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Is it Illegal to Drive with a Cracked Windshield in Ontario?

As any driver can attest, a cracked or chipped windshield is a common occurrence. Whether it’s a result of a flying rock or some other debris, cracks and chips are not insignificant. More than just a cosmetic problem, driving with a cracked windshield in Ontario can be risky and dangerous.

In fact, a chipped or cracked windshield can potentially compromise the structural integrity of a vehicle. The windshield is actually designed to transfer the force of a front-end collision to the chassis of the vehicle. As well, the windshield keeps the vehicle’s air bag system in proper place.

With a cracked windshield in Ontario, there may be a fine

A neglected windshield crack or chip can minimize the safety effectiveness of a windshield, and make for a dangerous situation in the event of a collision. More than that, a crack or chip will impair driver vision once the damage spreads.

In Ontario, various windshield infractions can lead to fines, even during a routine police stop. At minimum, a ticket could be issued, and if the damage shows as extensive, the vehicle could be ordered off the road (driver visibility impaired).

Other fines for a cracked windshield in Ontario

Windshield visibility is about safety - drivers must be able to see in all directions, including   other vehicles driving both ways. Highway traffic regulations govern driver visibility, and vary from province to province. In fact, a cracked windshield in Ontario may be ticketed differently than other provinces. Hence, drivers need to be aware when operating a vehicle out of province.

Driver visibility also includes windshield wipers

Beyond windshield damage, improper windshield wipers also create visibility problems, and especially so during the winter months. This is particularly relevant for commercial vehicles.

Small crack or not, a windshield should be fixed

For the driver with a cracked windshield in Ontario, it’s better not to consider it an unsightly blemish. Without doubt, a crack or chip will only get worse the longer its left. Ideally, windshield damage should be repaired ASAP. It’s mainly about safety - cracks can impair driver vision and that can be dangerous. If the chip or crack is just developing, then repairs can often be completed in a very short time, and at little cost.

What’s most important, regardless of the damage, is to have the work done professionally – by a shop that specializes in windshield repair. This is not the right time for a do-it-yourself project just to save a few dollars. A professional job will be guaranteed, and a manufacturer’s warranty will be provided. The bottom line with windshield repair, like any automobile repair, is to get it done properly the first time around.

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For most drivers, there's nothing more frustrating than a windshield that has a crack from a chip or some sort of flying rock or other object. Even the smallest stone chips can eventually lead to a long crack when exposed to heat, cold and road vibrations, causing to down the road needing a complete windshield replacement.

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With a considerable amount of experience in the industry, our auto glass specialists are well-trained to handle any and all glass-related auto problems. Because most replacements take 2-3 hours, but can sometimes take longer depending on the make and model of your vehicle, we will assess the situation and give you an estimated time to expect your vehicle to be finished.

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