Safe In 60: Beware Dangers Of Sun Glare During Your Commute
COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah – This is the time of year when the sun is at just the right angle to make visibility difficult during peak commute times.
Just after sunrise and just before sunset can be a dangerous time to be on the road. If you find yourself driving in the direction of the sun, the glare can be blinding. Here are some things to remember to keep you and others safe on the road.
- Slow down and leave more distance between you and the car in front of you.
- Wear polarized sunglasses if possible to help reduce the glare.
- Take everything off your dashboard, especially light-colored items, as they reflect the sun.
- Make sure the front windshield is clean, inside and out, and free from cracks.
- Drive with headlights on to be more visible.
- If possible, choose an alternate route that doesn’t drive directly into the sun, or leave 30-45 minutes earlier or later to avoid the most dangerous times.
If you are driving, walking or riding a bike with the sun at your back, remember that drivers have a hard time seeing you. Pay close attention, and drive, walk, and ride defensively during those dangerous times.
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