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Avoid accidents caused by excessive sun glare

Drivers in Colorado may encounter dangers when they least expect them. While many people think that a clear day is not a likely time to encounter problems with poor visibility, sun glare can present a major danger on the roads, especially during the morning and afternoon rush-hour drives. This is particularly dangerous when the visibility issues created by bright sunlight combine with negligent or distracted driving. However, people can take steps to protect themselves while driving facing the bright rays of a rising or setting sun.

Sunglasses can help drivers to avoid the glare and protect themselves. While they won't eliminate the beams of the sun's rays, they can reduce their impact and also protect vision from the damaging effects of UV. It can be a good idea to store a pair of sunglasses in the car in case of visibility issues. The built-in sun visors in a vehicle can also be an important first line of defense against excessive sun glare. The visors can be adjusted to block the most glare possible. Because they are built-in equipment, they are designed not to block a driver's view of the road ahead.

Shifting a driver's commute a few minutes earlier or later can make a big difference when avoiding the brightest part of the day. It's also important to avoid tailgating, which could cause devastating car accidents. Bright sunlight may reduce drivers' reaction time, so they should leave extra room between their cars and those ahead.

People can take action to protect themselves in any kind of conditions, but unfortunately, they cannot prevent other drivers from behaving negligently. When people are hurt in a car accident due to someone else's dangerous driving, they might work with a personal injury lawyer to pursue compensation for their damages, including medical bills and lost wages.

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