Ask Trooper Steve: Can I drive a car without doors? Yes, but it better have these

Trooper Steve answers your traffic questions

Trooper Steve answers viewer questions.

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.

Trooper Steve on Thursday was asked, “Can I drive a car without doors?”

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Well, Trooper Steve said the same rule that applies to Jeeps applies to all cars without doors.

“If your vehicle did not have a door on it, you would have to make sure your sideview mirrors were on your vehicle,” he said. “This is sometimes the issue with Jeeps as when they remove their doors, some do not have the adapter to place the sideview mirror back on the vehicle.”

According to Trooper Steve, if that were the case, then it would be illegal to drive without doors.

But with all the unfavorable natural elements Florida can experience throughout the year, he still wouldn’t going without doors.

“You would also want to make sure of course you do have your seatbelt on,” Trooper Steve said. “We live in Florida. It’s hot, there are tons of bugs, and let’s be real, this is not the safest idea. If you’re asking me, just leave the doors on your car.”

About the Author:

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.