Bob Weber

Motormouth: Government has not adopted new rule for shatterproof car windows

Motormouth: Government has not adopted new rule for shatterproof car windows

Q: I recently saw something online about a new federal standard requires all passenger compartment windows to be laminated shatterproof glass. As a retired first responder (36 years with FDNY), I can recall many times that we had to break a passenger window to remove a victim suffering a medical emergency or a child or even a poor dog in a locked overheating car. Is this true or is it just another internet rumor? If it is true, it would seem that the regulators did not give it complete thought.

L.H., Pompano Beach Fla.

A: It was almost true. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported in April that it was...

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