Rockford, Illinois (WTVO) — Drivers in Illinois are used to snow, but are they required by law to remove snow from their cars and windshields before driving?
According to Illinois law, drivers are not legally allowed to drive if snow, ice, moisture, or other material is blocking their windows or mirrors, or if there is anything blocking their view.
That means driving with a partially defrosted windshield.
Drivers can be stopped and fined if officers determine they are operating the vehicle with obstructed visibility.
police also say It is important to wipe the snow off your headlights and taillights. A person who does not harm others. Drivers should also remove as much snow from the roof as possible to avoid splashing snow while driving.
Illinois vehicle regulations also require that all vehicles sold in the state be equipped with devices such as wipers and defoggers to remove rain and snow from the windshield.
of Illinois Department of Transportation advises drivers to slow down and avoid using cruise control in snowy weather.