Ralph Bouwmeester @SunPosition 2013-08-26
Port Fairy, AUS - A woman dazzled by sun glare who crashed into two Port Fairy cyclists, causing them life-changing injuries, has been fined $1000 and lost her licence for three months.
Julie Watson, 41, of Macarthur, pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court to careless driving.
The court heard the GP was with a group of six riders which had set out about 6am for a regular morning ride in the Port Fairy district.
About 7am they were riding back into the town two abreast in an 80km/h zone on Regent Street.
Travelling at 50km/h, Watson’s car struck Ms Hulin and Dr Sutherland from behind after she was suddenly blinded by dazzling sunlight.
Omaha, NE - Let's take a look at some ways to reduce sun glare while driving and we will start with your visor.
Of course you flip it down when the glare gets bad, but try to push it forward as high as you can while still blocking the sun. That's because you need to be able to see signal lights up ahead just as much as the vehicles
Some visors have mini-visors that slide out from the inside. These are designed to fill gaps that might occur if the sun is coming in from a different angle.
There are many types of aftermarket visors that you can buy and they can reduce a lot of glare without completely blocking your view. Most are adjustable in a number of ways and you can still see through them because they are made out of tinted “see through” plastic.
In Australia, every day - whether it is sunny or cloudy, and despite the season - we are exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Most of the time we don't even realize it, considering UV rays are invisible to the eye. However, just as sun can damage your skin (burning, wrinkling, skin cancer and premature aging) it can be just as nasty on your eyes.