Glass America’s new website, a foundation in its instructional support, features video clips of proper and improper windshield installations along with information on original equipment glass and a brochure about safe windshield installations. These features are part of Glass America’s continued support to vehicle owners and the insurance industry in efforts to create an awareness and understanding of safe industry standards.
“We fully understand that much of the world acquires needed information from the Internet today so we realized our website needed to be updated and redesigned for easier use and a more pleasant web experience”, said David Rohlfing, President and CEO of Glass America.
The Glass America website reminds drivers that the windshield on a car provides a significant amount of strength to the structural support in the cabin of a vehicle and that it is a vital part of the safety restraint system in a car. In a front-end collision, the windshield provides up to 45% of the structural integrity of the cabin of the vehicle and in a rollover that number can be up to 60%. The windshield also keeps the roof from crushing a driver in a rollover, allows the airbags to deploy in the correct position to cushion passengers, and prevents passengers from being ejected in a serious collision.