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Auto Windscreens: Delaying Windshield Repairs a ‘False Economy’

Recently-released data from the United Kingdom company Auto Windscreens shows that policyholders waited an average of 15 days before booking their windshield chip repairs in August 2022. They waited only eight days to book those repairs in August 2019. The … Continue reading

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Ford Issues Recall for Inadequate Front Windshield Bonding on 2022 Broncos, Rangers

More than 63,000 Ford 2022 Broncos and Rangers are potentially affected by inadequate windshield bonding, resulting in the manufacturer issuing a recall for the vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), inadequate front windshield bonding may result … Continue reading

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Brake Pad Smashes Through Car Windshield on I-75

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.  

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A Chevy Corvette Miraculously Traveled Through Flood Waters Up to Its Windshield in Florida

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

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Greece Family’s Windshield Shattered by Rock Thrown Off Highway Overpass

One of the six passengers said he saw three people standing on the bridge as the rock was thrown. No one has been arrested for throwing the rock. Click here to read more.  

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NASCAR’s Next Gen Car was Too Hot, So Racing Turned to 3D Printers for the Solution

Once NASCAR found its solution in the added front windshield air duct and underside NACA duct, it needed a partner that could help it mass produce the necessary parts in a way that was efficient and cost effective. Click here … Continue reading

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Flight Makes Emergency Landing at Mumbai Airport After Windshield Cracks

A SpiceJet aircraft landed safely at an airport in Mumbai after its windshield outer pane was observed to be cracked. Click here to read more.  

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Woman Thrown Through Windshield During Rollover, 4-year-old Child Safe in Backseat

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.  

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Local Family Recovering After Tree Comes Through Windshield of Truck

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.  

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I Test Drove the Toyota Corolla Commercial and This Low-Cost Hybrid Van Has One Surprising Feature

It looks like a car, with blacked-out rear windows rather than metal. Toyota has discovered that a “car” parked in your drive overnight is less likely to get broken into than a van. The vehicle also has a full set … Continue reading

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Rock Thrown at Car Windshield with Mother, Children Inside During Oklahoma Road Rage Incident

The series of events allegedly started at a Burger King location on Kelly Ave. The victim told police that after getting her order, she pulled up in the drive-through line and paused to check it. Click here to read more. … Continue reading

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Domasco Launches Next-Generation Honda HR-V

The new HR-V features Advanced Driver Assistance Systems of Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System, Road Departure Mitigation System, and Lead Car Departure Notification System. The vehicle also has Honda’s first Low Emissivity Panoramic Sunroof, which reduces infrared radiation, … 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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Man Recalls Running Through Home Dodging Bullets

A 60-year-old man ran for his life through his home as bullets sprayed his home and broke the windshield and backlite in his pickup truck. It’s an experience he would love to erase, but in reality it’s one he will … Continue reading

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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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NHTSA Probes Tesla Autopilot Crash that Killed Three People

Autopilot is Tesla’s Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) that performs automated functions such as steering, accelerating and automatic braking. Click here to read more.  

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Traffic Cop Breaks Car’s Windshield as Owner Runs Red Light

The traffic policeman tried to stop the car which had jumped the red light and hit it with a stick in which the windshield got damaged, they said. A woman and a minor girl aged around two years were also in … Continue reading

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Minnesota State Patrol Pilot Injured When Duck Crashed Through Helicopter’s Windshield

The pilots were able to continue flying to the St. Paul airport, and emergency medical services and troopers provided medical aid to the injured pilot. The pilot was transported to Regions Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Click here to read … Continue reading

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Owners Say Toyota Highlander Windshield Chips and Cracks More Than it Should

Getting a chipped windshield in any car is almost as common as getting a flat tire. It’s happened to almost all of us and we either bought the repair kits or called the dealer and got it replaced. While more … Continue reading

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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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Stickers on Trucks Saying They are Not Responsible for Breaking Your Windshield are Incorrect

They’re frequently seen on the roads, and frequently the source of anxiety – stuff, after all, often falls off the back of those trucks all the time. Who hasn’t had the experience of picking up at least a little crack … Continue reading

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Tippecanoe Sheriff’s Office Investigates After Water Balloon Shatters Woman’s Windshield

Hamilton said she believes it was filled with water, but if it was frozen or filled with anything else, she said it does not matter. The incident was dangerous and it could have been deadly. 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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Magna ADAS Launches on 2022 Toyota Tundra, Including Advanced Trailer Assist

Magna’s ADAS makes use of five cameras and an advanced electronic control unit to provide a high-resolution display of the vehicle’s surroundings. According to the company’s press release, the data collected from the cameras can “render a seamlessly stitched, ‘fly-around’ … Continue reading

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On the Way to the Car of the Future: Mirror, Seats, Windshield

“A laser projection will display the main information directly on your windshield, such as your speed, or even the GPS navigation arrows to take a motorway exit,” explains Michel Forissier. Click here to read more.  

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Police Search for Two Believed to Have Smashed 10 Car Windows in Naugatuck

According to police, the windows of 10 cars and counting were smashed. Officers are working to identify the people involved who authorities said were using a white Acura. Click here to read more.  

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Microsoft and Volkswagen Collaboration: Holographic Images on Your Windshield

With an aspiration to get more out of technology, the German motor vehicle manufacturer used the HoloLens for another research project, where it was put in a moving vehicle. Things didn’t go well, unfortunately. 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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Houston Rental Car Has Windshield Crushed by Mysterious Cement Block

The owner of the car says she’s asked police to look at security camera footage around the area in hopes of discovering what happened. As of Thursday afternoon, a formal police report has not been completed. Click here to read … Continue reading

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Large Hailstones Crack Car Windshield in Arizona

A video shows a man in his car in Arizona when large hail begins to fall. “Just lost my windshield.” Click here to view video.  

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Fisker Reveals All-Electric Luxury GT Sports Car

Fisker Inc. revealed Wednesday a glimpse of the fully electric luxury GT sports car it plans to add as the third model to its fledgling lineup. Fisker announced last November that it’s making a modified version of the battery-electric utility … Continue reading

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Unique Invention Keeps Car Windshields Haze-free

Until recently, the inShield Wiper primarily sold on QVC but they are now launching into retail with Travel America convenience stops, Pilot Flying J travel centers and Walmart. Click here to read more.  

