While we can’t do anything about the position of the sun in the sky, we can at least clean our car windscreen both inside and out every week. This is worth doing because a dirty windscreen can make it even more difficult to see in the low sun when driving in the morning or late afternoon.
Glare is often cited as a reason for road traffic accidents and drivers can minimise glare by wearing sunglasses. Always keep a pair in the car. But if you can’t see the road clearly, the best thing is to slow down and keep an eye on the vehicle driving behind to make sure the driver can still see you.
If the sun is behind your vehicle, this means it could impair the visibility of those motorists heading in the opposite direction. Because of this, bear in mind that they might not be able to see you and motorists behind you, or the road markings separating the traffic.
Drivers are also advised to ensure they have enough water and screen wash to clean away grime that is often highlighted by the sun. Also, keep in mind that the sun can dazzle through the car’s mirrors, so you should be prepared to dip them when necessary.