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Old 07-26-2011, 02:52 PM   #1
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is it legal to drive without a windshield? i took mine off to replace it...

it gets here in a few days... is it legal to drive without one? thanks
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:56 PM   #2
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most states i believe its ok, however the issue may be not having a rearview mirror

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Old 07-26-2011, 02:58 PM   #3
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I'm not so sure about that. I don't think you are street legal in any state, but I'll see if I can't find a reference.
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Old 07-26-2011, 03:04 PM   #4
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OK. Obviously this is going to vary from state to state and I'm not going to do that kind of research.

California allows for no windshield if under 35mph BUT you gotta have working wipers!

Seems other states allow for no windshield if it is removable (same with doors). Does a folding windshield count?

Where's a cop when you need 'em?
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If I recall correctly, its not illegal in Missouri so long as you have eye protection. There is nothing explicitly stating it is legal, but there are provisions in inspection law language for where to put the inspection sticker if there is no windshield. You will need to have a rearview mirror of some kind (side view mirrors should work).

But it is a state to state issue and you should check your local laws...not hearsay on a forum.
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:20 PM   #6
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It's been a long time but I seem to recall no windshield is OK if you have eye protection and you can go without a rearview mirror if you have 2 side view mirrors. But, I am in VA and I am sure all states are different.
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it is different state to state, tell us what state your in and we may be able to answer you better.
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:29 PM   #8
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In MN you can have it down but you have to have windshield wipers and a rear view mirror. Eye protection is a must though. I have talked to guys that say driving a Jeep with the windshield wind burns worse then a motorcycle.

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