An improved windshield with a special, thin, plastic inner surface attached to the inner surface of a three layer windshield similar to those used in the United States minimizes lacerations from occupant impact to the windshield during a collision. The plastic coats the sharp edges of the broken glass preventing or minimizing laceration. It was evaluated by comparing its laceration performance with that of a standard windshiled in simulated barrier crashes at velocities up to 65 km/h. No lacerations resulted from impact to the Securiflex Windshield at Barrier Equivalent Velocities up to 65 km/h. Substantial laceration resulted at velocities above 20 km/h with the standard windshield. It is concluded that the Securiflex Windshield essentially eliminates lacerations in the particular vehicle involved at velocities up to at least 65 km/h. /Author/

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 221-244

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148754
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #760807 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM