Driving into the Sun
Although the scenery may be beautiful, your pleasant drive can be compromised when you are driving into the sun. There are measures that we can take to minimize the intensity of the sun’s glare. So, let’s look at a few facts.
Right after the sun rises and sets, its glare can often provide difficulty for a driver to adequately see. The glare produced can create serious hazards which add to your risk. It becomes more difficult to see potential hazards. Good quality sunglasses can help a lot. But, you still need to slow down.
So, what should we do when driving into the sun? I just said it, Slow Down. Use your sun visor, and take extra care. Lane markings can also help you in dealing with this issue. By making the necessary adjustments, you can cut down on the potential risks when situations like glare provide for less than optimal conditions. This is especially true in school zones. So, we provided a few tips for handling situations where you encounter sun glare. Because it is possible for sun glare, when harsh enough, can cause a degree of temporary blindness. You can also check out our blog, Driving In Low Visibility.
Tips for Sun Glare
– It helps to keep your windshield clean.
– Having good quality polarized sunglasses also helps.
– Leave more room between you and the car in front of you.
– If you don’t have Daytime Running Lights, drive with your headlights.
We discuss driving into the sun in our Online Defensive Driving Course
The above article is provided by the American Safety Institute, which offers both online courses and classroom courses in defensive driving. ASI courses are available and state approved in four states. Plus, ASI meets all the requirements for a three year auto insurance discount, which givers a substantial discount to drivers who complete the course.