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What can you do to reduce glare?

On Behalf of | Feb 14, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

In order to drive safely we must be able to see. The behavior of others as well as shifts in the time of day have the potential to impact this.

Glare is a significant problem at nighttime, but it can still affect drivers during the day. In severe circumstances, glare can cause a road user to be blinded temporarily, which makes a collision extremely likely. Thankfully, there are some ways to counter this issue, as outlined below.

Oncoming headlights

The headlights of other vehicles can be startling, particularly if they catch your eye when on the high beam setting. You can’t control what another driver is doing, but you can adapt your response. Be careful not to look directly into the headlights of an oncoming vehicle. This is likely to startle you and impair your vision for at least a few minutes. If your vision is impacted for even a second, you are in danger of being caught up in a collision. By shifting your gaze slightly to one side, you avoid direct contact with headlights, which could help to protect you.

Utilize eye protection

The sun is the most powerful light source out there and it has the potential to produce glare, resulting in temporary blindness if catching your eye. Wearing sunglasses can reduce the impact on your eyes. In fact, there are many types of anti-glare glasses out there, which will help to keep you safe while driving.

The roads are full of distractions and bright lights are at the top of that list. Your vision is pivotal to your safety and it is important to remember this. Sadly, some accidents are unavoidable and if you have been injured in a crash, there are legal options available to you.