Windshield Requirements

321.438 Windshields and windows.

1. A person shall not drive a motor vehicle equipped with a windshield, sidewings, or side
or rear windows which do not permit clear vision.

2. A person shall not operate on the highway a motor vehicle equipped with a front
windshield, a side window to the immediate right or left of the driver, or a side-wing forward
of and to the left or right of the driver which is excessively dark or reflective so that it is
difficult for a person outside the motor vehicle to see into the motor vehicle through the
windshield, window, or sidewing. The department shall adopt rules establishing a minimum
measurable standard of transparency which shall apply to violations of this subsection.

3. Every motor vehicle except a motorcycle, or a vehicle included in the provisions of
section 321.383 or section 321.115 shall be equipped with a windshield in accordance with
section 321.444.
[C39, §5034.47; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, §321.438]
83 Acts, ch 125, §5
Referred to in §805.8A(3)(ag)
For applicable scheduled fine, see §805.8A, subsection 3