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Unfortunately for quality agr shops we are forced to compete with poor quality and cheap pricing, unsafe installs, no regulations on installs all you need is a bussiness licence and a fax machine and your an approved insurance network shop..... now the sad part, several people have been injured and killed and crippled due to poor installations and nothing will change until some senator's or congressmens relative gets hurt....by the way a so called shop in my area tells customers its ok to drive after he is payed, he has no shop and is a "preffered" network shop and advertises windshields $69.00 and up......
now the sad part, several people have been injured and killed and crippled due to poor installations and nothing will change until some senator's or congressmens relative gets hurt....by
Can you document this? Where is this happening?
There has been a couple of law suits, one in colorado where the windsheild flew out as well as the driver he was crippled and one in hawai a rental car I believe it was a rollover and it to didnt stay, and just recently one of my competitor"s employes rolled a ford ranger w1317 and the only thing left was the moulding and he hurt his neck from the roofcrushing to far I saw the truck 0 retention
you need to get a contact within the state patrol in your state and start getting officers trained to notate retention in rollover accidents. i don't think glass retention is a part of accident investigations yet.
Good point Joe. We are currently trying to get just such a program started in our area.
Also, you can watch for pictures of accidents in your local newspaper.
We saw one just the other day that killed a woman and the windshield was nowhere to be scene, but you could clearly see that the mouldings were still attached to the vehicle, although very bent and mangled. The vehicle had rolled once according to the article and the investigation said she was patially ejected thru the driver's side window despite wearing her seatbelt. I believe the vehicle was a ford pickup (dw1099 era) so there were no side or curtain airbags, and perhaps not even a driver side airbag.
But I am still curious where the windshield landed or went.