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26708. (a) (1) No person shall drive any motor vehicle with any object or material placed, displayed, installed, affixed, or applied upon the windshield or side or rear windows.

(2) No person shall drive any motor vehicle with any object or material placed, displayed, installed, affixed, or applied in or upon the vehicle which obstructs or reduces the driver's clear view through the windshield or side windows.

(3) This subdivision applies to a person driving a motor vehicle with the driver's clear vision through the windshield, or side or rear windows, obstructed by snow or ice.

(b) This section does not apply to any of the following:

(1) Rearview mirrors.

(2) Adjustable nontransparent sunvisors which are mounted forward of the side windows and are not attached to the glass.

(3) Signs, stickers, or other materials which are displayed in a 7-inch square in the lower corner of the windshield farthest removed from the driver, signs, stickers, or other materials which are displayed in a 7-inch square in the lower corner of the rear window farthest removed from the driver, or signs, stickers, or other materials which are displayed in a 5-inch square in the lower corner of the windshield nearest the driver.

(4) Side windows which are to the rear of the driver.

(5) Direction, destination, or termini signs upon a passenger common carrier motor vehicle or a schoolbus, if those signs do not interfere with the driver's clear view of approaching traffic.

(6) Rear window wiper motor.

(7) Rear trunk lid handle or hinges.

(8) The rear window or windows, when the motor vehicle is equipped with outside mirrors on both the left- and right-hand sides of the vehicle that are so located as to reflect to the driver a view of the highway through each mirror for a distance of at least 200 feet to the rear of the vehicle.

(9) A clear, transparent lens affixed to the side window opposite the driver on a vehicle greater than 80 inches in width and which occupies an area not exceeding 50 square inches of the lowest corner toward the rear of that window and which provides the driver with a wide-angle view through the lens.

(10) Sun screening devices meeting the requirements of Section 26708.2 installed on the side windows on either side of the vehicle's front seat, if the driver or a passenger in the front seat has in his or her possession a letter or other document signed by a licensed physician and surgeon certifying that the person must be shaded from the sun due to a medical condition, or has in his or her possession a letter or other document signed by a licensed optometrist certifying that the person must be shaded from the sun due to a visual condition. The devices authorized by this paragraph shall not be used during darkness.

(11) An electronic communication device affixed to the center uppermost portion of the interior of a windshield within an area that is not greater than 5 inches square, if the device provides either of the following:

(A) The capability for enforcement facilities of the Department of the California Highway Patrol to communicate with a vehicle equipped with the device.

(B) The capability for electronic toll and traffic management on public or private roads or facilities.

(c) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), transparent material may be installed, affixed, or applied to the topmost portion of the windshield if the following conditions apply:

(1) The bottom edge of the material is at least 29 inches above the undepressed driver's seat when measured from a point 5 inches in front of the bottom of the backrest with the driver's seat in its rearmost and lowermost position with the vehicle on a level surface.

(2) The material is not red or amber in color.

(3) There is no opaque lettering on the material and any other lettering does not affect primary colors or distort vision through the windshield.

(4) The material does not reflect sunlight or headlight glare into the eyes of occupants of oncoming or following vehicles to any greater extent than the windshield without the material.

(d) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), clear, colorless, and transparent material may be installed, affixed, or applied to the front side windows, located to the immediate left and right of the front seat if the following conditions are met:

(1) The material has a minimum visible light transmittance of 88 percent.

(2) The window glazing with the material applied meets all requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 205 (49 C.F.R. 571.205), including the specified minimum light transmittance of 70 percent and the abrasion resistance of AS-14 glazing, as specified in that federal standard.

(3) The material is designed and manufactured to enhance the ability of the existing window glass to block the sun's harmful ultraviolet A rays.

(4) The driver has in his or her possession, or within the vehicle, a certificate signed by the installing company certifying that the windows with the material installed meet the requirements of this subdivision and identifies the installing company and the material's manufacturer by full name and street address, or, if the material was installed by the vehicle owner, a certificate signed by the material's manufacturer certifying that the windows with the material installed according to manufacturer's instructions meets the requirements of this subdivision and identifies the material's manufacturer by full name and street address.

