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The dangers of driving with a cracked windshield

Spring is a popular season in Pennsylvania. And while many drivers prefer it over winter, it still comes with many risks. If you’ve only lived here a few years or your entire life, you know that Pennsylvania gets its fair share of severe weather conditions this time of year.

Due to these circumstances, motorists should make sure their car windshields are reliable and secure to protect them from any dangers they could face. In fact, Pennsylvania law requires motorists to replace their windshields if the crack is too severe.

Is it dangerous to drive with a cracked windshield?

It depends. If the crack is small, drivers may not get harmed as easily. However, it’s still a good idea to fix these cracks as soon as possible. Even minor damage can weaken a windshield’s structural integrity.

If your vehicle’s windshield shatters or exposes sharp glass, you should deal with these matters immediately. If you don’t, any of the following could harm you or your passengers:

  • Light or heavy rain
  • Strong winds
  • Hail
  • Debris from the road or other vehicles
  • Shards of glass
  • Objects that could fall off of large trucks

It’s best to get it fixed sooner rather than later

Fixing your windshield may be the last thing you want to worry about, especially if you’re in a tight spot financially. However, paying to fix it now can cost you a lot less than if you get into a crash with one.


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