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Introduced by   Senator Campbell of Windsor District

Referred to Committee on


Subject:  Motor vehicles; rearview mirror; obstructing windshields

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to repeal the prohibition against hanging objects from motor vehicle rearview mirrors.


It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  23 V.S.A. § 1125(a) is amended to read:

(a)  No person shall paste, stick, or paint advertising matter or other things on or over any transparent part of a motor vehicle windshield, vent windows, or side windows located immediately to the left and right of the operator, nor hang any object, other than a rear view mirror, in back of the windshield except as follows:

(1)  in a space not over four inches high and 12 inches long in the lower right-hand corner of the windshield;

(2)  in such space as the commissioner of motor vehicles may specify for location of any sticker required by governmental regulation;

(3)  in a space not over two inches high and two and one-half inches long in the upper left-hand corner of the windshield;

(4)  by persons employed by the federal, state, or local government and volunteer emergency responders operating authorized emergency vehicles who may place any necessary equipment in back of the windshield of the vehicle, provided the equipment does not interfere with the operator's control of the driving mechanism of the vehicle;

(5)  on a motor vehicle that is for sale by a licensed automobile dealer prior to the sale of the vehicle, in a space not over three inches high and six inches long in the upper left-hand corner of the windshield, and in a space not over four inches high and 18 inches long in the upper right-hand corner of the windshield.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont