I realize that this is a terrible first post, I was a member here several years ago; but, I forgot all of my account info and suspect that it may have been deleted due to non-activity.
However, the issue concerning V.C. 26708 came up in a discussion with friends. It started with us discussing a friend who had an iPhone in a suction cup mount on his windshield.
The law saysHe claimed that GPS devices (what he was using his phone for) were exempt. However, closer examination of the GPS exemption states that the GPS must be in one of two specific locations26708. (a) (1) A person shall not drive any motor vehicle with any object or material placed, displayed, installed, affixed, or applied upon the windshield or side or rear windows.Now, it is true that he had never been cited for his iPhone; but, I would not want to try to beat a ticket for it, if he ever got one, in court based on the letter of the law.(b) This section does not apply to any of the following:
(12) A portable Global Positioning System (GPS), which may be mounted in a ( )1 seven-inch square in the lower corner of the windshield farthest removed from the driver or in a ( )2 five-inch square in the lower corner of the windshield nearest to the driver and outside of an airbag deployment zone, if the system is used only for door-to-door navigation while the motor vehicle is being operated.
So, back to the question, has anyone here ever gotten a ticket for having a radar detector on their windshield with some suction cup holder?