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


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


Police: “Don’t expect that the car driver will always see you...they may have sun in their eyes...".
http://bit.ly/z6qT4v

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


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



Cheers, Ralph

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