3000 car accidents a year attributed to low sun

driving with glare from the sun

The hazard to driver’s caused by low sun is well known and new statistics released by the UK Automobile Association (AA) reinforce just how dangerous this is with a reported 36 deaths annually (in the UK) attributed to glare temporarily blinding drivers when the sun is low in the sky, typically when drivers are commuting to and from work. Glare contributes to 3,000 car accidents annually (just in the UK) and is particularly dangerous during the autumn and winter months as the sun sets at the busiest time on roads.

With the low angle of the sun in the sky or reflected off the road surface, even using a driver’s car visor is often useless. The best remedy is to have a pair of polarized sunglasses ready to hand in the car. The polarised lens will block glare especially the harsh glare that results from sunlight striking a wet road. See our Driving sunglasses collection for styles and lens colours ideally suited to driving.

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