Be ready for sunstrike
Sunstrike can happen at any time during the day or at any time of the year, but is most likely during sunrise or sunset when the angle of the sun is low, and particularly in the winter when sunstrike is more likely to occur because the sun is lower in the sky.
To avoid a crash follow these guidelines:
Be prepared for possible sunstrike when driving at sunrise or sunset, especially when turning or driving towards the sun.
Keep your windscreen clean, inside and out. Dust and grime on the windscreen can make the effects of sunstrike much worse.
Wear sunglasses when driving with the sun in your eyes or have sunglasses ready at your fingertips
Use your car’s sun visors to block the sun.
If you experience sunstrike, it may be best to pull well over and wait for a few minutes until your eyes adjust or visibility improves.
Be careful if snow has fallen and the sky is clear – sunlight shining on snow can cause ‘‘snow blindness’’, which produces effects similar to those of sunstrike.