Can You Get a TICKET in Washington for Driving with Bad Wiper Blades?

Can You Get a TICKET in Washington for Driving with Bad Wiper Blades?
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I don't know about you but it seems as though wiper blades don't last as long as they used to. I have had some old clunkers in my day and back in the 90s and early 2000s, the wiper blades on my car seemed to last a good while, I'm talking about a couple of years.

The wiper blades they make nowadays don't seem to last me a few MONTHS! I had to finally upgrade my new car to the highest quality wiper blades they sold at O'Reilly's Auto Parts. They cost me a pretty petty; I spent almost $80. I nearly fainted in the store when they gave me the total amount.

For 80 bucks, those wiper blades better last me half a decade! LOL!

My old wiper blades were so bad I couln't even see out of one side of the windshield, and if you didn't know already, you can get a traffic ticket for having bad wiper blades in Washington state. (I'm sure it's the same way in other states, but for now, I'm only talking about Washington).

Can you get a big ol' fat ticket if your wiper blades are crappy? Questions that need answering!

Can you get a ticket for having bad wiper blades in washington state?
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RCW 46.37.410
Windshields required, exception—Must be unobstructed and equipped with wipers.

Look at Section 4: "(4) Every windshield wiper upon a motor vehicle shall be maintained in good working order."

That means if your wiper blades are crappy, then you are required by law to get them fixed asap!

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