Auto Glass Replacement is a Matter of Life or Death

It is extremely important to have a windshield properly installed for your protection. An improperly installed windshield will result in tragic results in a collision. This isn’t about cutting corners on. Windshields do more than simply keep the elements out. In 2002 alone, 330,000 vehicles were involved in rollover crashes in the United States. These accidents resulted in more than 10,000 deaths.Feel free to find more information at Mike’s Auto Glass Tampa repair.

Make sure your windshield is mounted properly and without defect to minimize the chance and severity of a roll-over. A vital part of the vehicle’s energy management system is the windshield, which channels crash energy around the passenger cabin. If the windshield has not been installed in the right way, the vehicle may crumple differently from the intended manufacturer, putting its passengers at risk. The properly installed windshield provides protection in a roll-over crash, thereby preventing the roof from closing in on the vehicle occupants. The windshield provides up to 50 per cent of the rollover power of the vehicle in some models.

Additionally, the windshield is a critical determinant of proper airbag timing. An improperly installed windshield, in a crash, may cause an airbag to deploy too early or too late. That may compromise the safety of the passengers and result in serious injuries. The windshield serves as a brace at impact to protect the passenger side airbag. If the windshield were to be removed, the airbag would have no restricted area, and would no longer be effective in protecting the occupant.

Just the windshield holds unrestrained occupants inside the car. A individual is twenty-five times more likely to survive a crash if it is kept inside the passenger compartment than thrown away from it. Windshields also prevent other objects out of the car that could cause passengers bodily harm, such as rocks, dust and other debris, insects, etc. To see how statistically likely the vehicle will be involved in a roll-over crash, look at its NHTSA Rollover Score. The more stars the car is getting, the less likely it will be in a rollover.

Without exception you and all your passengers will wear a safety belt at all times. The occupants in the cars did not wear their seatbelts in 72 per cent of rollover fatalities. Don’t size, either. In 40 per cent of rollover crashes, excessive speeding was a factor. Be vigilant on rural roads too. Because these roads tend to be undivided and barrier-free, almost 3/4 of the rollovers occur on rural highways.

In case you temporarily lose control, practice the correct maneuvering to gain control of your car. Second, proper emergency braking procedures can go a long way to avoiding the crash. So obviously never drink and drive. Of all the fatal rollovers, about half involve alcohol.