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IS WINDSHIELD CALIBRATION REQUIRED BY LAW?

Is Windshield Calibration Required By Law?

As of 2020, in most states, it is illegal to drive with a windshield that has not been calibrated after being replaced. If you choose to opt out of windshield calibration, you must sign a waiver stating that you were informed of the risks and that you are responsible for any accidents that occur as a result.

If an insurance company discovers that you had your windshield replaced without being calibrated, they may cancel your policy. This is because windshield calibration is essential for ensuring that your ADAS Camera system works properly.

Insurance companies have a legal obligation to ensure that their policyholders are safe. If they discover that you have taken a risk that could put your safety at risk, they may cancel your policy to protect themselves from liability.

In addition to canceling your policy, the insurance company may also deny any claims that you file for accidents that occur after your windshield was replaced without being calibrated. This is because the insurance company may argue that you were negligent in not getting your windshield calibrated, and that your negligence contributed to the accident.

To avoid having your insurance policy canceled, it is important to have your windshield calibrated after it is replaced. 

Here are some tips for avoiding having your insurance policy canceled for not having your windshield calibrated:

  • Get your windshield calibrated as soon as possible after it is replaced.

  • Keep your receipts for the windshield replacement and calibration.

  • Be aware of your insurance company's policies on windshield calibration.

  • If you have any questions about windshield calibration, contact your insurance company.

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