Is Having A Cracked Windshield Illegal In Arizona?

Driving with a broken or cracked windshield is actually legal, but you can still get ticketed by a police officer if the damage is considered a hazardous risk to yourself or other drivers.

Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t delay replacing your cracked windshield:

  • Structural Weakness – The windshield contributes to the structural integrity of the vehicle, helping to hold it together during an accident. When the glass is in one piece, it helps support the impact resistance of the vehicle. An unrepaired crack may weaken the glass, causing it to break easier.
  • Visual Impairment – A crack can cause visual impairment and distraction to the driver, increasing the risk of an accident.  A crack may be considered a visual impairment if it exceeds 1.5 inches in diameter and has a cross section from another crack.
  • Size Of The Crack – If the crack is within 6 inches from the edge of the window where the window meets the car and/or the glass has a cross section crack in it, the windshield must be replaced.

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