Do you have a cracked windscreen? Do you understand all the risks in which a cracked windscreen could bring to your day to day life? No worries. We’re here to help you understand everything from the laws and regulations, to the safety risks of having a chipped or cracked windscreen. When driving with a chipped or damaged windscreen you need to be aware of all risks, concerns and regulations.
How Serious is a Cracked Windscreen?
The windscreen of your vehicle needs to be kept in a good state. A windscreen does a lot more than just guarding you against the wind. An undamaged and intact windscreen is vital for good vision when driving. If you obtain a cracked windscreen, it may obscure the view for the driver, increasing the risk of an accident. Even the smallest of scrapes and chips can cause large sums of reflection and glare when driving.
How do I Stop a Small Crack From Spreading?
If you notice a small crack or chip in your windscreen, its best not to ignore the problem. This is possibly the worst thing you could do. The chip won’t fix itself.
If you were to go over a speed bump too fast or hit a pothole, this may cause the crack or chip to spread, causing a larger issue. Repairing the chip/crack sooner than later will save you both time and money. Another thing to note is that if the chip does get too big you may even have to have the whole windscreen replaced which will cost a pretty penny. It is not advisable to fix a windscreen yourself, as you may make the issue worse, therefore, you will need to go to a professional.
Is it Prohibited to Have a Cracked Windscreen?
Driving with a broken windscreen can be taken as a driving crime. This will be due to the fact that you are using a vehicle when it is not fit to be used. If you’re driving with a damaged windscreen and have an accident, then this could mean that you’re charged with a serious driving offence for having a chip or crack. The accident could be at your fault, due to the reason that you’re driving with a cracked windscreen.
Will my Car Fail its MOT if I Have a Cracked Windscreen?
The answer is yes. Your car could fail if you have a cracked windscreen. If there is damage of 40mm in, your windscreen anywhere your car will definitely fail its MOT.
We hope that this blog has been informative and helped you understand the importance of getting your windscreen repaired. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us on 01525 375 050 or visit our contact page.