The goal is always to stay on the right side of the law. This could happen to almost any of us, so let me give you a big "heads up", you'll thank me later.

An Illinois Law You Probably Didn't Know About

This would absolutely be the first time I've heard about this law, but nonetheless, I don't want to get ticketed for more when getting pulled over.

This law was probably created many years ago, as WhenInYourState.com suggests, but it's still in the books and active today.

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Remove these life-saving things from your rearview mirror.

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Going to have to find a different way to catch those awesome dreams.

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Fuzzy dice. Not Cool

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Do you know what IS cool?

Not getting a fine for several hundred dollars that you have to pay.

In Illinois, it is illegal to have any obstructions hanging from your rearview mirror.

Whoa! That covers a lot of things that we keep there for specific reasons.

From IllinoisLawyerFinder.com:

A police officer can, by law, make a traffic stop if he or she has a reasonable suspicion that an object suspended from or placed under the rearview mirror obstructs the driver’s view. Further, an object that constitutes a “material obstruction” can indeed be considered a violation of the vehicle code and, in some cases, a violation of the criminal code. What constitutes an “obstruction” is not always clear but depends on the testimony and evidence presented at a court hearing.

And while we're on the subject, don't be dumb and hang the garter you caught at the wedding from your rearview mirror.

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