Dangers of a Cracked Windscreen
A cracked windscreen is more than a cosmetic flaw. Damaged windscreens also pose a safety risk for you and your passengers. Why you may wonder. Windscreens do more than keep wind, rain, and bugs out of your face. They add structural integrity to your car.
A cracked windscreen can affect the ability to drive safely due to impaired vision. In the event of an accident, even a minor fender bender, a crack or a small chip in the glass could cause the windscreen to break resulting in severe cuts, ejection from the vehicle or critical injuries in a rollover accident. The structural support provided by the windscreen is important for airbag deployment.
Car Windscreen London is committed to your safety. This article will discuss the risks and dangers of a cracked windscreen and why you must get it replaced as soon as possible.
The most obvious danger is visual obstruction. When the windscreen is cracked the driver’s line of sight can impaired putting the occupants of the car in danger. In addition to impaired view, cracks can be distracting or create an unnatural reflection of the sun. A tiny stone chip can quickly spread into a major crack. This is why, even tiny chips require immediate repair.
A crack increases the risk of windscreen failure in the event of a collision. Windscreen failure increases the chance of being ejected from the vehicle. Accident statistics show the odds of surviving a serious crash are significantly higher if you remain inside of the car. Severe injuries or even death can result from vehicle ejection. To avoid possible serious injury for you and your passengers in a collision it is essential to get a cracked windscreen replaced.
Vehicle safety depends on the structural support provided by safety measures incorporated into the vehicle’s design. The windscreen acts as a structural support for the roof in the event of a vehicle rollover. A crack diminishes the structural support provided by the windscreen. Serious injury or death may result if the roof of the vehicle collapses on the driver or passengers.
Windscreens are an important component during the deployment of vehicle airbags. During deployment airbags use the windscreen to propel the airbag into the passenger compartment. A crack in the windscreen could reduce the structural support provided by the windscreen which could cause the glass to break during airbag deployment resulting in the airbag to deploying outside of the vehicle. This increases the chance of critical injuries or death during a collision.
The safety of yourself and your passengers is important to drivers. At Car Windscreen London we are serious about your safety as well. Our windscreen repair service will get your repair done and you back on the road within an hour at our London location or at your choice of location.
For more information about windscreen replacement or to set up an appointment call 0800 756 6868 | 0754 037 6056