The windshield is part of the structural integrity of the vehicle, and protects occupants during an accident, especially a rollover accident. It supports the roof and pillar area. With this in mind, it is very important to be sure that no corners are cut during the replacement process. If a windshield is installed improperly, it could fall out of the vehicle during a collision and allow the occupants to be ejected.
It is a violation for any person to drive or move, or for the owner or his or her duly authorized representative to cause or knowingly permit to be driven or moved, on any highway any vehicle or combination of vehicles which is in such unsafe condition as to endanger any person or property.