Thursday, February 2, 2012

Sun Glare While Driving – Jan 2012

The following relate to the dangers of sun glare while driving.  They were derived from our twitter feed ( or @SunPosition) for the month of January 2012 and most contain links to news articles.

Four injured in sun glare accident in Ulster Park, NY.

@TeamHendrick How much does sun/shade affect track speeds?

Ottawa commuters, beware of low sun week of Jan 30 w/b on e-w streets like Baseline +/- 4:30 pm, and w/b 417 between Woodroffe and Greenbank +/- 3:55 pm.

Toronto commuters, beware of low sun week of Jan 30 e/b Gardiner between Parkside and Jameson +/- 8:15 am.

Driver couldn't see due to sun glare and drove into construction hole.

Sun glare Blamed After Motorcyclist Injured in New Braunfels, TX.

Driver that killed woman in Shaw UK 'may have been blinded by the sun'.

Sun glare causes 5 crashes and major morning backup in Charlottesville, VA.

Police: “Don’t expect that the car driver will always see you...they may have sun in their eyes...".

SUV driver blinded by sun glare runs stop sign, hits school bus, injures 11 in Chambersburg, PA.

Driver blinded by sun glare pulls out in front of tractor-trailer in Rumford, ME.

30 vehicles ensnared in mass crash in Germany.

Crash accused ‘blinded by sun’ in UK.

Even snow plows not immune to black ice. Beware of shaded sections of road > Plow flips over in Milford, CT.

Sun glare possible cause > Man walking bike is killed on West Side in San Antonio, TX.

Another pedestrian fatality due to sun glare and left-turning vehicle > Des Moines, IA.

Sun glare likely cause > Woman killed, husband injured, on pedestrian crossing in Shaw, UK.

Sun glare during left turn possible factor again > Teen pedestrian injured in crash in Aurora, CO.

Sun glare is on list > NY State Thruway Authority: Winter Weather is Here. Practice These Driving Tips.

Lifeguard killed crossing Leduc, Alberta, street 1/2 hr after sunrise. Sun glare being looked at by RCMP.

Update - Woman, 84, dies from accident in Southampton, PA caused by sun glare.

Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle on Bow Trail in Calgary.

Sun glare an issue - low sun this time of year blinds drivers > Pedestrian Fatality Investigation Launched in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Elderly woman hit in Calgary crosswalk.

Police: Woman struck by car in Southampton, PA. Sun glare may be to blame.

1 dead, 1 critical after pickup strikes bikes in Amarillo, TX. Driver was “impaired by the sun”.

Pedestrian struck, killed while out for walk in Knoxville, TN.

Death crash driver in Bristol, UK 'dazzled by the sun'.

Fatal-crash driver blinded by rising sun, jury hears in UK.

Car hit by TRAX train in West Jordan, UT, crossing arms and warning lights working, sun glare may have been factor.

Ohio State student killed in New Jersey crash, sun low in sky at time, driver possibly blinded by sun.

School bus crash in Brookneal, VA, visibility was limited due to the location of the sun.

Motorcyclist killed pulling out in front of car in Louisville, KY, couldn't tell colour of traffic light due to sun glare.

Cheers, Ralph

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