Exception in rendering!

Message: window is not defined

ReferenceError: window is not defined
    at new c (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-14hnz0jjs:136:3912)
    at m.mountComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-14hnz0jjs:47:15602)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-5336-14hnz0jjs:49:31860
    at a.r.perform (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-14hnz0jjs:47:12503)
    at Object.a [as renderToString] (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-14hnz0jjs:49:31821)
    at r (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-14hnz0jjs:50:21164)
    at Object.S.ReactOnRails.serverRenderReactComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-14hnz0jjs:32:6073)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-14hnz0jjs:173:8), <anonymous>:10:23)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-5336-14hnz0jjs:173:8), <anonymous>:17:3)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-5336-14hnz0jjs:173:8

Windshield Laws in Montana

Windshield Laws in Montana

Montana drivers know they are required to follow the traffic laws in order to drive safely and legally on the roadways. However, vehicle safety requirements also include strict regulations on the windshields of all automobiles driven on the roadways. Below are the windshield laws in Montana that drivers are required to follow.

Windshield requirements

Montana has regulations concerning windshields and their related equipment:

  • All vehicles other than motorcycles, farm tractors, motor-driven cycles and quadricycles must have windshields.

  • All vehicles are required to have safety glazing material for the windshield and windows. This material is glass that is manufactured in a way that lessens the potential for shattering and flying glass.

  • Anyone driving a vehicle that does not have safety glazing material for the windshield must wear goggles, face shields or safety glasses at all times while the vehicle is being operated.

  • Windshield wipers that are controlled by the driver and in good working condition are required on all vehicles for the removal of rain, snow, sleet and other moisture.

Obstructions

Montana drivers are not permitted to have anything in or on the windshield or windows that obstructs their vision of the roadways and intersecting roadways. These regulations include:

  • Signs, posters, and nontransparent materials are not permitted in or on the windshield or other windows in the vehicle.

  • Any substances that hinder the drivers view cannot be placed on the windshield or other windows in the vehicle.

Window tint

Window tint is permitted on vehicles in Montana if the windows comply with the following:

  • Only non-reflective tint that extends no lower than the AS-1 manufacturer line is permitted on the windshield.

  • Front side window tint must allow 24% of the light to pass through the material.

  • Back side and rear windows must have a light transmittance of over 14%.

  • Tint cannot be more than 35% reflective.

  • Red, amber and yellow tint is not permitted on the windshield or any window in the vehicle.

Cracks, chips and defects

Montana does not list specific regulations on cracks and chips in the windshield. However, drivers must comply with the following:

  • Windshields cannot be shattered in way that obstructs the driver’s view of the roadway.

  • Windshields cannot have defects that obstruct or impair the driver’s clear view of the roadway.

  • It is important to understand that it is up to the discretion of the ticketing officer as to whether a crack, chip or defect obstructs the driver’s clear view.

Violations

Failing to comply with the Montana windshield laws is concerned an equipment violation. Motorists are given five days to fix the issue. If the infraction is not remedied, the driver will be required to pay a fine ranging from $10 to $100.

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.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
Icon-warranty_badge-02

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.

ASK A QUESTION

More related articles

How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...


Related questions

Q: How do I operate the Speed Dependent wipers?

If your car is equipped with Speed Dependent wipers (these are optional equipment), you have the ability to turn them to intermittent, and then let them be – they’ll automatically speed up with your vehicle, and then slow down when...

Q: Connector that links shift lever to transmission disconnecting

Hello. If the shifter cable is popping off of the transmission selector sensor, then either the end of the cable is worn out or the selector is bad. Most of the time the cable end is where the problem is...

Q: How do I use the intermittent wipes?

The intermittent wiper setting allows you to determine how frequently the windshield wipers wipe. Turning on the intermittent wipes is easy: 1. Locate the windshield wiper lever, which protrudes from the right side of the steering column. 2. Push the...