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Kia Windshield Bond Problems Lead to Cadenza Recall

A reported 30,362 2014-2016 Kia Cadenzas in circulation may have an issue that developed during the manufacturing process. As a result, the front windshields of these rides might not have been bonded to the vehicles correctly. Click here to read … Continue reading

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This 1947 Electric Car was the First Nissan EV

The TAMA’s old-style turn signals flip out from the windshield’s A-pillar. Many cars in Japan had signals like that at the time. And also like many vehicles of the time, the TAMA’s windshield was flat. Click here to view video. … Continue reading

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Police Looking For Man Accused of Vandalizing Truck by Throwing Large Rocks at Windshield

This isn’t Vidourek’s first time dealing with this headache. On Feb. 20, every vehicle his family owned had the tires slashed, and it happened again on March 8 and 9. He had to buy a total of 34 tires, adding … 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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Man Halts Traffic, Breaks Car Windshield

An LPD officer drove upon two parked vehicles on the north inner lane of South U.S. 83 and Pine Street. The officer thought there was a possible crash and parked his unit behind the vehicles with the emergency lights activated. … 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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Mercedes Recalls More Than 126,000 Vehicles for Software Glitch

The function of the rearview camera in 126,443 Mercedes Benz passenger vehicles requires a recall. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s recall report, the rearview image may not display in the central display when the vehicle is in … Continue reading

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Woman Cracks Car Windshield with Gun While Child Inside

Officers said they recovered multiple unfired rounds from the scene which were believed to have been ejected from the woman’s firearm while she hit the windshield. The woman faces several charges including aggravated assault. 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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Piece of Concrete Smashes into Semi-Truck’s Windshield on I-69 in Michigan

At this time, it’s unclear if the piece of concrete, which weighs between 2 and 3 ounces, fell off the bridge or was thrown from the overpass, police said. Click here to read more.  

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Windshield-smashing home run earns Okeechobee player $500 scholarship

Instead of a banner at the high school field, Gilbert Ford in Okeechobee added a monster home-run wall with an image of an F-150 pickup truck as part of its “Bust the windshield” contest. Click here to read more.  

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Spring Snowstorm Blamed for Overturned Tractor-Trailer, Driver Extricated Through Windshield

State police say the truck was heading east on Route 177 at around 9 a.m. Tuesday when the driver lost control. Click here to read more.  

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American Eagle Flight Forced to Make Emergency Landing in Fresno After Windshield Breaks Midflight

A severe crack in the windshield would have the ability to impact cabin air pressure, so fire crews stood by ready to provide aid, which didn’t end up being necessary. Click here to read more.  

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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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Man Cheats Death After Log Pierces Windshield

A freak snowstorm caused a log to fall right into a man’s windshield in Vancouver, Wash. Click here to read more.  

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Turkey Crashes Through Windshield, Strikes Truck Driver’s Face

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the truck driver was hauling a load of commercial dog food when she struck a turkey in the roadway. The turkey went through the truck’s windshield and struck the driver’s face. Click here … Continue reading

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Maryland Adopts Auto Glass Safety Reg in Accordance with AGRSS Standard

Auto glass safety regulations in accordance with the Automotive Glass Safety Replacement Standard (AGRSS Standard) have been adopted by the State of Maryland. The state regulations were promulgated by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) and became effective on March … Continue reading

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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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IndyCar Windshield Saves Driver’s Life as it’s Struck by Debris

Callum Ilott has a lot to be thankful for. The IndyCar driver posted praise on Twitter after video surfaced of the Aeroscreen on his car deflecting debris away from his head at Texas Motor Speedway in March. Click here to read more.  

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Bear Smashes Through Windshield After Getting Stuck Inside Car

Ashely McGowin awoke early Thursday and noticed that her hazard lights were blinking when she let her dogs outside. She then noticed that a large black bear was inside her vehicle and took video of the strange sight. Click here … Continue reading

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Pakistan International Airlines’ Boeing Aircraft Makes Emergency Landing in Karachi with Cracked Windshield

The crew decided to divert to Karachi after witnessing a shattered windshield during the aircraft’s takeoff and rise. The windscreen of the First Officer was fractured, according to the Aviation Herald. Click here to read more.  

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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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Fleeing Suspect Rams Utah Police Cars in Pursuit, Smashes Window with Head

Brigham City Police Chief Chad Reyes said the man, identified as 47-year-old Brandon Chappell, tried to hit officers with his vehicle and smashed through the window of an officer’s vehicle — with his head. Click here to read more.

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Windshield of Kerala Bus Cracks During Elephant Encounter

A bus driver’s encounter with a wild elephant in Kerala is gaining traction on social media. The video was shot by one of the passengers on the bus and shows the windshield of the vehicle cracking as the elephant just … Continue reading

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Group Proud of Effort to Provide Bulletproof Windshields for Patrol Units After Trooper’s Death

On March 26, 2021, Walker was driving southwest on FM 2838 near Mexia, Texas, when he spotted a disabled vehicle stopped on the shoulder of the road. As he pulled up behind the vehicle, the car’s driver exited and fired … Continue reading

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Bicyclist Hit By Car Gets $3,752 Bill for Car’s Damage

Last July, Vancouver, B.C., resident Ben Bolliger was struck while riding his bicycle by a driver who, he says, ran a stop sign. “My foot was broken, they pulled about 10 pieces of his windshield out of my back, and … Continue reading

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Video: Three Women Attack Driver, Smash Car Windows in Bell

Shocking video shows a violent attack on a 22-year-old driver in Bell, where three women appear to smash the car’s windows. The victim, a working student, was on her way to pick up her sister Thursday morning when she noticed … Continue reading

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Car that Hit Dekaney High School Student left with Heavy Windshield Damage

Spring ISD confirmed with ABC13 that one of its students was hit by a vehicle Wednesday morning while trying to cross the street. Click here to read more.  

