Vision and Visability
Windshield and other Glazing
- The windshield can be weakened and damaged if it has suffered an impact causing chips or cracks. This damage can impair the driver’s vision, leading to eyestrain and tiredness and increase the risk of accidents.
- Stickers or labels can obstruct vision and increase the risk of accidents.
- If the windshield is not securely and correctly fitted it may lower the rigidity and stability of the vehicle. It may lead to windshield leaks causing damage to the dashboard and even electrical breakdowns.
- If mirrors are damaged or incorrectly positioned, the ability to see and observe will be greatly reduced, therefore increasing the risk of accidents.
- Protruding parts might cause additional harm in the event of a collision with a pedestrian (for instance mirrors may be at the same height as a child's head).
- It may be impossible to clean the windshield with the wipers alone and doing so may reduce visibility by "spreading" the dirt, this will lead to an increased risk of an accident.
- Visibility will be reduced if the wipers are damaged or worn, this will increase the risk of accidents especially if it is raining or snowing.
Windshield Defrosting and Demisting System
- The driver’s ability to see the road will be impeded, leading to eyestrain, fatigue and increased risk of an accident.