WINDSCREEN DIRT AND SURFACE DAMAGE EFFECTS

It is reasonable to assume that the condition of the windscreen has something to do with the ability of a driver to see through it. One study implies that seeing ability is impaired by scratched windscreens, a second evaluates cleaning methods for improving the wetability of the glass surface to improve the ability to see through it, a third evaluates water repellent materials for use on aircraft windscreens and a fourth concludes from three windscreens that surface damage reduces the perceptibility of objects on the roadway. This study was designed: (A) to obtain a population sample of automobile windscreen surface damage and dirt accumulation, (B) to evaluate the ability to see through the dirt and surface damage in a static and dynamic driving situation, and (C) to evaluate the practicability of resurfacing automobile windscreens.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 7-19
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126333
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM