Cracked windshields, obstructions, windshield replacements, and other laws and regulations are different in every state. Cracked windshield laws in Kentucky do not allow you to drive vehicles if your clear view of the road is obstructed.
Can I drive with a cracked windshield in Kentucky?
Kentucky laws do not mention windshield cracks specifically. Laws do mention that drivers are not permitted to operate vehicles with obstructed view of the road. No stickers or other objects may be attached to car windshields which prevent clear view of the road.
Other laws and regulations:
- Obstructed windshield regulations: Any sign, poster, or other non-transparent material is not allowed on windshield unless required by law.
- 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 which prevent wipers from operating correctly may be illegal.
Federal cracked windshield regulations
Federal regulations require drivers to always have a clear vision of the road. Windshield cracks or chips smaller than ¾-inch in diameter are permitted, as long as they are not located within 3 inches of another crack.
Cracks, chips or other damage which can potentially obstruct clear view of the road must not be within critical vision area. This is defined as area directly above the steering wheel, two inches from the top and one inch from sides.