A law enforcement stop for a cracked windshield is only legal when its “characteristics, such as its location and its size, severity, or shape, limits or obstructs the driver’s vision,” Ross wrote. The burden is on the officer to suspect obstructed vision before making the stop, the judge continued.
Can I drive my car if my windshield is cracked?
Though not an immediate danger, if the crack is large, near or touching the edge of the windshield, the glass may have to be replaced and driving the car is not recommended. Driving with a broken windshield should also be avoided whenever the damaged glass impairs the vision of the driver.
Can you get pulled over for a cracked windshield in VA?
If your windshield crack is large in size, in Virginia, it’s likely that you’ll be out of compliance. It’s illegal to drive with a large, spidering windshield crack.
How much does it cost to fix windshield crack?
Typical prices range from $60 to $100 for a single chip, and discounts may apply when fixing additional chips on the same windshield. Crack repair prices are similar, although fixing a longer crack may cost $125 or more.
Why did my windshield cracked for no reason?
Temperature Changes – Extreme temperatures and sudden fluctuations from hot to cold can cause stress to the glass, resulting in a windshield crack. Be wary of the temperature in your area and use tactics such as slowly warming up your defroster as well as not parking in direct sunlight in order to prevent damage.