Tips for driving in the sunshine!

Tips for driving in the sunshine!

Summer is just around the corner, as is the return of the excellent weather that we have been longing for. Unfortunately, this weather can also create a hazard if the driver's view is compromised by the glaring sun. This can make your lesson or test even more difficult.

The sun can shine directly into drivers' eyes after sunrise and before sunset, leaving many motorists driving with a glare. This glare can make it much harder to see the road ahead, and potential hazards creating an added risk to drivers. When sun glare is an issue, slow down and use extra caution, especially while driving through school zones.

So how can you protect yourself? Mock Driving offers these tips for motorists when driving into the sun or taking that lesson or test.

Invest in polarized sunglasses – they can help reduce glare.

Utilize your sun visor – it can help to block out the sun.

Leave more following room – when the sun is in your eyes, it can be hard to see what the car ahead is doing. This is one more time when it pays to leave more room between you and the next vehicle.

Drive with your headlights on to increase your visibility to other drivers

Additional tips:

Keep your windshield clean, inside and out

Check your windshield for pitting and cracks

Avoid storing papers or other items on the dashboard

If you are having difficulty seeing the road, use lane markings to help guide you.

Rarely will visibility be perfect while driving, but if motorists know this and make the proper adjustments, you can minimize any additional risks with less-than-optimal visual conditions.

If you need any further tips, the team at Mock Driving are more than happy to help. Get in touch and let us talk!

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