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Tesla’s Laser Windshield Patent Gets Published

The United States Patent Office published Tesla’s patent for laser windshield wipers. The patent application describes a five-step process in which the laser wipers begin by detecting debris accumulated on a region of vehicle glass and ends with removing the … Continue reading

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First Responders Remove Windshield to Free East Emory Road Crash Victim

First responders told WVLT News the rescue was not how you’d expect. In the crash, one person’s door was pried open with a pry bar, another was extricated with rescue tools, and the person walked out when first responders removed … Continue reading

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Glass Dawg Prepares to Open New Windshield Repair Shop

San Antonio-based Glass Dawg is ready to launch its new windshield repair shop branch in Boerne this summer. With top-of-the-line automotive glass services, technicians at Glass Dawg offer auto glass repair and replacement services at flexible rates. Glass Dawg technicians can … Continue reading

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Utah County Woman Stopped with ‘Slightly Obstructed’ Windshield

The Utah County Sheriff’s Office shared a photo of the vehicle that was stopped on SR-198. Other than a few inches at the top of the windshield, the 23-year-old driver’s view was fully blocked. Click here to read more.  

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Driver Crawls Through Windshield to Exit Garbage Truck in Rollover Accident

The ambulance crew was able to remove the windshield of the vehicle and confirm that the driver was not injured. The driver was able to exit the vehicle through the open windshield with assistance from personnel on scene. Click here … Continue reading

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Driver Killed After Debris Crashes Through Windshield on I-15

One person has died after debris crashed through the windshield of a car in Weber County. The incident happened near mile marker 339 around 3:10 p.m. Friday. Click here to read more.  

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Back to Business: Maine Auto Glass Shop Owner Recovers After COVID-19

Norman and Betty Jo Cash are thankful for the support of their auto glass and Windham, Maine communities. “I had a serious bout with COVID, but I’m doing remarkably well, considering,” says Norman, 53. He and his wife, Betty Jo, … Continue reading

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State Farm Reports Average Auto Hail Claims $5,000

Total Auto and Home insurance claims were $2.5 billion in 2021, down from $3.1 billion in 2020. Auto hail claims totaled $480 million. Click here to read more.  

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Mets’ Pete Alonso ‘Thankful to be Alive’ After Car Accident, Kicked out Windshield to Escape

New York Mets superstar Pete Alonso was involved in a “brutal” car accident on Sunday. The first baseman, who was driving in Tampa heading to the team’s spring training, said his car flipped over three times. Click here to read … Continue reading

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Woman Found Dead at Flagg Park Trailhead in Boulder County

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a woman at the Flagg Park trailhead in Boulder County. The Boulder County Communications Center got a call just after 8 a.m. Saturday on reports of a woman “in a … Continue reading

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Investigation into Sydney Bus Driver Who Ploughed Through Windshield-High Floodwater

The footage shows the bus struggling through windshield-height water despite authorities issuing repeated and warnings against such activity when roads are flooded. It is believed no passengers were on board. Click here to read more.  

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How an Alabama Woman Invented the Windshield Wiper

The unsung hero of any vehicle is probably the windshield wiper. It’s not the first feature anyone sees when admiring a car. It doesn’t help the car speed up when a driver wants to be fast and furious, nor does … Continue reading

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Video Shows Flying Ice Chunk Smash Driver’s Windshield

This video posted by Dean Weymouth, who operates Capeway Towing, shows the ice hitting one of the company’s vehicles. Click here to watch video.

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Colwood Woman Reeling After Pickaxe-Wielding Vandal Smashes Car Windshield

A Colwood mother and her family are still reeling after an alleged pickaxe-wielding vandal was chased out of the area after wreaking havoc. At around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Tami Brown heard noises coming from outside. Click here to read … Continue reading

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Rear-end Crash on I-5 Causes Trailer Load to Puncture Windshield

A driver was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a crash near milepost 74.5 on Interstate 5 caused items on a trailer to puncture the windshield of the car behind. Click here to read more.  

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Quebec Driver Injured, Windshield Smashed by Flying Ice

Last week, a 55-year-old driver from Québec suffered injuries after a stray piece of ice flew off an oncoming vehicle and smashed through her windshield. Despite suffering facial injuries, the woman was able to stop her vehicle at the side … Continue reading

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Springs Driver Cited After Failing to Scrape Ice off Windshield, Crashing

No one was injured, but the driver was cited for obstructed view. Police told 11 News the driver was trying to make a turn and the frost on the windshield blocked his view. Click here to read more.  

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Caught on Camera, Man Jumps on Woman’s Car and Breaks Windshield in Alleged Road Rage Incident

Road rage is an issue happening all too often on our Houston highways. Brittnay Wilson said a man recently followed her on I-10 for miles and later broke her front windshield. Now, she wants that man to be held accountable … 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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Driver Hurt When Ice Crashes Through Windshield on Western Quebec Highway

A 55-year-old woman suffered serious injuries when a piece of ice flew off an oncoming vehicle and smashed through her windshield in western Quebec. Police say investigators believe a piece of ice broke off an oncoming vehicle, possibly a pickup … Continue reading

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Frightening Moment an Enormous Spider Runs Across the Windscreen While Teenager Places Order at Drive-Thru

Two women got the fright of their life when they encountered a big spider on their car windscreen. Waitress Saige Rushton, 18, and her mother were at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Laverton, Victoria, when they were confronted with the giant huntsman. … Continue reading

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Large Metal Object Smashes Through Windshield, Hits Man in Face in North Fort Myers

A metal object came flying through a couple’s windshield after visiting a show at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers. The metal object hit the man who was driving, leaving him unresponsive with his foot on the gas. … Continue reading

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What are the Black Dots on My Car’s Windshield For?

Have you ever wondered what those little black dots on your car’s windshield are? You know, the black dots on car windows found around the edges and often surrounding the rearview mirror? These dots on your windshield are quite important … 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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BB Hits Valley Woman’s Windshield in Scottsdale

The windshield of a woman driving home in Scottsdale last week was hit by a BB. The woman was not hurt but the damage totaled more than $1,000. Click here to read more.  

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Ice Flies off Truck, Shatters Windshield and Maine Law Offers No Help

Marsha Garland and her mother were heading to Walmart in Sanford, traveling north in her Toyota Corolla on Route 109, when shards of ice struck their windshield, turning it into a dense spider web of cracks. The impact created a … Continue reading

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Police Say No One was Hurt After Ice Flew Off a Commercial Vehicle and Shattered Windshield

Niagara police are reminding drivers to clear snow off their cars before hitting the road after a chunk of ice smashed through a windshield on the QEW. A photo shared on Twitter by the OPP Highway Safety Division Sunday afternoon … Continue reading

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A New Resin is Coming to Town

The question of whether or not windshield breaks can be repaired in the camera sweep area of vehicles with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) may soon be answered with a “yes.” NOVUS Glass Inc. is awaiting a patent of a … Continue reading

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How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Windshield?

