Illinois Bill Prohibits Consumers from Driving with Windshields
July 19, 2010
The Illinois Senate currently is reviewing a bill that would prohibit
consumers from driving a motor vehicle when the windshield, sidelite
or backlite "are in such defective condition or repair as to impair
… the driver's view to the front, side or rear." However, if passed,
S.B. 2994 would allow the rear window of the vehicle to be obscured
if both side mirrors on each side of the vehicle are in compliance
with the defective condition provision. The bill, introduced my
Senator John Sullivan of Illinois in February of this year, is currently
being debated in the Senate where technical changes are being discussed.
The bill would amend the current Illinois Vehicle Code and would
adjust some of the language in the bill, specifically the difference
between the driver being "obstructed" and "materially obstructed."
The bill also prohibits any obstructions between the driver and
the windshield, rear window, side wings, or side windows, with an
exception made for emergency vehicles.
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