When most people think of dangerous winter driving conditions in the Midwest, they think of snow and ice. While those are always a hazard, sun glare can also be a dangerous condition commuting drivers will face.
In the winter, the sun sets during the evening commute when the roads are the busiest with people driving home from work and school. Sun glare can make it extremely dangerous for drivers to see the road. Following these simple tips for driving with sun glare can prevent injuries and accidents on the road.
- Slow down and leave room between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.
- Take a different route to your destination. This may take longer, but trees and buildings can help block the sun’s glare.
- Utilize your visor to help block the sun.
- Wear sunglasses to help reduce glare.
- Keep your windshield clean to help keep your line of vision clear.
- Focus on the lane markings to guide you if you cannot clearly see the road.
Rarely will conditions be perfect for driving, but if motorists are proactive and make the proper adjustments, they can minimize any additional risks that come with less-than-optimal visual conditions.
But in the event that you or a loved one is injured in an accident due to a driver’s negligence, Hupy and Abraham is here to answer your questions. Call 800-800-5678 or start a live chat anytime at Hupy.com to speak with a member of the firm.