Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sun Glare While Driving - April 2012

The following relate to the dangers of sun glare while driving and traffic safety in general.  They were derived from our twitter feed (http://twitter.com/SunPosition or @SunPosition) for the month of April 2012 and many contain links to news articles.

Texting while driving plus sun glare, deadly > Third person dies after buggy crash - http://bit.ly/IXvn44

Sun to Blame for Truck Crash on 590 - YNN, Your News Now - http://shar.es/rQiEH

‏RT @ReconGeni: Hi! Anyone have an opinion: Can you "explain the high number of traffic #collisions in the past few days? The weather has been decent."
@ReconGeni: Is there a pattern in terms of time of day and travel direction?
‏@ReconGeni: @SunPosition Yes, they are factors. I've noted collisions involving visibility issues re: sunrise/sunset angles & veh direction
@ReconGeni: Interesting. Plus, cool temps and low humidity add to sun glare intensity near sunrise/sunset.

Sudbury OPP: People let their guard down in nice weather, sun may be factor in Hwy 17 fatality near Markstay - http://bit.ly/HVcrUh

Therefore, not accidents. "@CP24: Alcohol cited as a factor in two GTA accidents - http://bit.ly/HHMhrq"

Buckle up! Don't be a deadly projectile to others in your car. RT @OPP_News: OPP LAUNCHING SEATBELT CAMPAIGN - http://bit.ly/HLG5bW

Pedestrian struck in crosswalk in Fall River. Police: Sun glare was an issue - http://bit.ly/IFEiZB

Just because a driver has passed the required vision test may not mean he or she is safe to drive - http://bit.ly/IpwifJ

Carleton University engineering students develop bicycle crash-test dummy - http://yhoo.it/HyaNeN

Distracted driving video "The Last Text" - http://bit.ly/ab1HPD

Distracted driving is deadly driving - http://bit.ly/HthwWE


This poor guy did the right thing reaching for his sun visor, but car leaves road and crashes - http://bit.ly/HwwHga

Utah teen killed in crosswalk, driver had trouble seeing because of glare from setting sun - http://bit.ly/HTEIKD

Ottawa researchers at Carleton and Algonquin make crash test dummy for bikes - http://bit.ly/I65FMB

Thanks "@ReconGeni: Pls consider #FF @PC99900 @YoungDrivers @youthinpolicing @CarletonSafety @IJOSM @SunPosition @SusanFisherD23"

RT ‏@ReconGeni: Great tip @SafetyGearNews MT: when jogging/cycling at sunrise/sunset wear bright clothing: wear NEON! Dark clothing hard 2c in blinding sun

You too. Looking forward to following your posts. "@ReconGeni: @SunPosition Thanks for following back. Have a good night."

Sun possible factor in deadly crash near Brownfield - Police: Morning sun for e/b traffic can blind you quickly - http://bit.ly/HfpH8X

Bobby Petrino returns to Arkansas practice after motorcycle crash. Recalls concern about sun in eyes - http://usat.ly/I0McsA

Driver in Fatal Bicycle Accident Said Sun's Glare Played a Factor - http://bit.ly/HgZ0By

SUV crashes into parked school bus in Mission Valley, police say glare from sun impaired driver's vision - http://bit.ly/HfBrXQ

Pedestrian hit & killed trying to catch bus in Mesa, driver’s vision possibly obscured by sun - http://bit.ly/HK8j7X

Driver blinded by sun, police investigate car v. school bus crash - http://on.wlbz2.com/HctNNE

Sun behind you can be problem too, car crash with school bus due to sun in rear-view mirror - http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2012/03/car_crashes_with_hamilton_scho.html

Police advising drivers of visibility problems caused by sun after 2 crashes with school buses in 2 days - http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2012/03/car_crashes_with_hamilton_scho.html

Cheers, Ralph

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