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Windshield cracks and occupant safety

Windshield cracks and occupant safety — is driving with a cracked windshield a safety risk? The windshield is a structural component of your vehicle Many glass companies state that the windshield provides up to 60% of the strength of your roof and pillars in a rollover. I haven’t been able to find any scientific data to support that claim. However, there are scientific studies to support the fact that the windshield is indeed a structural component. Here just a few citations. The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) are U.S. … Read More


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