Blog Description - A collection of media articles and tweets highlighting 1) the dangers of sun glare while driving, 2) the issue of shadowing due to urban development, and 3) random fun sun facts.
Blog Purpose and Disclaimer - This blog compiles and shares public interest stories in an effort to educate and raise awareness. Sources, credits and links are provided for articles and images, and it is my belief that this blog complies with the fair dealing exception in Canada's Copyright Act. However, if you wish your item removed, simply ask.
Cheers, Ralph Bouwmeester
Unreal photo Sue. https://t.co/YNT0YREkIQ— Ralph Bouwmeester (@SunPosition) December 4, 2019
"It's hogwash. It's a temporary fix in an attempt to mask the fact they're not providing enough enforcement, and the city is not building us safe streets," @theBicyKyle says handing out reflective armbands to pedestrians shifts the blame. Here's a clip, more tonight @CityNews pic.twitter.com/YmFvBAhaHU— Tina Yazdani (@TinaYazdani) November 23, 2019
Response from @JohnTory’s office: “The Mayor has repeatedly stressed everyone must do their part to stop these preventable deaths & injuries but that the primary onus rests with drivers in powerful steel vehicles.” Full statement ⬇️ Response from @marksaunderstps coming shortly. pic.twitter.com/7CoD3b3Gk5— Tina Yazdani (@TinaYazdani) November 24, 2019
Amen. Anything that improves visibility is a good thing - and will save lives. Kudos to @TrafficServices.— Ralph Bouwmeester (@SunPosition) November 24, 2019
I do agree but sadly, esp in recent times, common sense, well you know the rest of the saying.— DevinP26 (@DPRacing26) November 24, 2019
Well said Tim. Couldn’t agree more.— Ralph Bouwmeester (@SunPosition) November 26, 2019
No major injuries in collision between Adventure Charters bus and sedan https://t.co/hDN2OIh6sO— Ralph Bouwmeester (@SunPosition) November 30, 2019
And how would you re-name PST?— Keith Maxwell (@MaxontheCoast) November 3, 2019
Aside from that, I’d rather see Standard and Daylight Saving Time renamed Winter and Summer Time like they do in UK and EU.— Ralph Bouwmeester (@SunPosition) November 3, 2019
The study day doesn’t line up with the equinox day though... wonder if the shadow models account for that!— Jason Tsang (@jasontsang) September 22, 2019
eg September Equinox 2019 will be at 3:50 a.m. (Eastern daylight time) on Monday, September 23
Equinox and solstice dates vary by a day or so from one year to the next. The 21st is simply the traditional date used in shadow studies. Even then, sun angles change a bit from year to year.— Ralph Bouwmeester (@SunPosition) November 26, 2019
Sorry to hear that. Hope you were OK.— Ralph Bouwmeester (@SunPosition) October 17, 2019
Like I said in my blog post, #Torontohenge is nice to look at, but no fun driving towards.
Or walking and tripping over stuff...— Ralph Bouwmeester (@SunPosition) October 17, 2019
Exactly. Know your vehicle. Not all tail lights come on automatically. DRLs alone don’t cut it. #RoadSafety— Ralph Bouwmeester (@SunPosition) October 31, 2019
‘Shipwreck' tower could be the tallest in the Czech Republic - Construction Canada https://t.co/lcofdIswJq— Ralph Bouwmeester (@SunPosition) October 9, 2019