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Can I get a ticket if my front windshield is broken on the passengers side?


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It will depend on the state laws and insurance guidelines. If your state requires vehicle inspections it is likely your car would fail for having a windshield cracked or broken on the passenger side. If your state does not inspect autos it is likely that they have a law or statute that makes it illegal to have a broken windshield.

For example, in New York it is unlawful to operate a car with any glass that is broken, fractured or discolored so that the driver's view is distorted. Minnesota's law is similar in that it prohibits a person driving a vehicle with a cracked windshield that limits or obstructs proper vision.

In Virginia the windshield is not allowed to have a pit, chip or star crack larger than 1 1/2 inches at any location in the windshield above the 3 inch line at the bottom. Illinois does not allow a person to drive a car with a windshield, side or rear window that is needs to be repaired or is defective in that it impairs the driver's view to the front, side or rear.

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If you want to see if your state has a law similar to these check with the DMV or state statutescheck with the DMV or state statutes. It is likely that a crack on the passenger side of the window will not be the only reason you could be pulled over but you could possibly get a secondary or a fix-it ticket for it, if your state laws allow. Start you California Casualty auto insurance quote.


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1 Responses to "Can I get a ticket if my front windshield is broken on the passengers side?"
  1. Anonymous

    were talking California here NOT Arizona, NY etc

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