Can you be ticketed for having too much stuff packed in your car?

Trooper Steve answers viewer questions

By Daniel Dahm - Digital Manager, Steve Montiero - Traffic Anchor

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

Cam, of Celebration, asked, “Can I be pulled over for having too much stuff in my car?”

"We have all seen this on the highway: a vehicle packed with so much stuff that the driver can’t see a thing outside," Trooper Steve said.

But can they be pulled over?

"Florida law requires you to have a clear and unobscured view while driving and anything obstructing that view can result in you being stopped," Trooper Steve said. "There’s also one thing a lot of drivers forget when attaching cargo carriers to their vehicle. Although this is a good way to eliminate obstructed views, you also have to remember that your license plate also cannot be blocked."

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