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Municipal governments, businesses, colleges, and parking lot owners across the county began employing a new tool to target parking scofflaws, the Barnacle. A high-tech version of the crustacean that covers a ship’s hull, the Barnacle attaches to the windshield of … Continue reading
A 74-year-old Stamford, Conn., woman was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Stamford on November 21. The crash caused heavy damage to the vehicle’s windshield and horrendous injuries to the pedestrian. “There is no way that the operator of the … Continue reading
A loose horse in Pointe Coupee Parish, La., was hit by a car and landed on the vehicle’s windshield and part of its roof. Read the full story on The Advocate.
Luca de Meo, Renault Group’s CEO, says that the new Twingo aspires to become a “game-changer” as a smaller, budget-friendly city car. The electric “supermini” features a windshield that matches the incline of the short hood, creating the signature single-box … Continue reading
South Korean automaker Genesis’ G1 sports a cab-forward design with a windshield that stretches far forward, resulting in a very small hood but increasing the interior space. Read about it here.
Hernando County, Fla., deputies say one of the boys brought a slingshot on board the school bus. He allegedly passed the slingshot to another student on the bus, who used it to launch a cough drop toward the windshield of … Continue reading
Deputies say the bus was headed for school when a student fired a “gel blaster” gun toward the driver, hitting the windshield. Read more on ABC30.com.
A man was showered with glass and injured after a concrete patio slab hurtled through his windshield while he was driving. Read more on WalesOnline
Prosecutors dropped criminal charges against a man who was arrested for allegedly throwing a brick through the windshield of an ambulance as it was responding to an emergency in Seattle, Wash. Read more on MSN.com
A couple had a scary encounter while driving on a highway in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on October 30, after a huge python suddenly emerged from under the hood of their car. The large snake began slithering across the car’s windshield, … Continue reading
“On impact, I turned away and it went through the windshield, clipped my shoulder, knocked my head, took the roof right off,” said Dan Wronikowski. Read more on Click on Detroit.
Montpelier, Vt., police are investigating after a U-32 school bus’s windshield was shot out Thursday afternoon. Police say the bus, operated by First Student, stopped in East Montpelier near the Agway train tracks just before 3:30 p.m. when the driver’s … Continue reading
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
Kari Hill says shortly after the picture of the giraffe sticking its head through the open sunroof of the car, the giraffe appeared to lose its footing and fell onto the windshield of the Kia Sorrento. The animal then panicked, … Continue reading
Stewart-Haas Racing said the bolts just came out during the course of the long race due to vibrations. They stated, “we had bolts that hold the windshield in place back out over the course of the 500 miles.” Read more … Continue reading
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
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
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
Jeep started offering Gorilla Glass as an option for the Wrangler and Gladiator in 2021 and in 2023 it is standard equipment on all but the base model Wrangler Sport. The main benefit to Wrangler drivers is the windshield’s impact … Continue reading
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
“We are fielding at least 300 calls for repairs a month. And we are far from the only business in the area doing this kind of work,” said Ross Smith, the co-owner of Raleigh Auto Glass. Read more on WRAL.com
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
Ciaran Lee Wootton (26) from Main Street, Newtownstewart in County Tyrone, Ireland, struck and killed Elaine McGarrity (54) in December 2021. Emergency service personnel at the scene remarked on the state of the windscreen driven by Wootton, who later insisted … Continue reading
The Connecticut State Senate recently passed SB 1195, dubbed the driving equity bill, which would establish a number of secondary violations for motorists. If made law, the measure would prohibit traffic stops solely for violations such as one non-working headlight, … Continue reading
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is the latest vehicle manufacturer to be hit with allegations of defective windshields on select models. Three plaintiffs from as many different states now allege the company’s 2016-present Jeep Wranglers and Gladiators contain defects that leave … Continue reading
Apple is seeking a patent for an augmented-reality windshield, according to documentation published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday, May 2. In addition to displaying speed indicators alongside local speed limits, Apple says the windshield also provides … Continue reading
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) is evaluating 2011-2019 Ford Explorers with respect to allegations that windshield trim panels may detach when driving at “highway speeds.” According to documentation filed by ODI, a preliminary … Continue reading
General Motors has been awarded a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a windshield capable of dimming when experiencing excessive glare from oncoming vehicles. When paired with an augmented reality heads-up display (HUD), the system also highlights … Continue reading
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
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
Florida Highway Patrol tweeted about a semi truck’s brake pad crashing through the windshield of a Nissan SUV. No injuries were reported. Click here to read more.
We’ve seen enough water crossings gone wrong to know that even shallow depths can be problematic for low-slung vehicles. And yet, some people are luckier than others and can make it through even with the most unprepared car. At least, this … Continue reading
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.
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
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.
Police said a woman was driving when she lost control and crashed into the median, causing the car to roll over. She was then thrown through the windshield and onto the grass. Click here to read more.
After briefly looking down at the road, he looked back up to see if he could see the tree. That’s when the tree came through the windshield of their 2018 Toyota Tundra. Click here to read more.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
“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.
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.
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.
A motorist was traveling east and passed the parking lot of the Vienna Voluntary Fire Department. Click here to read more.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
The state patrol is looking for any information or witnesses related to the crash, as well as information regarding the steel plate piece including where it was made, shipped to and shipped from. Click here to read more.
The 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
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.
The passenger of a sedan was hit by drywall that went through their vehicle’s windshield. The passenger was transported to Baystate Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Click here to read more.
The unusual incident was caught on camera by a dashboard camera in the trooper’s vehicle. Police are using it as an opportunity to remind drivers that vehicle loads must be properly secured at all times. Click here to read more. … Continue reading
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
A freak snowstorm caused a log to fall right into a man’s windshield in Vancouver, Wash. Click here to read more.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
‘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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Watch video of a harbour ferry’s windshield getting destroyed by a storm in Hamburg. Click to watch the video.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
‘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
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.
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.
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.
Video: The rare Ferrari Monza SP2 sports a virtual windshield and no roof. Click here to watch the video.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
A Trumann man died Thursday night when the wheel from an oncoming vehicle flew off and crashed through his windshield. Arkansas State Police reported the incident happened at 9:43 p.m. Dec. 2 on Interstate 630 East in Little Rock. Click … Continue reading
As the seasons change, weather and road conditions become ever more unpredictable. From thick fog to treacherous snow and ice, driving becomes a challenge as sightlines are reduced and roadways turn slick—making safety top of mind for everyone on the … Continue reading
Nearly three years after Joe Shelton Jr. was killed when concrete crashed through his car windshield while he was driving on I-24, his family is renewing the $10,000 reward for information about the tragedy. Click here to read more.
A 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.
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
Three youth were arrested Dec. 1 for damaging the front windshield of a private bus at Periyakaatupalayam near Cuddalore. Click here to read more.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Tree Goes Through Car Windshield as Tropical Storm Henri Passes Through Massachusetts
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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