The summer may seem to be a much safer time to be out on the roads, as the days are longer and lighter, the roads are not slippery from ice, snow or rain, and the weather is usually warm. However, one of the problems which many drivers don’t anticipate, and can lead to a Penicuik car accident is the glare from the sun on a bright road. If you are stuck on the motorway, facing directly into the sun, this can make it tiring and difficult to drive for long periods, and can easily cause a Penicuik car accident if you cannot see what is directly in front of you. If you are worried about glare, and want to avoid a Penicuik car accident, here are some tips for staying safe.
- Wear sunglasses. It may be useful to actually keep sunglasses in the car so that you can reach for them whenever the day gets bright or you find yourself facing directly into glare. Wearing sunglasses can protect your eyes as well, so that they are not hurt or easily tired on a particularly bright day.
- Clean the wind shield and mirrors. When you are dealing with glare, any smears and dirt on the wind shield or mirrors can make the problem much worse, and cause the sun to refract in unusual ways.
- Only shield your eyes when you need to. In cars, there are shields to flip down on both the driver’s and passenger’s side to prevent glare getting to you. Remember that these do impede your vision of the road somewhat, and so replace them as soon as you are not using them.
- Take a different turn. If the glare is really getting to you, and is directly in your eyes, it may be worthwhile trying a new route where you can turn off and not have to stare straight into the sun for as long. This can provide relief even just for a little while, which will help you to deal with the situation.
Claiming for a Pencuik car accident
Make sure that you look into claiming compensation if you do have a car accident, and feel that it was caused by another driver rather than through any problem of your own. You can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to our team of friendly, professional advisers about your car accident and get help deciding whether you are in a good position to make a claim for compensation or not.
If you are, then you are under no obligation to proceed, but can be passed over to experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers who can make a start on your claim. These lawyers will work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, and will also work on your behalf, so that you don’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 13th June 2014
Author: David Brown