A broken or cracked windshield is one of the most common vehicle repair problems motorists face. According to Insurance Journal, 30% of all automotive insurance claims are windshield-related. Approximately 14 million windshields are replaced in America each year. Drive long … Continue reading

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Falling Tree Hits Windshield and Impales Mother Driving Daughter to Get Ice Cream in Virginia

A Virginia driver en route to get ice cream with her daughter was seriously hurt when a tree fell across the car and a limb shot through the windshield into her abdomen. It happened Saturday, Feb. 19, as she was … 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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Man Drives Two Miles with Fatal Hit-and-Run Victim on Windshield

A driver in New York struck and killed a pedestrian who stayed on the vehicle’s windshield for two miles, police have said. The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office said the victim, an Amazon contractor, had been assisting an employee whose vehicle … Continue reading

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Man Hit by Vehicle with Iced-Over Windshield in Midtown

Tulsa police say a man was scraping ice off of his pickup’s windshield when he was hit by a gray SUV. The driver had an iced-over windshield and didn’t see him. Click here to read more.  

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Weymouth Man Recalls Frightening Moment Tree Crashed Through Windshield

A Weymouth man says he’s lucky to be alive after a rotted tree snapped and crashed through his windshield as whipping winds moved through the Bay State. Click here to read more.  

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Man Accused of Firing Shots into Vehicle Windshield After Argument

Kentucky State Police said an 87-year-old man has been charged in Greenup County after he fired three rounds into the windshield of a vehicle following an argument with another man. Click here to read more.  

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Wave Destroys Windshield of Harbour Ferry in Hamburg

Watch video of a harbour ferry’s windshield getting destroyed by a storm in Hamburg. Click to watch the video.

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For Shuck’s Sake: Windshield Break is a Corny Story

A John Deere tractor came to Wright Implement in Glasgow, Ky., after the tornado that struck Madisonville in December. Replacing the windshield in the tractor was like any other glass job for the company, but it’s what was lodged in … Continue reading

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College Student Says Recent Repairs by City of Houston Caused Tree to Fall, Crush Her Car

The large tree landed on the car roof smashing out nearly all the car windows. A tree branch also pierced a hole in the windshield of the passenger side. Click here to read more.  

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Windshield Cracks May Expose Bigger Issues

My 1998 Toyota Camry developed windshield cracks at the upper corners recently. They grew longer, so I took it to a national chain for a windshield replacement. They looked at it and said they wouldn’t replace the windshield until the … Continue reading

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Runaway Tire Crashes into Windshield of Spring Township Police Cruiser

Officers were monitoring traffic while parked on the median at the 1300 block of Zion Road when the rear driver-side wheel and tire broke loose from a pickup truck traveling westbound, according to a post of the department’s Facebook page. … Continue reading

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Valley Woman Escapes Without Serious Injury After Flying Shovel Pierces Windshield of SUV

Most drivers know objects in the mirror are closer than they appear. But, this object approached pretty quickly! A rogue shovel hit Cheryl Mielnicki’s windshield. Click here to read more.  

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Windshield Does Double Duty as Monitor

The experiment is a monitor that replaces the windshield of a machine. In its CES exhibit, the company showed the idea on a mini-excavator. What might that mean for the operator? Every farmer knows that you want information right where … Continue reading

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Ferrari Reinvents the Windshield Wiper

The Ferrari Daytona SP3 is sleek, hugging the road in a way that instantly connotes speed the moment you see it, whether it’s flying down the main straight of a racetrack or sitting still for a photo shoot. But could … Continue reading

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Tesla Recalls Nearly 27,000 Vehicles for Faulty Windshield Defrosting

Tesla is recalling some 2021-2022 Model 3, Model S, Model X and 2020-2022 Model Y vehicles after tests determined that the cabin heating system can fail if temperatures are below 14 degrees Fahrenheit. This can cause the windshields in these … Continue reading

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How Does a Car HUD Work?

The heads-up display (HUD) is a safety system designed to keep you from taking your eyes off the road by projecting data on your windshield. This way, you don’t have to look down to check information about your trip or … Continue reading

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Family Urges Caution After Flying Ice Shatters Windshield on Interstate in Ohio

A Warren County family is urging drivers to remove hazards from their vehicles before heading out on the roads. Joey and Bella Kleinow were driving on I-71 near South Lebanon on Saturday night when a large slab of ice flew … Continue reading

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City of Bend Uses New ‘Barnacle’ Tool to Enforce Unpaid Parking Tickets

The traditional parking-enforcement “boot” is getting the boot. The city of Bend has implemented a new tool to enforce parking ticket payments. If you have several outstanding parking tickets, you might see a big yellow block stuck on your windshield. … Continue reading

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‘I was Incredibly Scared:’ Belchertown Man’s Windshield Smashed by Ice that Fell off Target Truck

Belchertown resident Joshua Bronson was driving to work on Interstate 91 Saturday when a chunk of ice flew off a Target truck in front of his car and smashed into his windshield, shattering the glass. Click here to read more. … Continue reading

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Cranbrook Woman Lucky to Be Alive After Rock Flies Through Windshield, Exits Back Window

Chelsea Cross says she is lucky to be alive after a harrowing incident last week, when a large rock flew out of the back of a pickup truck and into her front windshield on the highway near Cranbrook. Click here … 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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Windshield Crushed by Snow, Ice from Box Truck Along Route 24 in Massachusetts

A Massachusetts driver says her windshield was crushed by a slab of ice and snow knocked off the roof of a box truck Thursday. Maureen Regan, the driver of a Nissan SUV, says the snow and ice was knocked from … Continue reading

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Florida Man Shoots Out His Own Windows in Road Rage Video

Newly uncovered dashcam footage from a Florida road rage incident shows a man firing a handgun multiple times, shattering his own side window and windshield as he drives. The driver, 30-year-old Eric Popper, is awaiting trial on two felony charges, including … 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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Man Claims His Wife was Killed by Pipe Coming Through Car Windshield

Todd Kendhammer said his wife Barbara was killed in a freak accident when a pipe smashed into the windshield of their car in 2016. A Wisconsin jury didn’t believe him, and he was sentenced to life in prison. Click here … 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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‘Pretty Amazing That I’m Still Here:’ Concrete Falling From Mass. Bridge Smashes Driver’s Windshield

A man staying in Boston while his wife undergoes cancer treatments at an area hospital narrowly escaped serious injury when a chunk of concrete fell from a Somerville bridge and crashed through his windshield as he drove underneath. Click here … Continue reading

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Ice, Snow From Atop Tractor-Trailer Smashes Windshield on I-78 Outside Lehigh Valley

Ice/snow dislodged from atop a tractor-trailer on Interstate 78 smashed the windshield of a car headed in the opposite direction, Pennsylvania State Police report. Click here to read more.  

