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Is Driving With a Cracked Windshield Illegal in Alberta?

Driving with a cracked windshield is never safe but did you know, in Alberta, it could also leave you with a hefty fine? Save yourself the cost and risk of danger with our efficient on-site and mobile windshield repairs and replacements. 

Your windshield is one of the most important safety features of your vehicle. That’s why it’s crucial to ensure that your auto-glass is in good condition AT ALL TIMES. Ignoring the need for a windshield repair can have serious, and sometimes life threatening, consequences.

These include:

  • increased risk of injury to you or your passengers during an accident
  • decreased visibility while on the road
  • the need for a costly and full windshield replacement in the future.

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At Diamond Glass, our clients’ safety is our number one priority. That’s why we offer a range of affordable and quality on-site or mobile auto-glass services including windshield repairs and replacements to get you and your family safely back on the road.

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Did You Know You Can Get a Ticket for a Cracked Windshield in Alberta?

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 a notice; an order to repair; a ticket and fine; or an order removing your vehicle from the road.

The reason for this is Alberta's regulations covering driver visibility. For example, in Alberta, drivers can be ticketed for a windshield that has ‘a crack that is more than 12mm in diameter, within the area swept by the wipers’ and, in some cases, the fine could be up to $500!

Remember: Opting for an immediate windshield repair or replacement can save a driver significant time and money down the road.

Why You Should ALWAYS Repair or Replace Your Damaged Windshield

Regardless of the laws, you should always repair or replace damaged auto-glass AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Not only could a cracked windshield, rear glass, or side glass impair your ability to see the road clearly, but it also comprises the structural integrity of your car and leaves you and your passengers vulnerable in an accident.

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To find out more about our affordable auto-glass services, including windshield chip repairs and full replacements, contact our Calgary office today at 403-568-7086 or fill in our online contact form.

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