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AAA Research Shows the Pros and Cons of ADAS

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

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Auto Thefts and Break-ins are On the Rise: What Can You Do?

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

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B.C. Tesla Driver Kicks Out Window to Escape Fire

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

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Driver Shocked After Mouse Falls Onto Moving Car’s Windshield

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.

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Franklin Man Urges Drivers to Stay Alert After Rock was Thrown Onto His Windshield

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.  

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A Festus Man was Injured When Metal Hit the Windshield of His Pickup

Boyer was driving a 2021 Ram 1500 north on the highway when a large piece of metal flew up from underneath a northbound utility truck, and the metal struck the pickup’s windshield, the report said. Click here to read more. … Continue reading

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Most Drivers Like New Advanced Safety Technology, CR Survey Says

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.  

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Ten Bad Driving Habits That are Not Good for Your Car

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.  

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Driver Pulled Through Sunroof Just as Vehicle Sinks

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.  

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Breeze Blows Parking Lot Gate Into Car’s Windshield

A motorist was traveling east and passed the parking lot of the Vienna Voluntary Fire Department. Click here to read more.  

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The Dangers of Driving with a Damaged Windshield

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

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Deputy Injured When Padlock hits Windshield of Sheriff’s Vehicle Traveling on 57 Freeway

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

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Steel Plate Pierced Windshield of Pickup Truck, Causing Fatal Crash Near Ritzville

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.  

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One Sent to Hospital After Unsecured Load Crashes Through Windshield on Massachusetts Highway

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.  

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Flying Chair Smashes State Police Car’s Windshield

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

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Large Hail Stones Crack Windshield During Severe Thunderstorm in South Dakota

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

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Subaru Includes Third Camera on 2023 Outback’s Top Trim

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

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Kyle Larson Has Very Strong Comments About Bristol Dirt Race

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.

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Driver Killed After Loose Tire Crashes Through Windshield on I-95 in Philadelphia

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

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Ford Voluntarily Recalls Nearly 40,000 Transit Vans for Windshield Detachment

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

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Video: Concrete Chunk Shoots Through Windshield Inches From Driver’s Head

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

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FMCSA Expands Windshield Area for Vehicle Safety Technology

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

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‘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

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Ice Flies off SUV, into South County Woman’s Windshield

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

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Here’s What Happens to Your Panoramic Sunroof in a Rollover Crash

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.  

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County Leaders Advocate Reduced Roadway Injuries and Fatalities

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

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State Police Respond to Two Incidents of Ice Shattering Drivers’ Windshields

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

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Windshields Smashed by Flying Snow, Ice in New Hampshire

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

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How Tech Can Make You a Safer Driver

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

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‘It Scared the Bejeezus Out of Me’ — North Carolina Woman Had Flying Ice Shatter Her Windshield

A North Carolina woman said she feels fortunate that she’s OK after flying ice hit her SUV as she drove on the highway over the weekend. Beverly Cayton said she was on Interstate-40 westbound near Burlington following recent winter weather. … Continue reading

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U.S. Takes On ‘Crisis’ of Rising Crash Deaths with Bold, Nationwide Strategy

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

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Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets Rebrands as AVIA

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

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Michigan Woman’s Windshield Shattered by Pothole Debris on US 23

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.

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We’ve Come a Long Way: The Evolution of Road Safety Standards

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

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Woman’s Windshield Hit by BB Gun While Driving on Madison’s Southwest Side

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.  

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The Deadly Myth that Human Error Causes Most Car Crashes

Every year thousands of Americans die on the roads. Individuals take the blame for systemic problems. Click here to read more.  

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SUV Windshield Smashed by Passing Plow Truck

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.  

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Should You Leave Your Wiper Blades Up Before a Winter Storm?

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

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Clear Off Your Car Windows or Get a Ticket

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

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Tesla to Recall 365K Model 3 Cars with Malfunctioning Rearview Cameras

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

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Advanced Technology Adoption will Make Indian Roads ‘Accident-Proof’

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.  

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There’s a Good Chance You’re Clearing Off Your Windshield Wrong

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

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Tire Comes Off Car on Pa. Turnpike in Valley, Smashes Windshield, Hurts 2, Police Say

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

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ADAPT Panel: ADAS Work to Become Necessity for Shops

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

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Wheel Flies Into Man’s Windshield, Killing Him

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

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Snow, Fog, and Ice Spotlight ADAS Weakness

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

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Three Years After Tennessee Man Killed by Concrete Through Windshield, Family Renews $10,000 Reward

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.  

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Car Driven with Wooden Plank Nailed to Sunroof on M25 in Hertfordshire

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.

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