5 Easy Ways to Safely Drive on Sunny Days
Each day, we depend on the sun to give us light and help our plants grow. We also love our sun for giving us healthy doses of Vitamin D and warding off depression. However, too much sun can be dangerous, and not just because of skin cancer. Sun glare can be a major problem when we drive since it seriously cuts down on visibility. Here are five ways to help you combat sun glare so you can see the road ahead.
Use the Visor in Your Vehicle
Almost every vehicle on the road is outfitted with flip-down visors, and they usually take care of the sun glare problem. Depending on the position of the sun or your height, it might be worth buying a visor extender, which you can easily find online or in big box retailers.
Wearing dark sunglasses is also an easy way to continue driving on extremely sunny days. Schedule an eye exam and talk to your optometrist about making you a pair of prescription sunglasses.
Keep Your Windshield Clean
Driving with a dirty windshield makes the problem of sun glare even worse. Regularly wash your windshield inside and out for optimal clarity.
Go Slow and Easy
During times of serious sun glare where you can’t see your surroundings, the best thing you can do is take your time. Try your best to follow the lines on the road and give yourself extra space between you and the vehicle in front of you.
Avoid Driving at Sunrise or Sunset
We know that life goes on and you have a schedule to live by, but if possible, try to avoid driving during the hour after sunrise or before sunset when sun glare can be especially difficult to deal with.
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