Did you know you can get a ticket for having a cracked windshield?
It’s true. There are several laws in Canada that cover windshield condition. If you have a cracked or otherwise damaged windshield, a police officer may issue anything from a notice, an order to repair, a ticket, or even an order removing your vehicle from the road.
These regulations all have to do with driver visibility. In Alberta and Quebec, for example, you may get a ticket or fail a vehicle inspection if your windshield has “cracks or blemishes more than 12mm in diameter in the area swept by the wipers.” In British Columbia and other provinces, there aren’t any specific regulations other than the driver’s vision can’t be impaired in any way.
Regardless of the laws, you should always repair or replace damaged auto glass as soon as possible. Not only could cracked windshield glass, rear glass or side glass impair your ability to see the road clearly, it also compromises the structural integrity of your vehicle and leaves you and your passengers vulnerable in an accident.
We use the best auto glass repair resin in the world, so our repairs leave your glass stronger than it was before, and they’re also nearly invisible to the naked eye, so the repair won’t obstruct your vision.