Just because the summer months are in the past doesn't mean the sun won't shine until next year. In fact, sun glare is often a bigger problem during the winter months, especially when there is snow on the ground.
Dealing with sun glare when driving is easier said than done. There's more to this than putting down your sun visor and hitting the road.
Here are five tips you can use:
- Wear polarized sunglasses, as these lenses are designed to reduce glare
- Don't leave anything on your dashboard that could enhance glare
- Use your headlights to make it easier for other drivers to see your vehicle
- Leave more following space, as you may need more time to react to slowing or stopped traffic
- Use lane markers to see where you are on the road
You should never expect visibility to be perfect when driving, as there's typically something making your life more difficult. If it's sun, you need to take extra caution, as neglecting to do so increases the likelihood of an accident.
Even if you have the perfect system in place for dealing with sun glare, you shouldn't expect this of other drivers. There are many people out there who never consider the impact of sun glare on their safety.
If you're injured in an accident related to sun glare, pull to the side of the road, call 911 and wait for help to arrive. As the responding officer figures out what went wrong, you need to receive medical treatment.
As time allows, file a claim with your insurance company, learn more about the cause of the crash and take action to hold the negligent party responsible.