Driving a car is one of the most popular things to do in the world. In fact, it’s so popular that even people who can’t afford a car often find themselves driving around in one. And that means they’re constantly subjecting themselves and their passengers to the dangers of glass. Glass is incredibly dangerous when it comes into contact with human skin. It can easily cause cuts and even broken bones. That’s why it’s important to be aware of the dangers of glass when you’re behind the wheel and why you should always wear your seatbelt. By following these tips, you can reduce your risk of injury in a potentially life-threatening situation.
Front-End Accident Protection
The use of glass in cars is one of the most important safety features available. In a front-end accident, the windshield is the first line of defense for you and your passengers. If the window is Shattered, or if it gets pulled out from its mountings, it can cause serious injury. Glass in a car also helps to reduce head injuries in a collision.
When shopping for car windows, choose ones that have federal safety standards like ANSI Z87.1 certified. Look for windows that have an impact energy rating of at least 12 mph and a shatter point of at least 2 inch
In vehicles, airbags are a life-saving technology. But they’re not without their own set of concerns. For example, when an airbag deploys, it can send a shockwave through the vehicle, potentially injuring occupants. Another concern is that deploying airbags can cause a fire.
Another issue with airbags is their efficiency. When they deploy, they create an expanding gas bubble. This bubble must be small enough so that it doesn’t injure occupants, but large enough so that it can push objects out of the way and deployment can happen quickly.
But how do we make sure that these bubbles are the right size? This is where glass comes in. Airbags use glass as an impact sensor. When something slams into the window or side of the car, the glass cracks and sends a signal to the airbag module telling it to deploy. If you remove the glass and replace it with another material like plastic, the airbag won’t work properly.
So why use glass in the first place? It turns out that tempered glass is incredibly resilient; in fact, it’s even tougher than regular plastic. So if something does hit your car and break your window or side mirror, your tempered glass will still protect you from injury.
Support During a Car Rollover
During a car rollover, shattered glass can quickly become deadly. If the window washer is inside the car at the time of the accident, they may be subjected to sharp shards of glass that can easily penetrate their skin. In addition, if other people are in the car with them, they may be injured by broken glass.
If you are involved in a car rollover, it is important to stay calm and keep yourself and others safe.
1. Stay Put: Immediately after the accident, stay put as much as possible. Do not try to get out of the car or move anyone else unless it is absolutely necessary. This will help prevent further injury.
2. Protect Your Face: If you are inside the car at the time of the accident, protect your face by positioning yourself between any sharp pieces of glass and your skin. Use your hands or anything else you can find to protect yourself from being cut by shards of glass.
3. Keep Other People Safe: If other people are in the car with you, make sure they are protected too. Move them out of the way if necessary so they don’t get injured by broken glass or shrapnel from the accident.
4. Call for Help: If you need help getting out of the car or protecting yourself during a car rollover, call for help immediately! There are emergency personnel who can provide aid quickly and safely.
Protection from Flying Objects
The car is one of the most popular places to be injured in a fall. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2013, an estimated 31 percent of fatal injuries occurred in vehicles. The most common causes of death in occupants of cars are due to falling objects (51 percent), followed by crashing into another object (43 percent).
Flying objects are a leading cause of car injury and death. A study published in The Journal of Trauma showed that from 1992-2004, flying objects were responsible for more than two-thirds of all deaths from falls in residential dwellings. In 2008 alone, there were over 5,000 incidents involving flying glass causing property damage.
Glass is one of the many potential dangers that pedestrians and drivers face when crossing streets or driving on roads. When a pane of glass shatters, it exposes sharp edges that can easily cut flesh. Glass also releases shards that can embed themselves in the skin, potentially leading to severe injuries. In fact, even a small piece of shattered glass can lodge inside your eye and cause permanent damage or blindness.
Let Us Repair or Replace Your Windshield Today!
Windshields are one of the most important safety features in a car. They protect drivers and passengers from the wind and rain, as well as other debris. However, windshields can become damaged over time. If your windshield is damaged, let us repair or replace it today!