Why traditional ballistic windows create a threat.
Stopping bullets via traditional ballistic glass systems has always meant placing a fixed and dangerously solid object in close proximity to your head. This is bad news if you are involved side impact collision. Any officer knows that collisions are just as real a risk as ballistic threats. I spent years as a collision reconstructionist detective. It was not until I figured out how to make ballistic glass pose less of a risk to occupants heads in lateral collisions that I considered developing it into a product that I felt safe using. Taking advantage of the breakaway design also allows the window to become an instantaneously portable shield!