(5) If the material described in this subdivision tears or bubbles, or is otherwise worn to prohibit clear vision, it shall be removed or replaced.
 

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I was about to purchase a portable nav unit from costco and i saw the notice.....and i just wanted to share this with you guys.
 

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yeah those sound a lot like VA state laws... i mean some people get away with it but during state inspection time for your car i remember the guy scraping off my sticker on my windshield w/o saying anything to me about it. i was like WTF.

you guys should be ok with that gps thing... i mean come on.
 

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I've had plenty of friends get tickets for air fresheners on the rear view.

See the line and arrow on your windshield? Like A/20 or something. Under VA law anything above that is legal. You must have done something to piss you insepctor off.
 

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well, afterwards he politely proceeded to tell me he did it for me as a nice gesture or else my car wouldnt have passed. im like ooooookkkkk...

i had a sticker on the corner top of my windshield.. the stupid state inspeciton stickers on the center of the windshield gets in my way. they should get rid of those :x but thats another topic.

i think cali and VA must have the most strict laws on automobiles.
 

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I've had plenty of friends get tickets for air fresheners on the rear view.

See the line and arrow on your windshield? Like A/20 or something. Under VA law anything above that is legal. You must have done something to piss you insepctor off.
I was told by an inspector a few years ago that in VA, anything that extends more than 3" down from the top of the windshield is illegal. I tinted the top 3" on my van, and on the outside put a black vannin.com bumper sticker, within the 3" area. Passed inspection this year no problem. FWIW my van did not have factory tint at the top edge, nor does it have those little lines and arrows on it I believe. I cant remember actually, I dont drive it nearly as much as I used to.

i think cali and VA must have the most strict laws on automobiles.
Useless trivia...VA is the only state in the US where sidepipes or any other side exit exhaust that exits before the rear wheel is illegal on a van.
 

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man~ i seriously am the MOST unluckiest person ever. ugh* GA has those emissions crap. ive seen people scramble to find some "help" passing their car.

my sticker wasnt even that large or went down pass 3 inches he just said you cant ahve anythign at all on teh windshield. poo!
 

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How lame! Talk about attacking a subculture. Cops question the safety and legality of my car while the self-proclaimed redneck I work with drives a GMC Sierra with a lift kit and has tires that go to my door handles! Now you tell me which vehicle is more of a danger on public roads!?
 

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yeah but its cause those sweetass lifted trucks and stuff have sweetass gunracks in the back :D

cops are scared... or theyre also rednecks. blame it on the hondas!!!
 

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man~ i seriously am the MOST unluckiest person ever. ugh* GA has those emissions crap. ive seen people scramble to find some "help" passing their car.

my sticker wasnt even that large or went down pass 3 inches he just said you cant ahve anythign at all on teh windshield. poo!
Haha emissions here is a joke. :lol: Last time I got it done the dude just put his hand over the gas cap sensor so it would create enough suction to pass the test :lol: Didn't even do a visual inspection under the car for a cat :roll:
 

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ha! i dont know why all you people are complaning about VA cops being soo harsh.
when i got pulled over he was super nice and didnt cuff me or anything. now this could have been do to the fact that if i had not stopped and waited up for him he would have never caught me seeing as i was doing 130+ and he was at a stand still in a 65mph zone. point of the story is that cops are just people, granted that most cops are the kind of people that feel the need be complete A-holes to make up for some short comming that they have SPS (small penis syndrome). but not all of them are, thanks to the VA statey that wrote me up for 125 in a 65, reckless driving my ass A-hole!
just be glad you dont have the PA troopers...
 

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why not just mount a gun rack to your roll bars in va? haha

State trooper pulled me over on my way home from the rent's thanksgiving weekend, 75+ in a 55. Was talking cars with me, I guess he likes to run at summit point on his free time. I was focusing on being polite and not saying too much so I didnt find out what car he had. Gave me a ticket for my smoked license plate cover and let me go. I got lucky on that one, thanks to illegal modifications!
 
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