Have you guys seen these commercials yet? For KGB?
Well one night I couldn’t get the thought of me wanting tinted tail lights for my SUV out of my mind. I know it’s illegal in some states but when searching the net to see if it was legal or not in California I saw people saying yes and no. Some said no, others said yes but it can’t be completely smoked out (you have to see the reflectors, etc). The one thing that is definitely illegal here is having your head lights tinted. Tail lights were iffy.
So I remembered KGB which answers any question via text message for 99 cents and decided to text them to see what they’d say…
Me (10:58 pm): Are tinted car taillights illegal in California?
KGB (10:58 pm): We’re researching your answer.Std msg rates apply. Answers only 99c. We never spam & you’re not subscribed to anything. Txt HELP for more info, STOP to cancel
(I thought that was cool that they give users the chance to cancel it, especially if they didn’t know it was going to cost them 99 cents)
KGB (11:02 pm): Not Legal Advice: It is illegal to have tinted tail lights in California. kgb_team
I was bummed that they said it was illegal, but I also realized that KGB didn’t give a very detailed answer. So if you want details, you have to be much more specific with your questions.
The next day I decided to be more specific and curiosity got the best of me as well, this is what was texted..
Me (8:31 am): Where exactly does it say that tinting car tail lights is illegal in California (dmv law code/ section)?
KGB (8:39 am): CALIFORNIA CODES VEHICLE CODE SECTION 26700-26712 doesn’t really mention it specifically. kgb_team
Me (8:46 am): Do you KGB employees google (or use internet searches) our questions to get the answers or are you geniuses?
KGB (8:48 am): It’s a combination of both, if our genius minds get stumped, then yes we do refer to internet search engines! kgb_team
LOL! Well, one thing I loved about KGB is that they respond quickly. For basic questions (ie. asking about movie times, the weather, etc) they have some software handle those while they have their “KGB Special Agents” answer more complex questions. Overall I was completely satisfied with their service. Of course I could look up things myself online but when I’m complete stumped (and or too lazy to look something up… like the DMV California law codes)… I’ll definitely text KGB again. (Might even have them help me with some chemistry homework? Who knows LOL!)
PS. I still want tinted tail lights… I read the law codes and I am not completely convinced (it could be my stubbornness)… to be continued!