Citizens Driving With Broken Windows and Windshields

Published 06/13 2014 08:22PM

Updated 06/13 2014 08:28PM

Driving with shattered windows might be your only option, but there are some things to consider before hitting the road. 

According to the Abilene Police Department, the main thing for citizens to consider here is whether the vehicle can be operated safely. The law specifies that no objects/materials can be placed upon the windshield that obstructs or reduces the operator's clear view. This is a subjective issue as it relates to cracks in a windshield.

Officer Doug Wrenn says, "The bottom line here is that we are not endorsing citizens take any chances for the sake of convenience. If visibility is impaired, to the extent of them not being able to operate the vehicle safely, they should find an alternate means of travel and have the vehicle towed to a place for repair." 

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