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    Where do I go to find the laws in my state regarding LCD's in an automobile? I don't want to get pulled over and ticketed if I have an LCD screen in the front of my car. Anyone know how to find the laws for a state - which state department handles these laws?

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  • #2
    I would call the motor vehicles department.

    If you want you might also try the state police department.
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    • #3
      most places will require the screen is wired to the handbrake, so you only use the screen whilst parked....

      ... on the flipside, most car stereo installers when putting in alpine/sony/pioneer car DVD/VCD just wire the 'parkbrake' wire straight to the ground of the car chassis....


      .... my suggestion, dont show it off.... keep it low in the car, and have the power off switch close at hand...
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      • #4
        or get an in dash flip out one..

        DSCustoms has them for $225 shipped
        I got one from him and it works great, plus you don't need any crazy wiring because it's all done already.. multiple ins, power port, wiring harness.. the whole deal
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        • #5
          I took a temp job a few years ago working for FedEx and part of my daily routine was checking the blanking wires for all the displays. They told me it was a national law, but someone else said it was because one of their drivers ran into someone I never did find out which story was the real one, but I did have to think of some pretty creative ways to hide that blanking wire to keep it from getting cut every day.

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          • #6
            I heard it was against the law for the driver to see the screen. Its ok if its on and the passangers can see it. I know a lot of Ney York State troppers around the Syracuse area and they said they'd never pull someone over just cause they see a screen in their car while driving.

            It can and probably will be used against you if its on and you get into an accident. Then your probably screwed and it mostly likely will be your fault.
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            • #7
              Heres a question on the laws. It is legal to not have a rear view mirror. I would assume you cna do without it since dump trucks and vans you can't see out the back window anyway. I was thinking of having a display overhead that folds down over the mirrior. Since its a place the we have a habbit of lookin at anyway, it should be less distracting.

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              • #8
                Navigaion is Okay...

                I have the Pioneer DVD, Nav yata yata. Its legal to have the screen out while driving as long as it is for navigation purposes or radio purposes. BUT!!! The DVD, TV, VCR MUST all be wired to the hand break! Its $160 fine in Detroit MI if it isnt. Thus, you arent allowed to watch anything while driving. Winamp or something similar is also okay. You just cant have something that would result in a "distraction"...Loop hole there. Then again i dont know what is more distracting that my stupid lady telling me to turn left or right. Nevertheless, with all the cars coming out with navigation systems factory-installed, dont expect to get pulled over for having one...BUT, do expect some trouble if you get pulled over for speeding and your screen is out.

                The car stereo place I worked at got fined some $5000 for not wiring to the Hand break. Now we just have the customer come in and turn the screw to ground it instead. I got the $160 ticket before I even drove my car...got busted right as I pulled out of the garage. Anyways, I just put together a little on/off switch that is under my seat. Whenever I get pulled over, I hit it to turn it all off. Now that Im in Washington, Im gonna do the same for my radar detector. "No officer, its not wired to the battery anymore." Just be carefull!! We've had 4 guys total their cars watching a DVD while driving. Licence suspended!

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