Windshield Damage and Driver Distraction

Accidents caused by driver distraction can result in injury and death. Warped, cracked, pitted, or chipped windshields can be a driver distraction. This article provides information about potential distractions and serves as a friendly reminder to eliminate distractions and drive safely.

Top Ten Causes of Driver Distraction

According to an analysis by a Pennsylvania-based insurance company, the top ten causes of driver distraction are:

  1. General distraction/daydreaming
  2. Cell phone use
  3. Outside person/object/event
  4. Passengers
  5. Using non-vehicle devices (headphones, navigation, etc.)
  6. Eating/drinking
  7. Adjusting controls
  8. Using vehicle devices (mirrors, seats, etc.)
  9. Moving objects (pets, insects, etc.)
  10. Smoking

Number Eight: Damaged Windshields

When a windshield damage compromises visibility in any way, it becomes a distraction. Warped, cracked, pitted, or chipped windshields can compromise visibility. When sunlight or the high beams of an oncoming car catch the glass just right, the driver can be temporarily blinded. Blindness is most certainly a distraction for anyone, but especially for someone steering a 1.4 ton moving object!

Windshield Replacement Can Eliminate Vehicle Device Distraction

Whatever the damage to your windshield, it needs to be addressed as soon as possible. If you are not sure whether your windshield needs to be repaired or replaced, consult with an expert auto glass technician. If your windshield needs to be replaced, you can count on us for expert replacement. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Eliminate driver distractions and stay safe.