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Chunk of Concrete Falls from Bridge, Shattering Car’s Windshield in Missouri

A Missouri man was driving to work when a chunk of concrete crashed into his car, according to local media reports. “Something just shattered my windshield,” Steve Yarber recalled to KTVI. Click here to read more.  

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Cherry Auto Glass Founder Dies

Myer Liber founded Cherry Auto Glass 75 years ago and later expanded his successful enterprise to include Dixie Auto Storage and Dixie Auto Leasing. Click here to read more.  

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Ferrari Monza SP2 Does Not Have a Windshield

Video: The rare Ferrari Monza SP2 sports a virtual windshield and no roof. Click here to watch the video.

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CAL Grounds NY Flight in Virginia After Windshield Crack Discovered

Some 111 passengers and crew on a Caribbean Airlines flight from Piarco en route to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York have been forced to land in Virginia after a “technical issue” was discovered on the flight. The technical … Continue reading

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De-icing Your Car’s Windshield

Winter storms and freezing temperatures often lead to thick layers of ice on your car’s glass. No one likes wasting gas waiting for their car to warm up and defrost the windows. So what are your options for de-icing your … Continue reading

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Tesla Cybertruck Walkaround Video Shows the Absurdly Huge Windshield Wiper in Detail

We got the closest look yet at alleged prototype of the Tesla Cybertruck, thanks to a walkaround video posted to an online forum. We get to see a good deal of the vehicle, including its giant windshield and wiper. Click … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Like This Driver: Why You Can Get a Ticket In Vermont for Ice On Your Windshield

The Vermont State Police recently posted a photo on the department’s social media accounts showing a vehicle with a small patch of ice and snow scraped off an otherwise coated windshield. Click here to read more.  

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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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Sheet of Ice Freezes Over Car Window as Arctic Air Mass Moves Into New York

Video: Watch as a sheet of ice freezes over a car window in New York during an arctic air mass reported by the National Weather Service. Click here to view video.  

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Ford Develops Job Aids for ADAS with Glass and Without

Ford has developed three new job aids, two of which are for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. The job aids are intended to assist in ADAS repairs of Ford and Lincoln models. On Target states that information about the new job … Continue reading

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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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Passerby Removes Windshield to Help Two Men Escape Burning Pickup Truck in Jackson County

A passerby helped remove the windshield of a burning pickup truck to enable two men to escape Thursday morning along K-16 highway in western Jackson County, said Sheriff Tim Morse. Click here to read more.  

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Woman Seeks Answers After Pole Falls on Her Car While Driving and Cracks Windshield

A Memphis woman says she was just driving along when a pole fell on her car. Luckily, she was not harmed, but she says it’s been a case of ‘Who done it?’ to try to figure out what comes next. … Continue reading

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Imperial Man Allegedly Breaks Car Windshield in Road-Rage Incident

A 30-year-old Imperial man was issued a summons after he allegedly punched and damaged a windshield on a car following an apparent road-rage incident. The suspect said he punched the windshield because the driver of the car had cut him … Continue reading

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Caught on Video: Ice Falls From I-15 Exit Sign, Shatters Windshield

A driver’s dashcam caught the moment a chunk of ice and snow fell from an overhead interstate sign and shattered the car’s windshield. “It happened in the blink of the eye,” Marcin Karpinski said. Click here to read more.  

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Suspect Shatters Food Truck Windshield After Failed Attempt to Steal Tip Jar

The NYPD wants to find the man who threw a bottle through a food truck windshield and stole $5 from the tip jar in Kips Bay. The suspect was attempting to steal the tip jar when the owner of the … Continue reading

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Newton County Employee in Work Truck Charged in Dec. 22 Loose-Load Incident

KJAS News on Friday confirmed that a Newton County employee, who was driving a Newton County truck, has been arrested and charged for a recent accident which left a Louisiana man in very critical condition. Click here to read more.

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ODOT Worker Completely Unscathed When Icy Tree Smashes Windshield

An Oregon Department of Transportation worker was unhurt after an icy tree fell on top of his pickup truck earlier this week, and his dashcam caught the whole thing on camera. Click here to read more.

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British Airways Jet’s Windscreen Smashed by Block of Ice from Plane Flying 1,000 Feet Above

A British Airways jet suffered a shattered windscreen when a block of ice fell from another plane flying 1,000ft above, causing misery for passengers unable to get back to the UK for Christmas. Click here to read more.  

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Friendswood Woman Nearly Killed When Drill Pipe Crashes Into Windshield along I-45

Gage Martin feels blessed to be alive. The Friendswood woman was nearly killed as she drove along I-45 on Sunday when a large drill pipe came crashing through her windshield. Click here to read more.  

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Windshield of Funeral Van Carrying Body Smashed in Road Rage

A man driving a car has been booked for allegedly smashing the windshield of a funeral van carrying a body near the Lakkar Mandi road crossing in an incident of road rage. Click here to read more.  

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Uber Driver with Leukemia Says Enraged DC Driver Cracked Windshield, Spit on Him

An Uber driver says he was the victim of a road rage attack while driving in Northwest D.C. Friday, leaving him with $1,600 worth of damage to his windshield and making it more difficult to cover medical expenses. Click here … Continue reading

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Woman Suffers Serious Head Injuries After Flying Ice Smashes Windshield

Ottawa first responders reminded Ottawa drivers to properly clear their vehicles after a woman was seriously injured when flying ice crashed through her car’s windshield on Thursday. Click here to read more.  

