Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sun Glare While Driving - June 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).

Elderly are affected by glare more so than others > "Glare of sunset caused motorcyclist to crash" - http://bit.ly/MELDKv

Bad looking sun angle > "Elderly pedestrian struck by e-bike on Dundas Street West" - @CityNews Toronto - http://bit.ly/MRZVb7

@SafeDriver: Have you ever thought how your driving actions may mentally affect other people, including passengers? http://bit.ly/KKy4qQ
> @SafeDriver Your question reminds me of the old joke, "I hope I die peacefully, not screaming in terror like grampa's passengers".

Cumbria death crash driver 'never saw cyclists’. Driver: 'Sun appeared to be sitting right on the top of the road' - http://bit.ly/Mxlko8

Certainly possible > "wondered if the driver was blinded by the sun" in Adelaide & Brant fatality, Toronto - http://bit.ly/KO2Qze

Be prepared for bright sun on eastbound Toronto streets around 730 am these days. Peds and cyclists can be hard to see.

Drivers, cyclists and peds beware, sun lines up with Toronto e-w streets +/- 7:30 am this time of yr - http://bit.ly/KwgM5y

@OperationSLives Thanks for the Follow. Looking forward to reading your tweets.

Plus bright sun & deep shadows > Question of bus driver’s sightlines key in trial: The StarPhoenix, Saskatoon - http://bit.ly/KQowM5

Cheers, Ralph

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