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Although the car had tinted windows and their valuables were covered, the couple thinks a thief was waiting for an opportunity and saw the bride and her matron of honor get out of the vehicle without their purses and took … Continue reading
Florida Highway Patrol tweeted about a semi truck’s brake pad crashing through the windshield of a Nissan SUV. No injuries were reported. Click here to read more.
We’ve seen enough water crossings gone wrong to know that even shallow depths can be problematic for low-slung vehicles. And yet, some people are luckier than others and can make it through even with the most unprepared car. At least, this … Continue reading
Michigan State Police troopers were called to southbound I-75 near Dix at 3:55 a.m. because a Dodge Journey was blocking the right lane. Police said the 33-year-old Grosse Pointe woman was slumped over the wheel and had an open bottle of … Continue reading
The cause of most accidents is human error; distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving and reckless driving are the top four causes of accidents. Enter autonomous vehicles — vehicles capable of maneuvering through the streets without any input from a human … Continue reading
Police said a woman was driving when she lost control and crashed into the median, causing the car to roll over. She was then thrown through the windshield and onto the grass. Click here to read more.
After briefly looking down at the road, he looked back up to see if he could see the tree. That’s when the tree came through the windshield of their 2018 Toyota Tundra. Click here to read more.
Drivers may just want to hum an old rock song as a AAA study of car drivers with ADAS says they still need to “keep their eyes on the road and their hands upon the wheel.” The study focuses on … Continue reading
Auto glass companies can encourage customers to be on the lookout for possible theft as travel resumes and office employees return to in-person work. Supply chain challenges and the industry’s labor shortage could frustrate repair time after a theft. Click … Continue reading
Jamil Jutha’s 2021 Model Y suddenly shut down and lost all power. A cause of the fire that engulfed the vehicle is under investigation. Jutha said he encourages Tesla owners to familiarize themselves with the vehicle’s manual window latch. Click … Continue reading
The rodent fell onto the moving vehicle while it was coasting along a road in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 12. Click here to view video.
The rock was the size of a softball and shattered his car glass during the impact. Brown explained it happened on his drive to Franklin on I-65. Click here to read more.
Drivers like car safety technology best when it helps them see what they sometimes can’t, such as checking blind spots or obstacles hidden behind their vehicle. Click here to read more.
Last, but certainly not least, ignoring a windshield chip is not good for your car, because it increases the likelihood that the damage will worsen. Click here to read more.
A firefighter jumped into the water, rushed to the vehicle, broke the back window and climbed through, making his way to the driver. She was stuck and the water was up to her shoulders. Click here to read more.
A motorist was traveling east and passed the parking lot of the Vienna Voluntary Fire Department. Click here to read more.
When you have a damaged windshield, it impacts your driving in several ways. At first glance, it might seem like a minor issue — but the reality is that driving with a damaged windshield is a precarious proposition. Click here … Continue reading
The incident happened at about 7:05 p.m. Wednesday on the northbound 57 Freeway near Pathfinder Road, said Deputy Miguel Meza-Palomo, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Department. Two Metrolink deputies were driving when the padlock came from a vehicle traveling southbound on … Continue reading
The state patrol is looking for any information or witnesses related to the crash, as well as information regarding the steel plate piece including where it was made, shipped to and shipped from. Click here to read more.
The passenger of a sedan was hit by drywall that went through their vehicle’s windshield. The passenger was transported to Baystate Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Click here to read more.
The unusual incident was caught on camera by a dashboard camera in the trooper’s vehicle. Police are using it as an opportunity to remind drivers that vehicle loads must be properly secured at all times. Click here to read more. … Continue reading
Justin Frantzen recorded this footage of dangerous hail crashing down around him while he was in his car. “This is actually the first big hail I’ve ever been in,” Frantzen told Storyful. “I was worried that my windshield could’ve caved … Continue reading
In addition to the dual-camera EyeSight that comes standard on all 2023 Outbacks, the Touring trim will feature a wide-angle mono camera. Subaru says the camera will further expand the field of view to help the system recognize pedestrians and … Continue reading
The reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion has some very strong words for the upcoming dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Kyle Larson has said that “it’s kind of lame” that NASCAR is not removing the windshields. Click here to read more.
Police say a tire came off a pickup truck that was driving in the northbound lanes. The tire then entered the southbound lanes and struck the passing vehicle. According to police, the tire went through the vehicle’s front windshield, striking the … Continue reading
April brings another recall for vehicle owners. This time Ford voluntarily recalls certain 2016 and 2020 Transit Connect vans for a safety concern with the windshields. The windshields of nearly 40,000 Transit vans could detach during a crash and increase … Continue reading
A truck driver narrowly avoided death after a chunk of concrete flew through his windshield and into his bunk in this scary video. In the video, a fellow driver inadvertently kicks up a chunk of concrete broken off the roadway and … Continue reading
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published a final rule in the Federal Register on Monday, March 7, that will streamline the process. The rule, which will take effect May 6, was prompted by a petition from Daimler Trucks North America. … Continue reading
‘Really Frightening:’ Couple Thankful to be OK After Flying Sheet of Ice Shatters Windshields on I-93 in Stoneham
State police are urging motorists to clear snow off their cars after a large sheet of ice flew off the top of a tractor-trailer and slammed through the windshield of a vehicle traveling on Interstate 93 in Stoneham on Monday … Continue reading
A South County woman shared her scary experience with NBC 10 News when ice smashed into her windshield while she was driving this weekend. Laura Stebbins said she was driving down South County Trail along Route 2 near the Charlestown … Continue reading
Consumer Reports found that crash tests conducted by government agencies have shown that a sunroof is insignificant when it comes to evaluating the overall strength of a roof. Click here to read more.
