With spring on the way the sun is rising earlier. So, if you are making an essential journey, being dazzled by the sun can be a major and potentially risky distraction.
Even though there are many tools that can help protect drivers and riders from the glare, they often get overlooked. So IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standard Richard Gladman has these useful tips on how to stay safe on the road when the glare of the sun is at its peak.
Richard said: “By keeping the screen clean and your view shaded where possible, you will give yourself the best chance of staying safe. If you are wearing sunglasses, bear in mind that the protection they offer will be magnified by any tinted windows make sure you can still see properly out of the side windows and remember to keep them clean – it’s amazing how distorting a build of residue from handling can be. Be ready to take them off in tunnels or shaded areas but keep them close to hand.”
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