windows in Alberta will net you a fix-it ticket when a cop pulls you over. Unless, of course, your drivers' license features a ridiculous friar tuck haircut with a good story behind it.
This forum poster at the Canadian Beyond Cars forums chronicles a tale of being pulled over in his illegally modified Yaris where upon surrendering his license manages to work his way out of the ticket because of a hilarious haircut and a tale of self-deprecation for charity. After seeing this drivers license photo and listening to the guys story, we're thinking we'd have cut this guy loose too, that kind of funny only comes along once in a blue moon.
So driving home today, I got pulled over. I have pretty light tint all around including the fronts, so I knew I'd eventually get in trouble.
Cop asked me if I knew why he pulled me over, I said I had no idea, since I saw him from a long ways back and went speed limit the whole time he was beside/behind me. Told me front window tint is illegal in Alberta, asked for my license and registration. I handed it over.
He took a look for a good 30 seconds, comparing my drivers license to my face. Some of you may remember I did the Cul-de-sac for crohn's charity event here, where I shaved my head into a sweet ass cul-de-sac for a week. Well, I thought it'd be a good idea to get my drivers' license updated with that picture, so until 2011, my drivers license has a picture of me with a cul-de-sac, along with a weaksauce moustache from Moustache March. Yes, it looks ridiculous.
Back to the story, cop asks me what's up with the picture. I explained the whole charity thing, and he asked if I raised a lot of money. Jokingly, I said looking that ridiculous, going to tons of public events (I went to the Blowfish grand opening where press was present too lol), a lot of ppl appreciated it and donated so it was a good turnout. He laughed, said consider this a warning, and let me go. No fix-it ticket, didn't ask me to remove the tint, just let me go. SWEEEET!