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New Illinois law pulls paperwork from windows for test drives

Auto dealerships in Illinois must remove stickers, decals and paperwork from vehicle windows before allowing customer test drives under a new law that takes effect Monday.

“This traffic safety measure is a common-sense solution that removes potential obstructions from the front and side windows of a vehicle prior to be driven off the lot of an automobile dealer,” Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White said in a statement Thursday. White was among backers of the law.

The bill resulted from the 2016 death of a Chicago-area man who was killed when the vehicle he was riding in was struck by a motorist on a test drive. Police said the driver’s view was obstructed by decals and paperwork.

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