Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sun Glare While Driving - August 2012

The following relate to the dangers of sun glare while driving and traffic safety in general.  They were derived from our twitter feed ( or @SunPosition).
Be extra careful when sun is low. Sun glare caused crash that injured Vancouver bicyclist, police say -
Morning sun factor in pedestrian death: Omaha World-Herald -
If distracted driving is an issue worth addressing, so is distracted walking: Washington Post -
@TPSChrisBoddy I wore seatbelt b4 it was law. In my tiny '72 Fiat 128 it just felt like right thing to do :)
Council candidate, blinded by late evening sun, hits pedestrian -
Sunny mornings/evenings esp. dangerous for peds & cyclists. 4 crashes in Vancouver in 2 hrs. -
Bright sun + frosted windshield, fatal combo. Vehicular homicide charges in Winona ped death -
Don't assume you're safe in a crosswalk. Pedestrian killed by driver blinded by setting sun -
RT ‏@drummond17: Three weeks left till Back to School...great time to start thinking about reminding your kids about traffic/street safety. Make it a priority
RT ‏@RoadSafetyBC: To drivers that make eye contact with a pedestrian crossing the road - Thanks! Means Safer crossing and less hesitation
Sun Glare Dangers - Spring and Fall Commutes -
> RT ‏@ReconGeni: Sun Glare: 1 factor I consider in collisions investigated re: 'Spring & Fall Commutes' MT:
> @ReconGeni Thank you kindly for the favourite, Geni. Wow, that was quick.
> ‏@ReconGeni: @SunPosition That was an excellent post & certainly relevant 4 my line of work. The autumn commute is coming! Much appreciated, Ralph ;o)
> @ReconGeni My pleasure. Thank you for your kind words.
Man’s ‘I need to quit texting because I could die in a car accident’ text ends with car accident -
Palmer Man Points to Sun Glare in Trash Truck Collision -
Pregnant woman, children rescued from ravine in Brush Prairie WA after driving off road due to sun glare -
Distracted walking becomes hard to ignore - Vancouver Sun -

Cheers, Ralph

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