Originally Posted by baba louey
Correct me if I'm wrong but in North America, front windshields are not tempered. If they were then as soon as one got a chip or crack, the whole windshield would crack into little pieces. I was always under the impression that windshields are two sheets of non-tempered glass bonded to a middle sheet of plastic. The non-tempering keeps the window from shattering into little bits (so we can still see out of it) and the plastic sheet keeps the large pieces of glass together so we don't get skewered.
You're right, its not temperred its separated with vinyl:
I couldn't find the right word for it.