When I was in college, I actually got pulled over and scolded by a police officer because I had fuzzy dice hanging from my rearview mirror. I was lucky and let off with just a warning, but having anything, including your PPE mask, hanging and obstructing your view is an offense that could get you a ticket.

My wonderful coworker Nicole pointed out that State statute section 39:3-74 says:

No person shall drive any motor vehicle with any sign, poster, sticker or other non-transparent material upon the front windshield, wings, deflectors, side shields, corner lights adjoining windshield or front side windows of such vehicle other than a certificate or other article required to be so displayed by statute or by regulations of the commissioner.

No person shall drive any vehicle so constructed, equipped or loaded as to unduly interfere with the driver's vision to the front and to the sides.

Obviously that rules has been in place for a long time, but as we're all keeping masks in our car, hanging it from the mirror has become a common situation. I've seen plenty of cars with masks hanging, and while you would hope the police wouldn't bust you for it, there are fewer cars on the road, so cops can spot minor infractions a bit easier.

A ticket for obstructed driving is less than $100, but money is tight, and none of us want to throw any away on an easily-avoidable ticket.

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