If a rock hits your windshield and leaves a tiny crack, it’s tempting to write it off as insignificant. Even if your vehicle remains safe to operate, you could still be subject to citation—no matter how small the crack. And the small crack usually doesn’t stay that way. When a small crack starts to create a spiderweb effect, you’ll need to have the whole windshield replaced.
Glass is fragile by nature, even today’s tempered safety glass. Here are some dangers of a cracked windshield:
The windshield propels the airbag toward driver and passenger. The slightest compromise in the windshield’s integrity could cause it to lose its propelling power.
Think about car design for a moment. The windshield connects to the roof of the vehicle and provides structural support. Again, any flaw could cause a breach of that support.
We alluded to airbags, but the windshield is there to protect passengers from the outside. Windshields were first known as windscreens, and were designed for vetting.
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