Drivers urged to keep a pair of sunglasses in the car
7th October 2022
This is a story we have covered before but always worth revisiting – low sun at this time of the year typically coincides with rush hour in the morning and evening. Blinding sun and road glare while driving continues to play 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 just issued some timely guidance, urging 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”.
What sunglasses are best for road glare?
The best sunglasses to help reduce glare when driving have polarised lenses. Polarised sunglasses are specifically designed to cut reflected glare, especially the harsh road glare caused by sunlight striking a wet road. Polarised lenses can also help improve contrast giving you an improved view.
Good quality polarised sunglasses are not expensive – we have hundreds to choose from, many under £20.
Evolution Bayport (Tortoise)£19.95
But if you take your driving seriously buy a pair of Serengeti sunglasses – widely recognised as the world’s best sunglasses for driving.