A windscreen is either fitted right or wrong – there is no path down the middle! As we head towards the December Holidays it is important to check that your windscreen is correctly fitted and that it is the genuine Shatterprufe windscreen.
Six Shatterprufe® facts that could save your life:
- Shatterprufe® enables the airbag system to function effectively:
Inferior, ill-fitting windscreens pop out on impact. This results in the airbag flying out of the window resulting in the passenger being crushed against the dashboard. Shatterprufe® provides a solid area for the airbag to deploy effectively thus protecting the occupants of the vehicle from serious injury.
- Shatterprufe® prevents projectile objects from penetrating the windscreen:
Shatterprufe® uses original equipment specifications when it comes to glass thickness and quality. Shatterprufe® also only uses virgin vinyl – beware of windscreens containing recycled vinyl. Recycling and using recycled goods may be the “green” thing to do – but not when your life is at risk.
- Shatterprufe® prevents the roof of the vehicle from caving in:
Inferior windscreens will pop out in an accident situation. Shatterprufe® windscreens are designed to stay in place, which prevents the roof from caving in. This safety feature assists in preventing occupants in the vehicle from being crushed. Shatterprufe® provides up to 30% of the vehicle’s strength.
- Shatterprufe® keeps passengers in the vehicle in the event of an accident:
Inferior, ill-fitting windscreens will pop out in an accident situation. Passengers are then at risk of being flung out of the vehicle, having the vehicle roll over them and crushing them in the process.
- Shatterprufe® prevents your head from going through the windscreen:
Inferior, non-Shatterprufe® windscreens will shatter, resulting in sharp shards of glass flying through the air or remaining jiggered on the windscreen. Some non-OE manufacturers use recycled vinyl. This is a lethal combination. In an accident situation, occupant’s heads can penetrate the windscreen resulting in severe lacerations to the face and head. Severe blood loss can be fatal.
- Distortion can damage your eyes:
Inferior, non-OE windscreens often are distorted, which causes eye fatigue whilst driving. Driving with a distorted windscreen during the day or night can cause optical distortion – causing objects to look closer or further away from you.