Beware of the dangers of low sun when driving

Driving with low sunThis is the time of year (here in the UK) when the sun is low in the sky, just when drivers are commuting to and from work. You can turn the corner and easily be temporarily dazzled by low sun. The UK Department of Transport statistics for 2012 showed that sun glare contributed to 36 fatal car accidents and a further 423 serious injuries. 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 polarised sunglasses ready to hand. Polarised lenses are designed to cut out glare. Keep them in the car and there’s no easier way to do that than with a sunglass car visor clip – available from our accessories section.