Cracked windshield, obstructed view, window replacements, and other regulations and rules are different for every state. Cracked windshield laws in Georgia prohibit driving vehicles when your view of the road is obstructed.
Can I drive with a cracked windshield in Georgia?
Georgia laws specifically prohibit cracks on windshields if are in a starburst or spider web pattern larger than three by three inches. See our window crack types article for more information.
Furthermore, drivers in Georgia are not allowed to operate vehicles which have obstructed view of the road. No stickers or other objects may be attached to car windshields which prevent clear view of the road or any intersecting highways.
Other laws and regulations:
- Obstructed windshield regulations: No sign, poster, or other non-transparent materials are permitted on windshields if they obstruct, obscure or impair visibility.
- Replacement windshields: Replacement windshield glass must be of the same kind and quality, and any repairs should restore vehicle to its original state.
- Windshield wipers: Vehicles must be equipped with windshield wipers in good working conditions. Cracks preventing windshield wipers from normal operation may be illegal.
Federal cracked windshield regulations
Federal regulations require drivers to have a clear vision of the road. Windshield cracks or chips smaller than ¾-inch in diameter are permitted if they are not located at least 3 inches away from another crack.
Critical vision area is defined as area directly above the steering wheel, two inches from the top and one inch from sides. Any windshield damage which can potentially obstruct clear view of the road must not be within this area.