2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
January 5, 2016 - Introduced by Senators Wanggaard, Gudex,
Olsen and Darling,
cosponsored by Representatives
Spiros, Hutton, Rohrkaste, Sanfelippo,
Jagler, Ballweg, E. Brooks, Murtha, A. Ott, Gannon, Craig, Thiesfeldt,
Kahl, T. Larson, Steffen and Vorpagel. Referred to Committee on Judiciary
and Public Safety.
1An Act to create
347.435 of the statutes; relating to: mounting a motor vehicle
2monitoring device to the front windshield of a vehicle.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill allows a person to operate a motor vehicle that has a monitoring and
feedback device mounted to the front windshield.
Under current law, no person may drive a motor vehicle upon a highway with
any object so placed as to obstruct the driver's clear view through the front
windshield. This bill allows a person to operate a motor vehicle that has a monitoring
and feedback device mounted to the front windshield directly above, behind, or below
the rearview mirror.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
347.435 of the statutes is created to read:
4347.435 Vehicle monitoring and feedback. (1)
Notwithstanding s. 346.88, 5
a person may operate a vehicle that has a device mounted to the front windshield if 6
all of the following apply:
(a) The device is designed to monitor the vehicle and provide feedback to the 2
operator for the purpose of safety or improving vehicle operation.
(b) The device is mounted directly above, behind, or below the mirror required 4
in s. 347.40 (1) or, if no mirror is present, at the location where the mirror would 5
typically be mounted.