Obstructed and cracked windshields, windshield replacement requirements, and other laws and regulations are different for every state. Idaho cracked windshield laws prohibit driving vehicles when driver’s view of the road is obstructed.
Can I drive with a cracked windshield in Idaho?
Idaho laws do not specifically mention windshield cracks. However, Idaho courts ruled that any cracks in windshields make vehicles unsafe to drive.
Because of this legal precedent, we recommend repairing or replacing windshields immediately.
Other laws and regulations:
- Obstructed windshield regulations: All signs, posters, and other non-transparent materials which obstruct visibility are not allowed.
- Replacement windshields: Replacement windshield glass must be of the same kind and quality. Window repairs must restore vehicle to its original state.
- Windshield wipers: Vehicles must be equipped with windshield wipers, and these must be in good working conditions. Cracks that prevent wipers from operating correctly may be illegal.
Federal cracked windshield regulations
Federal regulations require drivers to have a clear view of the road. Windshield cracks or chips smaller than ¾-inch in diameter are permitted, but they must not be located within 3 inches of another crack.
Any cracks or other damage which can obstruct clear vision of the road must not be located within critical vision area. This zone is defined as area directly above the steering wheel, two inches from the top and one inch from sides.