Montgomery County Council Vice President Evan Glass held a rally event on Saturday highlighting the importance of “Vision Zero” programs to reduce roadway injuries and fatalities. The event was held just blocks away from the spot where Luz Marina Roa … Continue reading
Indiana State Police is reminding drivers to remove ice and snow from their vehicles after reports of two incidents Sunday. Sgt. Stephen Wheeles shared a photo on his Facebook page and said a large sheet of ice came off a vehicle … Continue reading
New Hampshire State Police troopers responded to more than 20 calls involving vehicles struck by flying ice and snow on Saturday. The vehicles were struck after drivers failed to remove the layer of ice that formed during the storm Friday. … Continue reading
Technology has touched all aspects of modern life, including the way people drive. But technology hasn’t just made it easier to get from point A to B. It’s also made such journeys safer, including our view through the windshield. Click … Continue reading
The United States has joined other nations of the world to combat carnage on its roads by adopting a far-reaching, coordinated, and countrywide plan. On Thursday, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced details of the first ever National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS). … Continue reading
The Autonomous Vehicle Industry Association (AVIA) is to replace the brand formerly known as the Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets. The trade association represents companies developing autonomous vehicle (AV) technology that improves safety and enhances mobility. Click here to read … Continue reading
Colleen Gleason, 26, was traveling southbound on U.S. 23 Sunday near the Plymouth Road exit in the Ann Arbor area when a car in front of her hit a large pothole, sending a brick-sized piece of concrete straight into her windshield. Click here to read more.
As early as the 1920s, the National Safety Council was trying to draw attention to the dangers with accident statistics. Keeping Americans safe on the road was quickly becoming a problem that needed solutions. Some came in the form of … Continue reading
A woman says she was driving on Madison’s southwest side when someone shot a BB gun at her car Wednesday afternoon. Click here to read more.
Every year thousands of Americans die on the roads. Individuals take the blame for systemic problems. Click here to read more.
Brady Bangerter’s SUV windshield shattered from the snow of a plow truck going in the opposite direction. “It was absolutely a scary experience,” Bangerter says. Click here to read more.
We’ve all lived it— a snowstorm is in the forecast, and you’re driving home the evening it’s supposed to hit. Parked cars in lots, driveways, and on streets have their windshield wipers left up in the vertical position. Click here … Continue reading
In the winter, some drivers may be in such a rush to get to their destinations that they don’t prepare their vehicles. Turns out, if you don’t clean the snow and ice properly off of your windshield, you could get … Continue reading
Tesla is recalling more than 356,000 Model 3 vehicles based on potential issues owners may encounter with the rearview camera cable, which could be damaged when the trunk is closed. This can cause the camera to malfunction, documents state. Click here … Continue reading
A relatively new company called Hi Tech Robotic Systemz (THRSL) says India’s Union Minister Nitin Gadkari’s vision for Indian roads will make vehicles “accident-proof.” Click here to read more.
Properly clearing ice and snow off of your vehicle’s windshield is important for both the safety of the driver and the longevity of the windshield. When you’re in a hurry, though, it can be easy to make mistakes in cleaning … Continue reading
Two people were hurt Sunday morning when a tire came off a southbound Nissan Altima on the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Lehigh County and smashed the windshield and sunroof of a northbound Volkswagen Golf. Click here to … Continue reading
Over the last several years, the use of and references to ADAS—advanced driver assistance systems—has grown at an exponential rate. More and more, vehicles are equipped with sensors, cameras and other tools to help drivers stay safe on the roads, and … Continue reading
A Trumann man died Thursday night when the wheel from an oncoming vehicle flew off and crashed through his windshield. Arkansas State Police reported the incident happened at 9:43 p.m. Dec. 2 on Interstate 630 East in Little Rock. Click … Continue reading
As the seasons change, weather and road conditions become ever more unpredictable. From thick fog to treacherous snow and ice, driving becomes a challenge as sightlines are reduced and roadways turn slick—making safety top of mind for everyone on the … Continue reading
Nearly three years after Joe Shelton Jr. was killed when concrete crashed through his car windshield while he was driving on I-24, his family is renewing the $10,000 reward for information about the tragedy. Click here to read more.
A driver was stopped after being spotted with a piece of wood nailed to where the car’s sunroof glass should have been. Click here to read more.