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Scrap Metal Flies Off Trailer, Piercing Windshield and Killing Driver in Michigan

A 29-year-old woman was killed in a crash after a piece of scrap metal being towed in front of her came loose, and went through her windshield Thursday afternoon. Click here to read more.  

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Photo From Tornado-Damaged Kentucky Home Lands Nearly 130 Miles Away on Indiana Woman’s Windshield

When Katie Posten walked outside Saturday morning to her car parked in her driveway, she saw something that looked like a note or receipt stuck to the windshield. She grabbed it and saw it was a black and white photo … Continue reading

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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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Hamilton Driver Says Windshield Shattered by Rock Throwers

A rock shattered a Hamilton woman’s windshield as she was driving on Monday. Now police are looking for whoever threw it. The incident happened on OH-4 where the road goes beneath train tracks. Roseanna Meagher says it put her life … 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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Windscreen Claims and Cost are On the Rise

With more Kiwis likely to be on the roads this summer, AA Insurance is preparing for more windscreen claims, and the costs that come with them. Click here to read more.  

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Lawsuit Alleging Kia Telluride Windshields ‘Defective’ Continues in California Court

In September 2020, glassBYTEs.com reported on the class action lawsuit filed by Yandery Sanchez against Kia Motors America Inc. The suit continues in court after a second complaint was filed against Kia in August 2021. Sanchez, who lives in Houston, … 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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Tumwater Man Arrested After Allegedly Breaking Ex-wife’s Windshield

A transient Tumwater man was arrested after he allegedly broke the windshield of his ex-wife’s car, and a search by police later yielded glass pipes and suspected methamphetamine. Click here to read more.  

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This Sleek Car Concept Sports a Panoramic Glass Windshield That Opens Up Like a Dragster!

The future is going to be wild, and so will the automobiles in a few decades. While we’ve come across countless concepts that are crazy enough to envision what’s to come, some go the extra mile in making us all … Continue reading

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Three Held for Damaging Windshield of Bus in Cuddalore

Three youth were arrested Dec. 1 for damaging the front windshield of a private bus at Periyakaatupalayam near Cuddalore. Click here to read more.

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Vermont Couple Sharing the Story of a Rock Smashing Through Their Windshield in Collier County

A couple on vacation from Vermont has a story for the ages after a rock fell off the back of a truck and bounced through their windshield on Tuesday. Will and Amaryah Pendlebury say it was a lot to process. … Continue reading

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Video: Phoenix Police Officer Avoids Injury When Bullet Pierces Windshield

A Phoenix police officer avoided injury Wednesday when a teenage suspect shot through the windshield of his unmarked police car, authorities said. The Phoenix Police Department posted a short video clip Friday from inside the car, showing glass shattering. Click here … Continue reading

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Auto Windshield Companies Struggle with Glass Shortages

Shortages are becoming a seemingly popular issue these days, and now if you need your windshield or car door replaced, be prepared to wait months glass is becoming harder to find and more expensive to purchase. Click here to read … Continue reading

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Unsecured Piece of Plywood Smashes Ambulance Windshield

Lakewood police and West Metro Fire rescue are reminding drivers to secure their loads following a close call involving an ambulance. Thursday afternoon, firefighter-paramedics AJ Kallwheit and Chelsea Martinez were driving east on Sixth Avenue near Carr Street when they say … Continue reading

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Woman Arrested for Drunk Driving Breaks Trooper’s Windshield

An arrested drunk driver ended up breaking glass in a state police cruiser. State police said they saw 31-year-old Angela Negron from Columbia driving erratically on Interstate 395 in Montville. Click here to read more.  

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Repair or Replace: Will Robots Decide? Glass Industry has Its Own Solution

Neural Claim System “NCS” is excited to announce the release of our AI based glass damage verification platform. Our AI platform is designed to revolutionize the glass claims process by seamlessly automating damage analysis, part selection and calibration requirements at … Continue reading

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Georgia Mom Pleads with Drivers to Secure Loads after Winch Roller Crashes Through Windshield

A mom in Georgia put a plea out to anyone hauling something on their vehicle after a piece of metal crashed through her windshield. On Monday, Leslie Myers told Channel 3 she was on her way home one afternoon and … Continue reading

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Is Safelite No Longer Servicing Tesla Vehicles?

On the Tesla Motors Club community page, Tesla vehicle owners shared stories last week of challenges getting repairs done. A Tesla Model Y owner in Marietta, Ga., posted about a spider crack in the glass roof that Tesla would not … Continue reading

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Windshield Falls from ASDF F-2 Fighter Plane Over City in Fukuoka

A windshield weighing some 90 kilograms fell off from an F-2 fighter jet of the Air Self-Defense Force when it was flying over the city of Asakura in Fukuoka Prefecture, on Sunday afternoon. According to the Defense Ministry’s Joint Staff … Continue reading

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Ford Offers Helpful Tips with LKS

Throughout the past year, in its On Target newsletter, Ford has conducted a series on its SRS system, Blind Spot Information System and Lane Keep Assist, all of which include helpful information for auto glass technicians when it comes to … Continue reading

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Ford Recalls 5,000 Mach-Es in Canada Over Loose Windshield, Roof

Owners of affected vehicles will have their windshields reinstalled and panoramic roofs glued properly at Ford dealers . . . The first recall (Manufacturer Recall Number 21C22) concerns 3,178 units sold in Canada. On these vehicles, the windshield may not … Continue reading

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Tree Goes Through Car Windshield as Tropical Storm Henri Passes Through Massachusetts

Tree Goes Through Car Windshield as Tropical Storm Henri Passes Through Massachusetts

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Recalls to Keep an Eye On

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued three recalls from Ford Motor Company (Ford), BMW, Newmar Corporation (Newmar), and Daimler Vans USA, LLC (Daimler). Ford Ford recently issued a safety recall for select truck models. According to the … Continue reading

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Glass Evidence: Was A Second Shooter Involved in President Kennedy’s Assassination?

