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Are Suction Cup Windshield Mounts Illegal In Your State?

Do you use suction cup windshield mounts to support your GPS or smartphone while driving? Did you know these mounts are illegal in many states? In fact, they are illegal in almost 70% of the United States!

Surprised? That may be because these laws aren’t always highly enforced, however, we can’t ignore them. Distracted driving is a top cause of automobile accidents. MGF Products wants you to put safety first and keep both hands on the wheel. Read on to find a safe, legal mounting solution for the state(s) in which you drive.

Don't worry, we have a solution! Our suction cup mounts can easily be attached to your windshield, but this is illegal in some states. We offer a legal alternative with a 3M adhesive disk so you can attach the suction cup to your dashboard or console. Click here for details.

States in Which Suction Cup Windshield Mounts Are Illegal

  • Alabama
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Washington, D.C.
  • West Virginia

States with Laws that Restrict Windshield Mounting Location

There are a handful of states in which suction cup windshield mounts are legal, but the law states specific requirements on where the GPS unit or smartphone can be mounted on the windshield.

Restrictions on Type of Device

Other states restrict the type of device that is allowed to be mounted onto the windshield. Typically, GPS devices or other devices that display pertinent information to the driver are allowed, but they still cannot obstruct the driver’s view of the roadway.

  • Florida
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • New Hampshire
  • North Carolina

Placement on the Windshield

In the states below, GPS systems, toll payment systems, and other safety monitoring equipment are permitted only when mounted as close to the bottom of the windshield as possible. Certain qualifications of these devices differ from state to state, so please check to see what your state allows.

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Indiana
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Wyoming

States In Which Suction Cup Windshield Mounts Are Legal

This leaves only a handful of states in which windshield suction cup mounts are legal, as long as the device does not obstruct the operator’s direct line of sight:

  • Alaska
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Massachusetts
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nevada
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Wisconsin