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169.743 BUG DEFLECTOR.
Bug deflectors shall be permitted but not required on motor vehicles. No bug deflector
shall be sold, offered for sale, or used which is composed of other than nonilluminated material.
No person shall operate any motor vehicle equipped with a bug deflector of nontransparent
material having more than one inch of material extending above the highest part of the hood,
excluding any decorative ornament, and no person shall operate any motor vehicle equipped with
a bug deflector of transparent material having more than three inches of material extending
above the highest part of the hood, excluding any decorative ornament; provided that trucks and
truck-tractors of 12,000 pounds gross vehicle weight or larger may be operated with a clear,
uncolored bug deflector extending no more than six inches above the highest part of the hood,
excluding any decorative ornament.
History: 1953 c 304 s 1; 1975 c 68 s 1; 1982 c 400 s 1; 1984 c 549 s 31; 1994 c 600 s 6