Drunk drivers, cell phones, congested traffic – there are countless factors that contribute to accidents. In addition to these manmade hazards, Mother Nature dishes out a few threats of her own. Sun glare can be particularly dangerous because it blinds drivers long enough to cause severe and potentially fatal accidents.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to minimize your risk of getting in a sun glare-related crash:
- Clean your vehicle’s windows;
- Get new wiper blades;
- Use visors and sunglasses;
- And slow down.
Sun glare can be particularly dangerous when drivers act negligently. If you were injured by a reckless motorist in Georgia, contact the Crosson Law Group, L.L.C.
Ken Crosson is a car accident lawyer in Marietta who can gather evidence and handle settlement negotiations on your behalf. You may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical bills and other damages.
Call 678-909-0770 to schedule a free initial consultation. You can also visit http://accident.usattorneys.com/georgia/ to learn more about injury claims in Georgia.
Here are four tips that can help you avoid sun glare while driving:
- Clean Your Vehicle’s Windows
Window grime can take sun glare to the next level, so be sure to wash your vehicle’s windows regularly. The American Automobile Association recommends that you use a household glass cleaner. For tinted windows, apply a mixture of white vinegar and water.
Always use a mild soap and a soft cloth for washing windows. The improper tools or technique can cause scratches, which can further contribute to sun glare.
- Get New Wiper Blades
Many drivers underestimate the importance of properly functioning wiper blades. These are not only life-savers in the rain, but they can also clean up spots that reflect sun glare.
If there is damage to your wipers, change them. Tears will mark the glass whenever you use them, reducing your visibility.
- Use Visors and Sunglasses
Your car’s visor will protect your eyes from the sun for most of the day, but sun glare can still be a problem in the early morning and later afternoon. At these times, wear polarized sunglasses.
- Slow Down
If sun glare is blinding you, it is critical that you slow down immediately. However, do not slam on your brakes because the driver behind you may also be blinded by the sun. If you have trouble seeing ahead, then keep your eyes on the white line on the side of the road.
If you were injured by a negligent or reckless driver, contact the Crosson Law Group, L.L.C. As a Marietta accident lawyer, Ken Crosson can evaluate your crash, talk to witnesses, structure your claim, and handle settlement negotiations on your behalf. If your case goes to trial, Mr. Crosson has the litigation experience to find success in court.
Our office is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 678-909-0770 to schedule a free initial consultation.