The sunny side of the street might also be the more dangerous side if drivers fail to take precautionary steps to fight sun glare while driving.
Sun glare is becoming more of a factor this time of year due to the recent start of daylight saving time and the timing of daily commutes.
Drivers who have to drive amid sun glare should follow some tips to avoid being blinded, which could endanger other vehicles or pedestrians.
Those tips include slowing down, flapping down the sun visor and keeping distance between your car and the one in front. The windshield should also be kept clean and unmarred from cracks.
“Rarely will visibility be absolutely perfect while driving,” “But if drivers know this and make the proper adjustments, sun glare risk factors can be minimized, and motorist and pedestrian safety can be maximized.”
Drivers can equip themselves with sun protection by wearing sunglasses that have polarized lenses.
Polarized lenses are commonly used when fishing because they eliminate reflected light off the water — but they can do the same for sunlight reflecting off wet roads and other cars, they even help in colder weather.
“Even though people commonly think of sunglasses during the warmer season, it’s even much more (useful) in the winter season when there’s snow because the glare off the snow can be pretty blinding,” “For health reasons, you’re blocking out the ultraviolet rays to protect your eyes.”
In addition, driver eyeglasses can add an anti-reflective coating suitable for nighttime driving in order to cut glare from wet roads or lights.
“The yellow and brown polarized lenses tend to tend to brighten things up,”
Drivers should strive to get their eyes checked once a year to make sure their eyes are healthy