Now we’re in October, the nights are drawing in and the sun hangs low, especially in the morning and early evening. This can be incredibly dangerous when driving.
Here are 6 top tips from Mark Greening, Driving Expert from GoCompare if the light is disrupting your view.
- Slow down and maintain a consistent speed, leaving extra distance between you and the driver in front.
- Use your sun visor at all times. Put down your passenger one even if no-one is riding with you to provide as much cover as possible.
- The sun can glare through from different angles, even when using your sun visor. Always keep a pair of sunglasses in the car. Better yet, make sure they’re polarised. Polarised glasses are designed to eliminate glare caused by bright lights.
- Take regular rests if driving a long way and allow more travel time to give your eyes a rest if they are straining in the sun. As the sun rises later, if you can delay leaving early in the morning to avoid the low glare this can help.
- Make sure your windscreen is clean and that you have enough screenwash to keep your view clear. Dirt can disrupt your visibility and magnify the glare.
- Don’t forget that other drivers will be experiencing the same issues as you but may not drive safely. Stay alert and be cautious, driving slow to reduce the risk of accidents.