While items you hang from your review mirror may tell others a story about you, they also obstruct your view.  Even though you feel you can see well and the item isn’t in your view, a police officer may think differently.

rearview mirror obstructions
Place behind rear view mirror

From fun things like fuzzy dice to equipment like an EZ pass transmitter, as a driver, if the view from your seat is even partially blocked you’re likely to be cited for having an obstructed view.

Here are examples of what can be considered obstructions:

  • Cracked or chip in your windshield bigger than 1” in diameter (we can fix that for you!!)
  • Air fresheners
  • Beads
  • Stickers
  • EZpass transmitters - should be placed behind the rear view mirror
  • GPS/Navigation devices
  • Radar detector
  • Tinted windshield – beyond State regulated tinting
  • Figurine/dashboard statue

If you get stopped you may receive a warning to remove the offending obstruction right away. In some states an obstructed view is considered a moving violation and could result in points on your license and an increase in your insurance. Check your State’s Department of Motor Vehicles website for exact information, but just to be safe, keep the view clear!

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