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IIHS Semi-Autonomous Testing Unveiled: 13 of 14 Automakers Fail

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) this week unveiled a new ratings system targeting the various semi-automated driving systems found in modern cars, SUVs and trucks. In the organization’s own words, the program “evaluate(s) driver monitoring, attention reminders, emergency … Continue reading

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WATCH: Safari Drive Goes Wrong as Elephant Smashes Car Windscreen

In the video, taken on a South African safari, “an elephant pressed on a car, shattering the windshield, but the occupants were unharmed, highlighting the elephant’s strength and the car’s durability.” Read more on Iol.co.za

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Tesla Fans Blame Four-Year-Old Child For Falcon Wing Door Closing On His Head

Theoretically, owners have been warned, but it’s also completely reasonable to think that Tesla should prioritize making sure that its doors reliably detect when they’re closing on a person or object and stop before it crushes them. And while that … Continue reading

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A Tesla Was No Match for Falling Hail in Wild Video Footage

Video from Bavaria circulating on social media shows a Tesla being no match for a hailstorm as the pellets easily break through the rear window of the car and continue shattering pieces of glass with every falling piece of ice. … Continue reading

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8-Year-Old Boy Dies in Hampton after Climbing out of Car Window, Police Say

An investigation revealed that while driving, the boy climbed out of the car window, onto the roof. He fell off the car and onto the ground, and was airlifted to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Read more on 13newsnow.com

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Deer Crashes into Windshield of Moving Car after Falling from Overpass in Clifton

A driver suffered minor injuries when a deer fell from an overpass above and crashed through his windshield in New Jersey. Read more on ABC7NY.com

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New Cars are Supposed to be Getting Safer. So Why are Fatalities on the Rise?

Roadway deaths in the U.S. are mounting despite government test data showing vehicles have been getting safer. While the number of all car-related fatalities has trended upward over the last decade, pedestrians and cyclists have seen the sharpest rise: over … Continue reading

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Bus Driver Recovering after a Bike Crashes through Windshield

An unexpected accident near 4600 East-West Highway, in Bethesda left a bus driver injured Saturday afternoon. The collision left an unoccupied bicycle lodged through the front windshield of the bus. Read more on WUSA9.com

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Fitchburg PD: Foggy Windows Blamed for Vehicle Wreck

Fitchburg, Wis., police say foggy windows were to blame for a vehicle driving off the road and into an electric pole Thursday night. Officers found a vehicle that crashed into an electric pole after it was reported around 8:40 p.m. … Continue reading

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Tire Goes Through Windshield of Passenger Van on NB I-5 in Lakewood, Killing 2

Two men died after a loose tire went through the windshield of a passenger van on Interstate 5 near Lakewood on Thursday morning, according to Washington State Patrol (WSP). Read more on King5.com

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High Winds Send Tree Through Van’s Windshield in Maine, Barely Missing People Inside

High winds from Tropical Storm Lee sent a large tree crashing through the windshield of a passenger van carrying six people in Moro Plantation, Maine, on Saturday. Read more at NECN.com

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Toddler’s Neck Gets Stuck as Mother Accidentally Rolls Up Car Window

In a viral clip that has amassed 4.8 million views, a mother is seen accidentally putting her child’s life at risk. Surveillance footage shows her baby in the backseat and sticking its head out of the window. The mother is … Continue reading

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Zero Deaths: AGSC, Safety Pros Gather in New York to Build Toward Ultimate Goal

The Auto Glass Safety Council attended the 2023 annual meeting of the Governors Highway Safety Association, which is putting its “Vision Zero” plan into action. Continue reading

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This Hidden Car Window Function in New Vehicles Can Prevent Serious Injuries

A popular TikTok user has explained that many cars come with a secret function that can help prevent drivers from getting their fingers trapped in the windows. The function described by @chequanxiaoqiao uses sensors to detect whether an obstacle is … Continue reading

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What Is Euro NCAP? 2023 Safety Updates, Star Ratings and Crash Test Scores Explained

NCAP, the independent body behind new car crash safety scores, is introducing even stricter rules. The latest 2023 updates demand sensors which will call the police if drivers have mistakenly left their kids in the car. There’s also a requirement … Continue reading

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Two Women Injured in Collision Due to Faulty Windshield Wipers

Following a vehicle/pedestrian collision in the Canadian town of Regina, Saskatchewan, a police investigation determined a 20-year-old man was driving in the rain without functioning windshield wipers. It is believed he drove through a red light and hit the two … Continue reading

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Truck Totaled During Florida Storm After Lightning ‘Blew the Windshield Out’

A truck was totaled when a lightning bolt punched through the windshield. The homeowner was safe inside his Florida home during a severe thunderstorm on July 31. He heard a loud boom in his driveway and saw his truck on … Continue reading

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Ford Recalls 2023 Super Duty Trucks for Window Sensor

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a recall for four models of 2023 Ford Super Duty trucks last month. A safety recall report dated July 21 indicates an estimated 1,339 total F250, F350, F450 and F550 trucks … Continue reading

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Watch: Canada Large Hail Cracks Car Windshield as Storm Hits Parts of Canada

Footage shared online showed a car’s windshield cracked by the hail in Ottawa. Watch the video at Sky News.

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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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Police Seal Off Telford Driveway as Mystery Bang Leaves Holes in Car Window

West Mercia Police said a loud bang was heard and an “unknown object” left two holes in a car window at around 6:20 p.m. Click here to read more.

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Ocala Man Arrested After Throwing Rock at School Bus with Children on Board, Cracking Windshield

A 41-year-old Ocala man was arrested after he threw a rock at a school bus that was transporting ten children. On Tuesday, October 19 around 4:00 p.m., a Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrived on Pecan Road in Ocala in … Continue reading

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Police: Man Smashes Car Window with Bat Outside of Wyandotte Restaurant in Road Rage Incident

Police in Wyandotte are searching for a man who struck a vehicle with a bat in a road rage incident. Click here to read more.

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A Pole Dance You Never Want: Windshield Slows Projectile

A Phoenix, Ariz., woman escaped impalement by a metal pole Thursday while driving on Arizona State Route 51 in Phoenix. As reported by KPNX Action News on Monday, Mandy Poff was preparing to exit Route 51 about 11:53 a.m. on … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Safety Becomes Law in Maryland

Auto glass safety legislation requiring the state to adopt regulations that “meet or exceed” the ANSI/AGSC/Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS) has been enacted by the State of Maryland. The bill was passed by the state legislature in April and … Continue reading

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New York Bill Aims To Make Auto Glass Replacements Consistent

A bill has been introduced to the assembly that will effect New Yorkers in the auto glass replacement industry. The proposed bill, number A01965, outlines safety guidelines to be followed and also provides definitions to ensure general safety. The bill … Continue reading

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Iowa Ready to Ban Texting While Driving

Iowa Ready to Ban Texting While Driving

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Auto Glass Maker Fuyao to Pay $100K for Ohio Safety Issues

Auto Glass Maker Fuyao to Pay $100K for Ohio Safety Issues

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Report: If It Involves Safety, Vehicle Owners Want It

Some in-vehicle technologies are more preferable to consumers than others. If it involves safety, owners usually want it, according to a report from J.D. Power. “Technologies owners most often want are those that enhance the driving experience an safety, which … Continue reading

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