Obstructed or cracked windshields, windshield replacement requirements and other laws and regulations are different in every state. Cracked windshield laws in Florida prohibit driving vehicles if driver’s view of the road is obstructed.
Can I drive with a cracked windshield in Florida?
Florida laws do not mention windshield cracks. But according to state laws, drivers are not permitted to operate vehicles with obstructed view of the road. In addition, stickers or other items may not be attached to car windshields if they prevent clear view of the road.
Other laws and regulations:
- Obstructed windshield: Sign, poster, or other non-transparent material is not allowed on windshield if it can obstruct, obscure or impair visibility.
- Replacement windshield: Replacement windshield glass must be of the same kind and quality. Any repairs done should restore vehicle to its original state.
- Windshield wipers: Vehicles must be equipped with windshield wipers, which must be in good working conditions. Cracks which prevent wipers from operating correctly may be illegal.
- Windshield insurance: With comprehensive insurance you are eligible for free windshield repairs and replacement with no deductible. Learn if your insurance company can pay for window repairs.
Federal cracked windshield regulations
Federal regulations related to cracked windshields require drivers to have a clear view of the road. Windshield cracks or chips smaller than ¾-inch are allowed, but they must be at least three inches away from another crack.
All cracks, chips, or other damage which can obstruct clear view of the road must be outside critical vision area. This area is specifically defined as area directly above the steering wheel, two inches from the top and one inch from sides.