Sunglasses for driving in low winter sun
Low sun in the winter months typically coincides with rush hour in the morning and evening. Blinding sun and road glare while driving plays a significant role in car accidents – nearly 1 in 30 are directly attributable to dazzling sun, resulting in 491 severe road accidents (killed or seriously injured) in 2021 (just in the UK). The AA has recently urged drivers to always keep a pair of sunglasses ready to hand in the car. Sean Sidley from the AA said, “Glare, when the sun is low in the sky, is more likely to be a problem at this time of year. Always keep sunglasses within easy reach when driving. You may need to use the sun visors, so keep them free from objects”.
The best sunglasses to help reduce glare when driving have polarized lenses like every single model we sell on the website. Polarized sunglasses are specifically designed to cut reflected glare, especially the harsh road glare caused by sunlight striking a wet road. Polarized lenses can also help improve contrast giving you an improved view.