Let’s just say it wasn’t your typical Monday, but nothing is ever typical at CIG.
We have a vision. Working on CDOT’s Click It or Ticket campaign, we want to create a public display that showcases the often deadly consequence of not wearing your seatbelt — a windshield ejection. If you’re starting to think of mannequins, crash test dummies and smashed cars, then you’re starting to see our vision.
We needed to procure some vehicles for our display, so Nick and Sam visited a junk car yard, in search of the perfect crashed vehicle.
We also learned some valuable insight — smashing a vehicle’s windshield is actually extremely difficult (which makes the fact that a human could be ejected through a windshield during an unbuckled crash that much more terrifying). We were told your run-of-the-mill hammer wouldn’t do it, and even a sledgehammer might not be enough. If you really want to break through a windshield, you’ll need an axe. Or, if you happen to have one handy, a forklift should get the job done.