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CAVITE , Philippines — A South Korean died after he was hit by a car in Silang, Cavite on Friday night, police reported yesterday.

Kwang Soo Kim, 59, was crossing the highway in Barangay Lalaan 1st when he was hit by a Honda sedan at around 9:55 p.m.

Bystanders brought the victim to the Estrella Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.

 

Driver Francisco Paul Lacay, 48, surrendered to responding police officers.

Lacay said he was headed to Tagaytay from Dasmariñas when he hit the victim.

 

Police said charges of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide would be filed against Lacay.

This is from the Philippine Star website. This is my bro in law. I sold him the car when I bought my new one. Heavily tinted windows, and I never ever drove it past dark. Tried to visit him yesterday morning at the Silang police station but it wasn't allowed. His wife and son are going crazy. They did accept P3k so as not to put him in the general population, so people who say that greasing palms should never be done can kiss it. He's not a drinker at all or a drug user. Witnesses say that the Korean guy was pretty drunk. 

Paul has a good job and just bought a house 2 years ago. Very tragic that someone died, but it was a pure accident.:unsure:

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33 minutes ago, Arizona Kid said:

Heavily tinted windows, and I never ever drove it past dark... but it was a pure accident.

Hmmm...

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Sorry to hear about this AK.  I often wondered how some people see with the dark tinted windows at night. I hope he doesn't suffer too long there.   Along those same lines if someone could design or make a auto darkening window tint that was not too expensive, like eye glasses they could become rich! :tiphat:

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1 hour ago, intrepid said:

if someone could design or make a auto darkening window tint

Although very expensive, there are polarized windscreens available, Buy a Porsche and they are are standard as are other Top of the ranges motor Manufacturers BUT?

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The used car I bought had windows so dark I couldn't drive it at night, I had the front window tint removed and the rest changed to a much lighter tint at the Toyota dealership, doesn't cost much at all.

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My car has heavily tinted windows, and I would never drive it after dark. It is an accident waiting to happen! 

Just the other evening, around 10pm, I was in  taxi which almost ran into the back of a jeepney, which was stationary, prior to turning left. It had NO lights, and to me was completely invisible against the glare of headlights of vehicles coming the other way. It wa drizzling which added to the problem. Fortunaly my driver saw it at the last second and swerved to avoid it! 

In my experience there are too many idiots, usually pedestrians wearing dark clothing, wandering in the road after dark, who are just waiting for you to be involved in their suicide. This incident reinforces my decision not to drive at night!

I really feel for your brother in law and his family.  

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26 minutes ago, Heeb said:

The used car I bought had windows so dark I couldn't drive it at night, I had the front window tint removed and the rest changed to a much lighter tint at the Toyota dealership, doesn't cost much at all.

Mine too.  So dark it was messing with my perception in the daytime.  Its a spooky feeling to get confused what is a reflection and what is not.... I found I could not reliably back-up, for instance, or recognize what was in the side mirror reflection or how far away things were.  Peeled that stuff off pronto. 

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There is ceramic film tint that blocks UV rays very effectively eliminates the need for excessively dark tint. Costs about 1/3 more than standard tint. It works well. 

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Just looked the UK ruling up.

According to UK law, it states that the front screens must allow 75% light through and side front windows 70% light minimum.

Personally I find driving at night a struggle especially when it's raining, I also use "night time clip-ons" if necessary, they are cheap to buy and double up as anti-glare glasses as well

But I would never drive a front full screen tinted car, as pointed out people wearing dark clothing are hard to see at night, even without tinted screens.

My thoughts are with the families of both party's

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Had a Pajero when I first arrived here. Drive it at night for first time and it was like sitting in a moving cave. I could barely see out the damn thing. Next day I changed to a much lighter tint. In Malaysia police will force you to get a lighter tint as theres a maximum of 50%  tinting allowed I think.

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