“A small crack in your windshield may seem harmless but federal laws outline what’s allowed and what’s not.
A crack or chip 3/4 of an inch in diameter is allowed but it cannot be within three inches of another crack.
No crack is allowed directly in the driver’s line of sight. That would be considered illegal.
Each state is required to abide by federal regulations, but each state can write their own laws when it comes to enforcing and imposing fines on drivers.
For example, New York drivers cannot operate a car if the crack impairs a driver’s view of the road.”
Read more about cracked windshield laws here.
Minnesota Statute 169.71 says that A person shall not drive or operate any motor vehicle with:
(1) a windshield cracked or discolored to an extent to limit or obstruct proper vision;. So as long as it isn’t directly in your view, you need not worry about being fined. However, cracks can easily spread making what was not an obstruction an issue now.
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