Has your car got a chipped windshield? If you’re driving with a chipped windshield, you could be putting yourself and other drivers at risk.
Dangers of driving with a chipped windshield
You may think that a tiny chip in your windshield won’t cause any problems, but you’d be wrong. Even a small crack can increase your risk of being involved in a road traffic accident. Your windshield enables you to see out of the car, but it also provides protection. If you’re driving with a chipped windshield, there’s a higher risk of severe car crash injuries if you go into the back of another car, you roll your vehicle or you are in an accident, which results in you being ejected from your seat. Once you’ve got a chip, it’s also very likely that the crack will get larger, increasing the risk of danger.
Staying safe on the roads
Every time you get behind the wheel, there’s a risk that you’ll be involved in a car accident. Even if you’re a brilliant driver, you never know what is going to happen when you’re on the road. Next time you plan to hit the open roads, bear these tips in mind:
- Pay attention to speed limits
- Always wear your seat belt and check that your passengers are belted up as well
- Keep your car in good condition and check your tyres, windshield and oil level before you set off
- Take extra care in adverse weather conditions
- Reduce your speed if visibility is poor
- Watch out for cyclists
- Give vehicles around you space and time
- Never drive if you have been drinking alcohol
If you’ve been involved in a car accident and you were injured by a negligent driver, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to claim car crash compensation. If the accident happened in the last 3 years and you can prove that you were not to blame in any way, call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. You may be able to claim road accident compensation if another driver was speeding or they were over the legal drink-drive limit, for example, as this would represent an accident for which you were not liable. Call now to find out more about how to claim no-win, no-fee* compensation and get an idea of how much your car crash injury claim could be worth.
Date Published: May 9, 2017
Author: Accident Advice