As a driver, you know you will face a variety of challenges as you make your way down the road.
It can be difficult enough to deal with other drivers, such as those who don’t seem to care about anyone else. When you add in other factors, including sun glare and bad weather, it’s easy to see why accidents happen.
If you find yourself driving into the sun, there are several things you need to do:
— Use your sun visor. If nothing else, you can use this to block the sun and improve your ability to see the road in front of you.
— Wear polarized sunglasses. Any type of sunglasses will help, but those that are polarized are designed to reduce glare and increase visibility in such conditions.
— Leave yourself plenty of space. There is never a good reason to tailgate another car, but you definitely don’t want to get too close when the sun is in your eyes. This makes it difficult to see what’s going on in front of you, thus increasing the amount of time it will take to stop.
If you find yourself on the road and realize that you can’t see clearly as the result of sun glare, follow these basic tips. In an extreme case, don’t hesitate to pull your vehicle over and wait for conditions to change.
Even if you’re taking steps to avoid trouble, other drivers may not be as cautious. For this reason, you could still be involved in an accident that calls for your immediate attention.
Source: AAA, “Dangers of Driving Into Sun,” accessed Dec. 08, 2016