Posted by jonckie in November 25th 2011
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.
We would like to share the above informative clip from Springbok legends and commentators Kobus Wiese and Ashwin Willemse!
Six Shatterprufe® facts that could save your life
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Shatterprufe® prevents the vehicles roof from caving in
Inferior windscreens will pop out in an accident situation. Shatterprufe® windscreens are designed to say in place, which prevents the roof from caving in. This safety feature assists to prevent occupants in the vehicle from being crushed. Shatterprufe® provides up to 30% of the vehicle’s strength.
4. 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.