Are Suction Cup Windshield Mounts Legal In Your State?

October 1, 2015 •

Are Suction Cup Mounts Legal in Your State

Do you use a suction cup mount to attach your GPS or smartphone to your windshield?

Did you know this is illegal in many states? In fact, it is illegal in over half of U.S. states!

Surprised? That may be because these laws aren’t always highly enforced, but that doesn’t mean we can ignore them.

States in Which Windshield Mounts Are Illegal

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

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

States with Laws that Restrict Windshield Mounting Location

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Indiana
  • Maryland
  • Ohio
  • Nevada
  • Utah

Where Can You Mount Your Device?

An alternative to mounting on your windshield is to use a dashboard or console mount for your phone or GPS. However, make sure to check the laws in your state on any specific rules that may prohibit you from mounting devices in other locations.

Most ProClip USA mounts are for the dashboard or console. Our mounts are vehicle-specific. We design each dashboard mount to fit seamlessly in to the groves of your dashboard, so there’s no need to worry about drilling holes or damaging your vehicle! Our mounts are a legal option for many people who live in one of the states listed above.

Not only are our mounts a great legal option, it’s also the safe option. Having your phone or GPS securely mounted within reach can keep you safe and less distracted while driving. Not convinced? Just ask our customers! 86% of our customers feel they are a safer driver since installing their ProClip mount.

Suction Cup Mount

Although most of our mounts are for the dashboard or console, we also have a Suction Cup Mount. This mount can easily be attached to your windshield, but it also comes with a 3M adhesive dash mount disk so you can attach the suction cup to your dashboard or console. Here the 3M adhesive disk is used to attach the suction cup to a dashboard.

Suction Cup Dashboard Mount

We also offer Adapter Plates which allow you to attach your own GPS holder to one of our vehicle-specific Dashboard Mounts or Console Mounts. Adapter plates are an easy way to transform the suction cup mount that may have come with your GPS into a legal mounting option for states that don’t allow windshield mounts.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June of 2013. The original information was based on a report by POI factory and has been revamped and updated for accuracy. 

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