Dealing with the sun’s glare while driving

On Behalf of | Feb 21, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

While driving is a fun activity for many, the reality is that it can be dangerous. At high speeds, there is little room for error, and any distraction can result in an accident.

One of the less talked about distractions is the glare from the sun. This can cause annoyance and can even temporarily blind the driver. So, what’s the best way to combat this? Outlined below are a few things to consider.

Utilize your visors

Most vehicles are fitted with visors that sit just above the driver’s head. Often, these visors aren’t utilized, but they are there for a reason. They can’t stop the sun’s glare altogether, but they can help to prevent it from coming into direct contact with your eyes.

Wear appropriate sunglasses

It’s perfectly legal to wear sunglasses while driving, and it’s often advisable. Make sure your glasses offer UV protection and are not too dark so that your vision is further impaired. An appropriate pair of sunglasses can’t block the sun’s glare completely, but they can help enough so that you do not become distracted or temporarily lose your vision.

Think about braking distances

As stated, no measure can completely block the sun’s glare, but you can improve your safety. Ensuring that there is enough distance between you and the car in front will mean that you have enough time to brake before impact should the need arise.

You can only control your own actions and not those of other road users. If a driver has been negligent and collided with you, then you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Seek some legal guidance to find out more.