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 (http://twitter.com/SunPosition 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. http://bit.ly/AqJaB4
@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. http://www.thespectrum.com/article/20120127/NEWS01/120127004/Crews-pull-truck-from-hole-Dixie-Drive
Sun glare Blamed After Motorcyclist Injured in New Braunfels, TX. http://bit.ly/y65Nls
Court hears how pensioner was struck by dazzled driver. http://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/news/9497332.Court_hears_how_pensioner_was_struck_by_dazzled_driver/?ref=twtrec
Driver that killed woman in Shaw UK 'may have been blinded by the sun'. http://shar.es/foMRa
Sun glare causes 5 crashes and major morning backup in Charlottesville, VA. http://bit.ly/zzwGzg
South Shields UK pensioner denies careless driving. http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/north-east-news/evening-chronicle-news/2012/01/24/south-shields-pensioner-denies-careless-driving-72703-30188418/#.Tx7Y3GuEmDk.twitter
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. http://bit.ly/AxU0iW
Driver blinded by sun glare pulls out in front of tractor-trailer in Rumford, ME. http://bit.ly/zfwZ2p
30 vehicles ensnared in mass crash in Germany. http://bit.ly/w93Bep
Crash accused ‘blinded by sun’ in UK. http://bit.ly/yYC7YX
Even snow plows not immune to black ice. Beware of shaded sections of road > Plow flips over in Milford, CT. http://bit.ly/wIwGvo
Sun glare possible cause > Man walking bike is killed on West Side in San Antonio, TX. http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Man-walking-bike-is-killed-on-West-Side-2589311.php?referer=twitter
Another pedestrian fatality due to sun glare and left-turning vehicle > Des Moines, IA. http://dmreg.co/w4LI4i
Sun glare likely cause > Woman killed, husband injured, on pedestrian crossing in Shaw, UK. http://shar.es/WRD2n
Increase in deaths and injury for pedestrians on headphones. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-headphone-fatal-study-20120116,0,1394759.story
Sun glare during left turn possible factor again > Teen pedestrian injured in crash in Aurora, CO. http://on9news.tv/wL4BRd
Sun glare is on list > NY State Thruway Authority: Winter Weather is Here. Practice These Driving Tips. http://bit.ly/xX9f9c
Lifeguard killed crossing Leduc, Alberta, street 1/2 hr after sunrise. Sun glare being looked at by RCMP. http://bit.ly/xfLCRc
Update - Woman, 84, dies from accident in Southampton, PA caused by sun glare. http://bit.ly/yokhU8
Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle on Bow Trail in Calgary. http://bit.ly/zpPw6V
Sun glare an issue - low sun this time of year blinds drivers > Pedestrian Fatality Investigation Launched in Lethbridge, Alberta. http://bit.ly/xEzYhV
Elderly woman hit in Calgary crosswalk. http://bit.ly/w0Ze33
Police: Woman struck by car in Southampton, PA. Sun glare may be to blame. http://bit.ly/wIpSjf
1 dead, 1 critical after pickup strikes bikes in Amarillo, TX. Driver was “impaired by the sun”. http://bit.ly/yWpC1y
Pedestrian struck, killed while out for walk in Knoxville, TN. http://bit.ly/x5AZY7
Death crash driver in Bristol, UK 'dazzled by the sun'. http://bit.ly/xDQy9T
Fatal-crash driver blinded by rising sun, jury hears in UK. http://bit.ly/wIgo0x
Car hit by TRAX train in West Jordan, UT, crossing arms and warning lights working, sun glare may have been factor. http://bit.ly/w2R4cb
Ohio State student killed in New Jersey crash, sun low in sky at time, driver possibly blinded by sun. http://bit.ly/zcgxvY
School bus crash in Brookneal, VA, visibility was limited due to the location of the sun. http://bit.ly/ytccGb
Motorcyclist killed pulling out in front of car in Louisville, KY, couldn't tell colour of traffic light due to sun glare. http://bit.ly/vkmRRV