QUESTION: Is it Illegal to Drive Without a Windshield in Minnesota?
The other day, I saw an old Jeep around Rochester, Minnesota that was missing a pretty vital piece. The entire windshield was missing and all I could think of was, "Man! I bet they get a ton of bugs in their face when they are driving around.". Then I got curious and started to wonder if that was even legal in the state of Minnesota.
Can you legally drive without a windshield on your car in Minnesota?
I did some research the other day after I drove next to a Jeep Wrangler that was missing a windshield. It was super cute and is a dream car for me, but I wasn't sure what the rules actually were for driving around town without that safety glass in front of your face.
According to the Meshbesher & Spence Lawyers' website, the following statement was made regarding if you can drive legally without a windshield:
Having a windshield on your car is not specifically required anywhere in Minnesota statutes. Though we highly recommend them! If you do have a windshield, then you’re required by law to have working windshield wipers installed on your vehicle
According to the part about having working windshield wipers, there is a vehicle that I drove the other day that should no longer be driven. #JustSayin'
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