I know there is a lot going on right now but we all need to work to be as aware as possible that we are abiding by all rules -- even those that were in place before this pandemic hit.

Just an FYI: It is illegal to have your face masks hanging from your rear view mirror in your car.

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I know it is an easy place to keep it, especially when you need to run out and about for the family but it is a problem because it can obstruct your view while driving.

According to APP.com, "It's illegal to have 'any sign, poster, sticker or other non-transparent material upon the front windshield' or other front windows, other than state-issued decals, such as an inspection sticker."

A windshield obstruction ticket will usually cost your typical driver about $47 but I think we can all agree that there are much better ways to spend that money than on a ticket that is very easily avoidable.

So keep the face mask in your glove compartment so you can drive with ease.

Thank you to Eddie Davis from Lite Rock 96.9 WFPG for letting us know if this need-to-know information!

Check out the original article at APP.com.

P.S. The Asbury Park Press article linked above also discusses how there can be no plate frame or holder on your license plates. However, it wasn't really focused upon in this article because I figured no one would really want to put their face masks in that spot....hopefully...

But just an FYI:

According to APP.com, "A license plate frame or holder cannot 'conceal or otherwise obscure any part of any marking' on the plate itself. That includes not only the license plate number, but the words 'New Jersey' and 'The Garden State' as well."

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