Conspiracy theories about what happened on the day of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination have been in abundance for decades, but an encounter at the Smithsonian led glass consultant Chris Barry to analyze whether a second shooter could have been … Continue reading

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Jack Morris Auto Glass Uses Windshields During COVID-19 Outbreak

Jack Morris Auto Glass, located in Tennessee, found a unique way to protect its customers and employees to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. “We’ve all seen the plexiglass shields at retail stores, but at Jack Morris Auto Glass … Continue reading

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Speedy Glass Canada Created a Safety Measure for its Customers During COVID-19 Outbreak

Speedy Glass Canada (Speedy) created a glass barrier to protect its employees and customers limit the spread of the novel coronavirus in its operating businesses. The barrier, according to the company, can be created from vehicle windshields.

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AGA Wants Clear Answers in Latest Motion to Compel

Auto Glass America LLC (AGA) and its owner, Charles Isaly, filed another motion to compel stating Allstate Insurance Company (Allstate) “needs to provide better answers to AGA’s first set of interrogatories served.” “Defendant [and counter plaintiff AGA], respectfully requests that … Continue reading

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Ford Customer Reports Windshield Sealing Issues

A 2015 Ford Transit owner noticed a gap had formed between her windshield and the vehicle’s frame and made an appointment at Pace Glass, located in Texerkana, Texas. Pace not only fixed the issue, but also reported it to Ford … Continue reading

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CAPA Approves Aftermarket Auto Glass Standard

The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) Technical Committee has approved the CAPA 801 Standard for the certification of automotive glass. The standard—which CAPA describes as the first in the industry for independently produced aftermarket glass—currently applies to windshields but may … Continue reading

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Two Companies Demonstrated How Windshield Glass Could Change in The Future

Corning Glass and Racing Optics focused on keeping windshield strength and integrity through several demonstrations at this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas. Watch as a hybrid windshield with additional technology is tested while a growing industry trend could impact … Continue reading

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Cactus Collides with Windshield

An accidental crash between a saguaro cactus and a windshield left a Tuscan driver with minor injuries—and some jail time. The prickly plant incident happened earlier this week in the Catalina Foothills, Ariz. area. According to the Pima County Sheriff’s … Continue reading

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Court Rules Construction Company Responsible for Man Hit by Rock from its Truck

A construction company will have to pay $4.7 million to a man injured in August 2014 when a rock from a truck operated by the company crashed through his windshield and struck him in the head, causing a skull fracture, … Continue reading

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Volvo Releases Statement for Repair Shops

Volvo recently released a statement that involves what is to be used for windshield replacements on the company’s brand of vehicles. According to the company, it wants only original equipment manufacturer (OEM) auto glass used. “Volvo Car USA LLC requires … Continue reading

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Auto Club Group of MN Changes Program

The Auto Club Group in Minnesota has changed its offer for payment of AGRR claims. The price changes became effective January 1, 2019. Below are portions from the pricing notices that were sent out. Each notice is reflective of the … Continue reading

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An Addition Made to the Campfield v. Safelite Lawsuit

The Campfield v. Safelite suit has gone back and forth in court for years, between additional evidence to rescheduling court dates. In late September, Safelite requested to seal a document in hopes of restricting what information is made available to … Continue reading

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A Proposed Tariff of 25% May Affect Auto Glass

The United States Government has proposed several tariffs that would affect the automotive industry, including windshields. The proposed tariff located in Docket No. USTR-2018-0026 has sparked a general concern from many automotive glass businesses. If passed, there would be a … Continue reading

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NSG Coming to GMC and Chevy Models

Nippon Sheet Glass (NSG) Group’s windshield head-up display (HUD) technology will be included in the 2019 GMC Sierra and 2019 Chevrolet Silverado models. Both vehicles will now have a 3 inch by 7 inch multi-color HUD. According to the company, … Continue reading

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VIN Look Ups

The Vehicle identification number (VIN) can provide a variety of information on a person’s vehicle, which of course includes the type of auto glass. While the 17 digit VIN gives an auto glass technician some knowledge on the vehicle, it’s … Continue reading

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CARCO Adds Windshield Damage Inspections To Fight Fraud

CARCO is adding windshield damage inspection addition at its Florida Site Network. The goal is to identify and prevent fraudulent windshield damage claims from being filed with insurance companies. The new addition aims to help both insured Floridians and insurance … Continue reading

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Colorado Communities Respond To Recent Hail Storm

Last week, Colorado’s hail storm left many with broken windshields. At that time, glassBYTEs.com™ wrote about how slammed the local auto glass repair shops were, but now the community is helping in a different way. The city of Fountain’s police … Continue reading

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SOA Wants Spontaneous Windshield Breakage Lawsuit Settled

Subaru of America (SOA) made another response to claims previously filed in the Lucia Luong and Brian Mann class action lawsuit against the corporation concerning spontaneous breakage. Previously the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California decided not … Continue reading

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Repair Acquisition Methods Back in the News in Florida

Those labeled as “door-to-door windshield-repair marketers” are in the news again after consumer posts on social media sparked concerns about the potential of identity theft. HelloSWFL.com recently ran a story titled “Watch Out! Beware Wandering Windshield Repairmen” warning consumers of … Continue reading

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Florida Bills Requiring Windshield Inspections Die

Two bills introduced in the Florida state legislature that would have required an inspection of a windshield’s damage by an insurer before it’s repaired or replaced weren’t voted on in the current 60-day session, which ended on March 9. In … Continue reading

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Ultra Bond Urges Judge Not to Dismiss Case Against Safelite

The attorneys for Richard Campfield, founder of Ultra Bond in Grand Junction, Colo., urged an Ohio judge not to dismiss his amended complaint against Safelite, according to a recently filed court document. Campfield is suing the company for allegedly utilizing … Continue reading

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Don Cotton Retires from Auto Glass Industry after 40 Years

Take it from Don Cotton, former owner of The Village Glassmith in Needham, Mass., now retiree, “Sell it, or walk away.” That was Cotton’s last piece of advice to auto glass shop owners, as the industry veteran officially closed-up shop … Continue reading

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Arizona Senate Bill Clears First Hurdle

After much discussion, Arizona SB 1155, a bill aimed at strengthening the state’s current anti-steering laws and requiring timely inspections of glass claims, cleared the state’s Senate Committee on Government.  “I come here before you today as someone who’s been … Continue reading

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Autoglass Launches Artificial Intelligence Technology

Autoglass, a vehicle glass repair and replacement company based in the UK and owned by Belron, says it has successfully trialed the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to assess the severity of vehicle glass damage. The company says this can … Continue reading

