I know you will be surprised after hearing this;
Do you know that; the suction cup that attached to your windshield and help you to take calls and to use GPS that is illegal in almost 70% of United States.
Surprised Right? I know, it is obvious that very few are aware about this.
This may be because these laws are not always highly applicable, however we cannot ignore them.
So the Complete list is provided below; you will clearly know that in which state you can legally mount a phone holder on dashboard or/and windshield.
Be Careful: no matter, in your state it is illegal or totally legal you should always focus on driving and keep your hands on steering wheel.
Also, you should choose the best location for Windshield/Dashboard so that during driving you can clearly see roads and the things and make sure smartphone cannot distract you.
The Very First
If you finds your state is written on below list then you can mount smartphone and GPS holder on your windshield but obviously laws will vary from state to state so it is very important that you should check the specifically your states law. So these are the states in which the mounting of phone holder is legal.
- New Hampshire
- New York
- North Carolina
Good news for readers because in your state it is legal to mount phone on Windshield.
In this category’s states there are limitation applied to mount phone holders. But the good thing is it is legal to mount a phone holder on windshield but firstly you need to be aware of the windshield view should be clearly visible & not mounted on the middle of the windshield (generally preferred position). Typically, the mount must be at the bottom of a windshield in a 5” square on the driver’s side or 7” square on the passenger’s side. Again, it is advisable to conduct further research in each specific state’s laws to ensure compliance. So these are the states in which the mounting of phone holder is legal (limited).
So these are the states that’s laws clearly said that you cannot mount a GPS devices and phone holder on the windshield because these are the non-transparent materials. So these are the states in which the mounting of phone holder on windshield is illegal.
- District of Columbia
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
At the End
Due to the laws of mounting phones is vary from states to states then it is very important to read your states laws carefully.