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GPS on the Windshield - Legal or Not

Discussion in 'Technology' started by MT Madman, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Dec 4, 2012 at 3:14 PM
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    MT Madman

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    I've always preferred bottom left corner as low and out of the windshield as possible for gadgets . . . I can see why having one smack dab in the middle could be an issue
     
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    I didn't know it was illegal here. I know it was brought up once, but didn't know they passed it. I see a GPS in a car everywhere here. Plus my ultra gauge and iPod mount are on my windshield, but no GPS.
     
  4. Dec 4, 2012 at 3:25 PM
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    I clicked through the article to the list of states and their statutes... The PA law is written for signs, stickers, and decals... says nothing of electronics of any kind, and a ticket would never hold up in court.
     
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    It does because it includes a generic "obstructed view" clause. Since the GPS is not transparent, it would obstruct your view through a small portion of the windshield.

    http://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/LI/CT/HTM/75/00.045.024.000..HTM

    4524 C
    (c) Other obstruction.--No person shall drive any motor vehicle with any object or material hung from the inside rearview mirror or otherwise hung, placed or attached in such a position as to materially obstruct, obscure or impair the driver's vision through the front windshield or any manner as to constitute a safety hazard.
     
  6. Dec 6, 2012 at 1:51 PM
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    ... Been driving around for years with a GPS on the windshield of all of our cars... I'll continue to take my chances.

    I see it as one of the MANY laws on the books in this state that are unenforceable.
     
  7. Dec 6, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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    Chickenmunga

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    Washington is written such that it must be attached to the windshield - therefore my dash mount is legit! :D
     
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