Florida man beats on windshield of semi-truck driving down highway

“A man clinging to the hood of a semi-trailer truck isn’t something one normally sees while driving on a highway.

Even in the state of Florida.

In a viral video that’s been viewed more 4.7 million times, a man can be seen riding on the hood of a semi-tractor trailer truck while it travelled down I-95 in Boyton Beach, Fla this past Saturday.

News outlet WPLG reported Florida Highway Patrol received a call from the passenger of a Toyota SUV early Saturday afternoon about a man he was driving “acting strange.” According to state troopers, the passenger said the driver then stopped on the southbound ramp of the Florida turnpike, got out of his car and began walking on the highway.”

Check out the full story here.

The video clip played out like a scene from a hollywood action movie. In fact, you can see that the truck driver, who is clearly startled, try to shake the clinging man off of his hood. Fortunately, a state trooper came over to assist in the situation and the driver complied by pulling over. Afterward, the hood jumper was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

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Can I get fined or cited for driving with a broken windshield in MN?

“As a driver, you already know you have to follow a variety of traffic laws on the roadways. In addition to those laws, however, you are also required to make sure that the components on your vehicle are in compliance as well. The following are the windshield laws in Minnesota that all drivers are required to follow.

Cracks and chips

Minnesota is not specific as to the size of allowable cracks or chips. However, it is illegal to drive a vehicle if the windshield is discolored or cracked in a way that limits the driver’s clear view. It is important to understand that it is up to the ticketing officer’s discretion as to whether a crack or chip in the windshield obscures or limits the driver’s view in a way that is or could be considered unsafe.”

Read more on these laws here.

If there is a small crack or chip near the passenger side of your windshield, you’ll most likely avoid a fine. However, that crack may spread and become large which could potentially obstruct your view. In situations like these, it doesn’t make much sense holding off on a repair or replacement. Many times, the delays is the result of a financial burden in which case you should consult your insurance company to see if replacement is covered, even if just partially.

At IAS Auto Glass, we make windshield replacement a painless and quick process. Call us at 952-797-4374