Early morning commutes and end-of-the-day trips share one thing in common: The sun is low in the sky, which can make driving difficult. The glare from the sun can even be intensified as the sunlight is reflected off buildings, other vehicles and even the pavement. If there’s mist or fog on the road, the glare can be even worse.
How do you stay safe when the sun is all but obscuring your vision? Here are some tips offered by AAA for drivers:
If you have some leeway in your schedule, pay attention to the direction you’ll be heading and the time of the day before you go. If you can’t pick your travel time, give yourself a few extra minutes so that you won’t be rushed and can give the vehicles on the road plenty of space.
Despite all your efforts, you can’t do much about other drivers — and not everyone is safety-minded like you. If you’re involved in a serious car accident due to another driver’s reckless or foolish behavior, find out how you can hold them responsible for your lost wages, medical bills and more.