Glare In Morning and Evening May Require Adjusting Your Driving Habits

You're cautious driving when the rain falls, or after dark, but can too much light ever be a problem? It can be when the sun gets in your eyes, creating glare.

Sun glare is most common in the hours just after dawn, and before sunset, when it hangs low enough in the sky to be seen through the windshield. Not only is the brightness blinding, but the angle of light can catch any dirt or grease on the windshield, making it impossible to see through the glass.

When you are experiencing glare, adjust your driving behavior exactly as you would when driving at night or in inclement weather:

  • Slow down
  • Maintain a longer following distance
  • Turn on your headlights

To cope specifically with glare, be sure to clean your windshield often, and make sure it doesn't have any cracks or chips. Polarized sunglasses can also help eliminate the effect of glare.

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