Is it OK if drivers can’t see out the rear window? The answer may surprise you

Trooper Steve answers viewer questions

Ask Trooper Steve: Can view out my rear window be blocked? Answer may surprise you
Ask Trooper Steve: Can view out my rear window be blocked? Answer may surprise you

ORLANDO, Fla. – News 6 traffic safety expert Trooper Steve Montiero answers viewer questions about the rules of the road, helping Orlando-area residents become better drivers by being better educated.

The most recent question Trooper Steve addressed was this, “Is it against the law to stack luggage so high that I can’t see out the rear window?”

The answer may surprise you.

“It sounds like an obvious question, but there’s a catch to this,” Trooper Steve said. “(The answer) is yes and no. If you look out your rear-view mirror and can’t see anything behind you, you have to have your side-view mirrors in place and working properly.”

Trooper Steve said you should always be able to see around your car.

So go ahead and stack that luggage, just be sure your other mirrors are good to go.


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About the Authors:

Daniel started with WKMG-TV in 2000 and became the digital content manager in 2009. When he's not working on ClickOrlando.com, Daniel likes to head to the beach or find a sporting event nearby.

Steven Montiero, better known as “Trooper Steve," joined the News 6 morning team as its Traffic Safety Expert in October 2017. A Central Florida native and decorated combat veteran, Montiero comes to the station following an eight-year assignment with the Florida Highway Patrol.