Stop Sun Glare

May 20, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Driving off into the sunset might be romantic in the movies, but on city streets and highways, the glare from the sun can be dangerous, even deadly.This time of year, the angle of the sun can be blinding. Take extra care to minimize your danger. Visors are your first line of defense. Sunglasses, especially polarized ones, are also helpful.

Dirt on your windshield can make sun glare much worse, so keep your windshield clean.

But Consumer Reports says don't use high-gloss vinyl cleaners on your dash, a shinier dash worsens the glare.

Consumer Reports says turning on your headlights is another way to fight sun glare. It won't help you, but other drivers will be able to see you better despite the sun the their eyes.

And finally, when the sun's hitting you the wrong way, you want to back off! Leave plenty of room between you and the car in front of you in case you have to stop suddenly.


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