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Is it illegal to drive with stuff in the back of your car blocking the rear window?

My sister has a bunch of baby stuff in her SUV. The stuff is in the back and it blocks the back window. Is it illegal to drive with out being able to see out the back window? She has an hour drive to her house and we live in Michigan.


    




2010-08-29 20:22:50 +0000
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Not as long as you have mirrors on both the drivers and passenger doors. You do realize that if you are going 60 mph and have to stop suddenly that those in the car will be hit with 60 mph baby stuff don't you?


2010-08-29 20:23:56 +0000
It depends on the state, and whether her wing mirrors are in working order. Unfortunately, in California what she is doing is legal, provided the wing mirrors are OK.


2010-08-29 20:11:11 +0000
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As long as you have wing mirrors you can do it.


2010-08-29 20:11:24 +0000
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Yes.
The cops can stop her.
She needs to rearrange it so there is clear view to the rear.


2010-08-29 20:12:07 +0000
In most states ... this is ILLEGAL. A driver MUST be able to see out of the back window using the rear view mirror. If she has tons of 'baby stuff' ... have her rearrange it all until she can clearly see out of the back window using the rear view mirror.......or take a chance and get stopped by a police officer.....


2010-08-29 20:13:49 +0000
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No, as long as she has side mirrors.

257.708 Mirrors.

Sec. 708.

A person shall not drive a motor vehicle on a highway which is so constructed or loaded as to prevent the driver from obtaining a view of the highway to the rear by looking backward from the driver's position, unless the vehicle is equipped with a mirror located so as to reflect to the driver a view of the highway to the rear of the vehicle.


2010-08-29 20:47:15 +0000
If it were illegal to drive without a view out the back window, semitrailers would be illegal.


2010-08-29 20:17:35 +0000
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Nope. its fine.





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