Summer is just around the corner, and drivers have a new hazard to worry about. After weeks of worrying about ice on the roads and high winds, it’s time to switch your focus to driving in sunny weather. Most of us love cruising around when there are blue skies above, but driving in bright sunshine can pose risks. Wearing sunglasses when driving can help you to see better on summer days, but it is important to choose the right shades for the job.
Does wearing sunglasses when driving affect visibility?
Wearing sunglasses when driving can either improve or hinder your vision on a bright day. If you have the right sunglasses, they can be incredibly helpful when the glare of the sun is making it difficult for you to see. If you don’t have suitable shades, wearing glasses can make life even more difficult. The everyday shades you buy to go on holiday may be too dark for driving, and it can be dangerous to swap glasses you use for reading or seeing objects at a distance for sunglasses. If you do usually wear glasses, make sure you have appropriate prescription sunglasses. When you’re buying sunglasses you intend to use for driving, ensure that the tint isn’t too dark, and buy products that meet European standards of quality.
Summer road trip safety tips
When the sun is shining, there’s nothing better than embarking on a road trip. If you’re planning some adventures on the tarmac in the coming months, here are some useful tips to help you avoid road accidents:
- Always drive with a pair of suitable sunglasses in the car
- Check the car before you travel
- Make sure you’ve got enough fuel
- Keep your distance from other vehicles if visibility is poor
- Focus on the road and stick to the speed limit
- Use your headlights to make you more visible to other drivers if the sun is low
Claiming for a road accident
If you’ve been injured in a car crash, you may be thinking about making a claim for road accident compensation. To claim compensation, you must be able to prove that your car crash injuries were caused by another driver’s negligence. You can’t claim if you were in an accident because you were going too fast or you failed to look properly before pulling out of a junction. If you’ve been injured in the last 3 years, call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: April 18, 2017
Author: Accident Advice