Late reply, iv been super busy, but I couldn't ignore this. This sums up your post completely and only proves my point.
Tinting the windows of your car does not affect safety in any form or matter. For starters, we are not allowed to tint the front windows of our cars black, you should know that, that obviously makes sense for safety however not tinting the side or rear windows does nothing to affect safety. You would have more of an issue with the sun beaming down into your eyes than tinted windows on a car which actually blocks the suns rays out that actually increases safety. Also tinted windows you can still see out of very easily. But face it. Not able to tint your windows too dark is a government control issue not a safety issue. They just want to watch you and see you at all time. To claim it affects safety is easily debatable with the sun causing more of an issue for drivers.
Let me point form this.
Try riding a motorcycle or bicycle with a pair of sunglasses at night. Exact same thing.
Tinted windows reduces the amount of light that enters the vehicle, which in turn impairs your vision in low-light conditions, it's basic physics and common sense.
You need to look left and right, it's not as vital as the windscreen however with it's wide field of view, hence why tinting of side windows is legal, up to a point.
As a road crash technician, I like tinted windows because it's much easier to cut the glass with the recip, the tint keeps the glass together rather than having it shatter and get everywhere.
So no... It's not a government control issue, that is very much just a conspiracy theory on your behalf, one you should probably step away from.
But hey, if you think you have more knowledge on this because of google verses a road-crash technician who deals with this daily...
Lowering a car increases handling which reduces cars from losing traction or rolling over, something that generally happens but you will argue that it buckles cars in the middle which affects safety when in a car accident.. seems that both increase safety in different ways. But god forbid you lower your car too much because that buckle is more important than your car rolling or drifting into poles.
False. That is not what I said at all.
I recognized there are some safety benefits namely: Handling that lowering a vehicle and thus lowering it's center of gravity brings to the table, again... Basic Physics and common sense.
But fine, I will bite.
Lowering a Car does have some caveats, it places more strain on various suspension and steering components, which can result in more wear and tear and potentially more failure points.
The Government/Road Transport/Councils designs many road features with certain allowances like speed humps, shoulders, curbs and so on... Often a road will not be resurfaced until it's degradation reaches a certain point, which said vehicle may have difficulty in navigating, especially at speed.
Camber changes can also result, resulting in reduced breaking performance. - Think about that one long and hard for a moment.
And of course... You need to think about other vehicles... For example most trucks and trailers feature an Underride Guard/Front/Rear Underrun Protection System... Which are built to a certain specification and thus tolerances, lowering your vehicle to low, reduces the effectiveness of those protection mechanisms...
What that means is your vehicle can end up underneath the truck/trailer far more easily, which makes my job, cutting you out... All that more difficult.
And you completely ignored the question I put forth prior... And that is... What happens if you have a collision with another vehicle of the same type, same speed, same direction, but the only difference being is one vehicle has been significantly lowered?
And just FYI, there are restrictions on raising the height of the vehicle for other safety reasons, care to know what those are?
Tinted Windows blocks out the sun but you will argue it affects your vision.. doesn't affect your vision if its not the front window and we don't drive cars side ways (unless you are in Tokyo drifts) so blocking out the sun actually prevents accidents but the government wants to see you smiling when driving. Lets face it.
Cars have other features to block out the sun. You should look in your car manual for those before resorting to conspiracy theories.
Neon Lights adds more visuals at night for traffic. Neon lights are not strobe lights or spot lights, they don't blind traffic or in any way affect anyone. Service vehicle lights are completely different and instead of banning the bad drivers for misusing these lights, lets just make it illegal to have on the roads completely. (except in car parks, otherwise, get slapped with a fine) How about the drivers who cant tell the difference between ground Neon lights and emergency lights get taken off our roads instead? That sounds like a bigger problem. I hear no complaints in any other country that are allowed to have Neon's on there cars. But Australia has to be Australia.
Let us say that a vehicle has neon lights underneath, be it yellow, orange, blue, red etc'. - How does a driver differentiate that between two reversing lights, brake or head lights at a distance at night where they can't see the vehicle specifically, especially when not everyone on the road has guaranteed perfect 20/20 vision? Heck, think about the 8% of men and 0.4% of women who are colour blind too, so the neon colours are ultimately irrelevant for those individuals.
Emergency Service vehicles lights are the main reason why there is a neon light ban, because people abused the privilege more often than not, rather than blame the Government, hows about blaming the people who abused the privilege? Makes more sense.
Fact is, unnecessary lighting on vehicles will just create additional lighting pollution on the roads and thus reduces safety.
Loud exhaust? I guess you are just going to submit to that one right? Loud exhausts increases attention on the road, making it easier to hear on coming traffic etc. Motorbikes are allowed to have loud exhaust for that exact reason yet cars are not allowed.. this is exactly the proof that all these decisions that are made don't affect safety in any way, just more of the government wanting to be able to control you. If you can hear a car coming, that increases safety rapidly and not just to other drivers but to pedestrian's as well.
I already have stated it's a pretty pointless law.
However, I guess it does allow SAPOL to pick those up with a noisy muffler easier... A noisy muffler is a good sign that the muffler is degrading and thus may have a carbon monoxide leak, which can leak into the cabin which displaces the oxygen causing asphyxiation... But that is the firefighter coming out in me.
But no, it's not proof that "all" (Which is a pretty encompassing term) laws are made without safety in mind, rather the opposite. - Are there some silly laws? Sure. But you need to think a little harder on why they exist, because often many laws are introduced because death tolls were rising from a specific cause.
And you are right, noise is a safety feature of any vehicle... Especially for the blind, which is why there was a bit of a stink-up about silent electric vehicles, which later had to have vehicles be modified/design rules introduced so that vehicles could create additional noise.
You see the issue when you give the government an inch? they take a mile and these examples are exactly that. They will continue taking and taking until you cannot do anything, and they will claim its for safety which I call BS on all fronts.
If you hate the Government so much, then move to a country that has a system you like?
This is why the US public don't want to fall in that dictatorship.
Australia is far removed from being a dictatorship, again I have already presented the evidence necessary that we enjoy far more freedoms on a multitude of fronts.
I told her "Yeah to lock my steering wheel" and I chuckled. And she looked at my dumbfounded like how dare you. How stupid some of the rules we have in place.
In saying that, she isn't the one who comes up with the rules, she just enforces them.
It's actually rather droll being put in a position where you have spent an obscene amount of hours training, learning and experiencing something (I.E. Roadcrash) and then having a random member of the public waltz in with their conspiracy theories/assertions thinking they know more about the entire situation.
They want to see your face so police can identify you, they don't want you to corner to well because they want to chase and catch you, and loud exhausts and Neon lights.. there just being assholes and want something to fine drivers with because there is too much money to make off innocent drivers. Heck sounds exactly the same as Loot boxes and taking advantage of gamers wallets except on the roads.
Don't do anything stupid/illegal and you have absolutely nothing to worry about.