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Proposal that Would Require Insurer Windshield Inspections Passes Florida Senate Committee

A proposed amendment to Florida legislation that would require an insurer’s inspection before a windshield is repaired or replaced has been cleared by a Senate committee. The bill, which is identical in language to the House bill proposed by Rep. … Continue reading

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Honda: Common Repairs Call for Recalibration; Third-Party Tools Not Yet Approved

Even common repairs on a Honda vehicle require a recalibration of its Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), and, so far, only the auto manufacturer’s tool has been approved for the procedure—something every auto glass technician would be interested in. This … Continue reading

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Proposed Florida Bill Aims to Add Insurer Inspection Prior to Windshield Repair

Florida Rep. Rene Plasencia has proposed an amendment to current legislation that would require an inspection of a windshield’s damage by an insurer before it is repaired or replaced. The bill has been pre-filed in the Florida state legislature, and, … Continue reading

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Plaintiff Files Amended Complaint in Spontaneous Windshield Breakage Lawsuit

Lucia Luong has filed an amended complaint against Subaru of America Inc. (SOA) in the Northern District of California to include an additional plaintiff, both claiming the windshields of 2015 through 2016 Subaru Outback and Legacy vehicles “contain one or … Continue reading

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Subaru Motions to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Spontaneous Windshield Breakage

Subaru of America (SOA) has asked the U.S. District Court in Northern California to dismiss a lawsuit seeking class action status on claims of alleged spontaneous windshield breakage. The June 1 lawsuit was brought forth by Lucia Luong, alleging the … Continue reading

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Glassparency Supports 2017 Auto Glass Week™

Prepare for three action-packed days of education, heated competitions and a crowded exhibition floor this October during the 2017 Auto Glass Week™. Glassparency Products Inc., headquartered in Lindenhurst, N.Y., will be headed to West Palm Beach to show its support … Continue reading

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ADAS: Keeping Windshield Repair and Insurance Costs Low

Auto insurance premiums have seen a surge in recent years—up 21.5 percent since 2012, according to consumer price index (CPI) figures from the U.S. Department of Labor. These stats represent one of the largest increases in a five-year span, second … Continue reading

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Subaru Hit with Class Action Lawsuit over Spontaneous Windshield Breakage

Lucia Luong has filed a class action lawsuit against Subaru of America Inc. in the Northern District of California, claiming the windshields of 2015 through 2016 Subaru Outback and Legacy vehicles “contain one or more design and/or manufacturing defects that … Continue reading

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Denver Auto Glass Shops in a Bind Following Hail Storm

Denver auto glass repair and replacement shops, as well as those in surrounding counties, have been flooded with calls following the major hail storm that ripped through the city on Monday afternoon. Hundreds of vehicles in the area were left … Continue reading

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U.S. Probes Freightliner Trucks for Windshield Wiper Failures

U.S. Probes Freightliner Trucks for Windshield Wiper Failures

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Why Did the Turkey Cross the Road? Experts Weigh in on Turkey, Windshield Accidents

Why Did the Turkey Cross the Road? Experts Weigh in on Turkey, Windshield Accidents

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Panicked Man Struggles to Drive When Monster Anaconda Attacks Car Windshield

Panicked Man Struggles to Drive When Monster Anaconda Attacks Car Windshield

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Mercedes-Benz Issues Recall over Windshield Issue

Mercedes-Benz USA has issued a recall for several models because of a defect that could cause the windshield to separate from the vehicle. Recalled models include 2016 GLE350 4Matic and GLS 450 4Matic,  2017 GLE 400 4Matic, GLE 350 4Matic, … Continue reading

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Arizona Transportation Committee Holds Zero-Deductible Bill

A proposed Arizona bill to repeal the “zero-deductible” auto glass repair and replacement law was on the table for discussion yesterday during the state Senate’s Transportation Committee meeting. However, at the last minute it was held and not discussed, effectively … Continue reading

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Porsche Settles in ‘Windshield Glare’ Lawsuit

Auto maker Porsche has reached a settlement for an undisclosed sum with plaintiffs in a case that accused the company of a “windshield glare” defect in some of its vehicles. In court documents dated September 15, plaintiffs Alyce Rubinfeld and … Continue reading

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Acura Requires Camera Calibration After a Windshield Replacement

Honda requires camera calibration and software-based aiming after a windshield replacement for its Acura models, according to a statement from the automaker. Continue reading

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Reports Surface about Rain Leading to Odd Color of Tesla Model X Windshield

It’s been a tough year for Tesla. Earlier this year, consumers reported visibility issues with the Model X windshield and now reports are coming out about the glass taking on a reddish color after rain. “Is this normal? This is … Continue reading

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Tennessee OSHA Completes Carlex Plant Inspection After Workplace Accident

The death of Catherine White, 51, of Lebanon, Tenn., in a workplace accident at the Nashville, Tenn., Carlex Glass America windshield plant triggered an inspection by the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA). The inspection resulted in the allegation of one citation, which includes two “serious” violations, and a monetary penalty of $9,000, according to the TOSHA report. Carlex contested one of the violations. The incident occurred on January 22, 2016. Continue reading

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Dakotaland Autoglass Expands

Though the winter weather “had been tough on business,” Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Dakotaland Autoglass has been expanding. It has acquired CR Autoglass, picked up a former Guardian distribution center and purchased the Praxair paint distribution business. Continue reading

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Let It Snow: Epic Cold Winter Continues to Drive AGRR Demand

Though the first day of Spring is just days away on March 20, many of us would not know it by looking outside our windows today. From Northern Texas to Tennessee and New England, the ongoing snow blasts continue. Yet again, the Federal Government in Washington, D.C., is closed, and Philadelphia is experiencing the worst winter in more than 100 years. All this means good news for AGRR companies, if their team can get into the office. Continue reading

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Cracked Windshield, Window Film Violation Leads to Capture of FBI Most Wanted Fugitive

Aubrey Lee Price, a wanted man by the FBI, has been resurrected from the dead, all thanks to a cracked windshield and some dark window film. During a routine traffic stop in Brunswick, Ga., the 47-year-old fugitive, who was declared dead about a year ago following an apparently faked suicide, was brought into custody after being pulled over for a cracked windshield and illegal levels of window tint New Year’s Eve on Interstate 95. Continue reading

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