Impaired Vision

Depending on where its situated, the windshield
crack may cause an obstructed view of the road or
the driver's surroundings. No matter where the crack
is, it is likely that a driver will looks at that spot to
navigate through traffic. Cracks in the windshield can
be large enough to cause a blind spot. Since reaction
time is of the utmost importance while driving, a blind
spot can cause you to strike another car, an animal
or a person crossing the road.

Airbag Deployment

When an airbag deploys, particularly a
passenger-side airbag, it strikes the windshield in
many models. If a windshield is cracked, it may not
be strong enough to withstand the sudden impact of
the airbag from inside the vehicle. If the windshield
fails, the airbag may not deploy properly, and the
passenger could sustain unnecessary injuries.  A
driver should consider the airbags broken if the
windshield is cracked in some vehicles.

Structural Weakness

The windshield can compromise the structural
integrity of the vehicle's cab if it is cracked.
Windshields are designed to fit tightly into place and
reinforce the stability of the car's roof. The windshield
and rear window play an important role in supporting
the roof of a vehicle. If an automobile is involved in a
crash and rolls onto its roof, a cracked windshield will
make it easier for the weight of the car to collapse on
the seating area and the people in those seats. The
thick windshield glass, without a crack, helps to
reinforce the roof so that it stays in place when more
force is added to it.

Additional Restraint

Seat belts are the primary restraining device in a car,
but an un cracked windshield could serve as a
backup. Should a seatbelt fail to work properly, or if a
driver is not wearing one, the windshield acts as a
barrier to keep the driver or passenger's body from
being thrown out of the car. The chances of survival
in a crash are significantly less when someone is
thrown from a car,
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