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Driving a vehicle is a serious responsibility that requires in-depth knowledge of the traffic laws in any state in which you plan to drive. Many people, however, forget that the windshield on their vehicle should also be a major consideration if they want to make sure they aren’t breaking any laws. The following windshield laws in Alaska will make sure your vehicle is in line with statutes throughout the state.

Windshield requirements

If you drive on the roadways, the requirements for windshields in Alaska are as follows:

  • All motor vehicles that have an enclosed passenger area are required to have a windshield.

  • All windshields must include wipers that the driver controls for removing snow, rain and other types of moisture.

  • Working defrosters that blow heated air directly onto the windshield are required and must be in working condition at all times.

Safety glass

Safety glass, which is specially constructed using glazing materials that inhibit shattering, are required for all windshields on vehicles manufactured after July 1, 1968. There is no specific requirement on what types of materials are used to create the windshield, but the combination of materials must substantially reduce the risk of shattering when compared with normal plate or sheet glass.

Cracked or chipped windshields

Cracked and chipped windshields are a common occurrence in Alaska due to the weather and the large number of gravel driveways and roadways. Due to this, it is important that you know the laws concerning chips and cracks.

  • Alaska laws state only that cracks that extend into or obstruct the driver’s view are not permitted. There is no information on how long or large the cracks may be.

  • Chipped windshields are also permitted, providing the chips do not obscure or hinder the driver’s ability to see clearly. There are no restrictions on how large the chip can be.

Obstructions

Drivers in Alaska must ensure that there are no posters, signs or any other type of material that is not transparent does not block their views of the road. This also applies to the front side windows.

Windshield tinting

Alaska does allow window tint on vehicles, but there are restrictions on the types that can be used:

  • Tint on the windshield is only permitted on the top five inches.
  • Metallic and mirrored tints are not acceptable on the windshield or any other windows.
  • Red tint is not permitted on any of the vehicle windows in the state of Alaska.

Fines

While there are no specific amounts given, drivers can be issued citations and fines if the windshield damage, signs or posters obstruct the driver’s view. The decision of what constitutes obscuring is subjective, which means it is up to the law enforcement official’s discretion as to whether the driver can see properly.

If your windshield needs to be inspected or your wipers are not working properly, a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, can help you get back on the road safely and quickly so you are driving within the laws.


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