Can you attach GPS or radar detector to the windshield in California?

Posted on 22 April 2008 by admin

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ELF with AIDS asked:

I heard it’s illegal now? Has anyone actually been pulled over? How much is the fine?

That’s the dumbest law ever if true!


8 Comments For This Post

  1. yaguru Says:

    check out wikipedia. I remember i saw a list of states that are allowed to use radar detectors.

  2. hunt_ken Says:

    yes that is true, the reason is that it allegedly blocks your vision if it is on the windshield.

  3. Cool Says:

    It is dumb. I don’t know. I live in Canada and there is no such law like that one!! Just stick in on your deck.

    No offense but that’s one lame law you got there.

  4. chevy9757 Says:

    Neither of them are illegal, but if you get pulled over with a radar detector and the cop see’s it, you will most likely get a ticket, and not a warning. GPS is completely legal and a cop wont pull you over if you have something like that on your widow.

  5. woozer1 Says:

    The way people drive in CA, I would think I’d want as little as possible obstructing my view thru the windshield. Try the dashboard, or something…

  6. Marie Says:

    ya might as well read the frigging newspaper while driving. How stupid is it to be staring at a mini TV & try to drive? If you use gps’s I hope y’all are using them in the way sides not barreling down the freeway at 75 mps. Might as well have the stero on, talking on the cell phone, drinking a can of beer & look at the gps ALL at the same time … no wonder there is road rage. Law smart, you? not so …

  7. ledeenoe Says:

    It is illegal to mount anything using suction cups on the windshield in California and Minnesota per this :

    “NOTICE TO DRIVERS IN CALIFORNIA AND MINNESOTA: State law prohibits drivers in California and Minnesota from using suction mounts on their windshields while operating motor vehicles. Other Garmin dashboard or friction mounting options should be used. Garmin does not take any responsibility for any fines, penalties, or damages that may be incurred as a result of disregarding this notice. (See California Vehicle Code Section 26708(a); Minnesota Statutes 2005, Section 169.71)”

    From Garmin’s Website.

    Also refer to Wikipedia’s article on Radar Detectors :

  8. *AZTECA* Says:

    i live in mexico but when i come up there i have radar and they think it was an xm radio…lol!!!!!!

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