Did you know that your windshield is one of the most vital safety features on your vehicle? In the event of a rollover, it is essential that your windshield be in top condition. It can mean the difference between life and death. Keeping your windshield free of cracks and properly installed can improve your chance of surviving a rollover incident.
In the event of a rollover, your windshield is a crucial component in maintaining the structural integrity of the passenger compartment. It helps to prevent the roof from crushing inward. A damaged or improperly installed windshield will not offer the strength needed to protect you during a rollover. This may result in head and neck injuries as well as the ejection of the vehicle occupants.
According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), rollover crashes account for only 3% of all collisions. However, rollovers are responsible for 31% of total vehicular fatalities. This high number is due to occupant ejection and traumatic head injuries. Keeping your windshield well maintained can give you the protection you need should a rollover occur.
Many drivers do not realize how important their windshield is to their safety. Most people who come in to have their windshield repaired or replaced do it for aesthetic reasons rather than concern for their safety. Protect yourself and your occupants by maintaining your windshield. As soon as you notice a chip or crack, visit an auto glass specialist trained and experienced in properly repairing and replacing windshields for all types of vehicles.
At DeDona Auto Glass in Greensboro, our technicians are DOW certified and provide service that is unmatched in the region. Visit us at 5212 W. Market Street or call us at (336) 851-1300 to find out more about our windshield repair and replacement services. Located in the heart of the Triad, we serve drivers in High Point, Winston Salem, Kernersville, Burlington, Reidsville, and beyond.