As the days start to get shorter, there is a good chance that you’ll be on the road as the sun rises in the morning or sets at night. Furthermore, as the sun’s angle gets lower in the sky, you may be more vulnerable to driving during periods of extremely bright or low light. Fortunately, there are many ways to prevent the sun from ruining your next journey on a North Carolina road or highway.
Keep your windshield clean
Dirt, dust and other debris can scatter sunlight, which can reduce visibility. In most cases, you can keep your windshield clear by spraying it with fluid as you drive. You may also want to wash your vehicle regularly to reduce the volume of contaminants that you have to deal with.
Use sunglasses or a visor
Wearing sunglasses may substantially reduce the amount of glare that you have to contend with while driving during the fall and winter seasons. You may also want to consider wearing a hat or using the car’s visor to help reduce the risk of being blinded by the sun. If possible, consider planning a route that allows you to avoid driving directly into the rising or setting sun.
If you have trouble driving during periods of bright or low light, it may be best to simply wait until conditions change. This may mean commuting to work later in the morning if possible or holding off on driving to dinner until after the sun sets. In the event that you have to travel early in the morning or late in the evening, be sure to increase your following distance and decrease your speed. Taking these steps will give you more room for error and reduce your risk of causing a motor vehicle accident.
If you’re hurt in an accident, you may experience serious injuries that make it difficult to live a normal life. However, in the event that the crash was caused by a negligent driver, you may receive compensation to recoup the cost of medical bills and other losses.