Monday, June 8, 2015

Sun Glare While Driving – May 2015

The following relate to the dangers of sun glare while driving, and traffic safety in general. They were derived from our twitter feed @SunPosition


Read our weekly news summary “Sun Glare and Driving” at:   http://paper.li/SunPosition/1376354290


Preventing Sun Glare Accidents | Staver Law Group

We all know that weather like sleet, snow, and rain can cause dangerous road conditions, but few people take into account just how dangerous sun can be at certain times of the day. If you have ever driven around sunrise or sunset, you probably have experienced the temporary blindness while driving caused by sun glare. It should be no surprise, therefore, that sun glare contributes to many accidents every year…

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> Leigh Buchan ‏@lives2talk: @SunPosition Hi Ralph! Past week definite sun glare obstacles every where!

> @lives2talk Hi Leigh. Best keep your shades handy and visor clear.


Sunshine glare leads to Venice two-vehicle crash | 10 News Staff, WTSP

A two-vehicle crash in Venice, Florida Saturday morning has left a 59-year-old Sarasota man with severe injuries.

Florida Highway Patrol reported that a 26-year-old Venice woman crashed her late-model Honda Civic into a stopped vehicle on Tempest Harbor Loop near River Road.

The driver of the first vehicle was driving eastbound on Tempest Harbor Loop when he parked his car in the eastbound lane. The driver then exited his vehicle to retrieve something from the trunk.

The female driver also driving eastbound reported that she had the sun's glare shining in her eyes preventing her from seeing the stopped vehicle ahead of her. She then collided with the other driver and crashed into his car…

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Another 'left turn + sun glare' crash >

No charges filed in vehicle-pedestrian collision | fosters.com

ROCHESTER — No charges will be filed in a vehicle-pedestrian accident that occurred Tuesday, May 13, according to Rochester Police Sgt. Michael Brinkman.

Rochester Police and Fire departments along with Frisbie EMS responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Dreyer Way in Rochester involving one vehicle and one pedestrian, according to a press release from the police department.

Initial investigations revealed that a 2014 Toyota Camry, operated by Sean Morales, 35, of Rochester, was turning left onto Dreyer Way when it struck Patricia Quigley, 64, of Rochester. Quigley was crossing Dreyer Way when she was struck. She suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Frisbie Memorial Hospital to be treated.

Police Lt. A.J. Bossi said in an e-mail that Morales would not be charged with any crimes because further investigation revealed the accident was caused by the glare of the sun on the Camry’s windshield.

"This was a very low speed incident, and the distance was very short from the turn to the point of impact," Bossi said in an e-mail. "And there was an extreme glare from the sun as soon as the operator made the turn, which quickly obstructed his vision. Both the driver and the pedestrian could have been charged with offenses, but it did not appear to be warranted based on the totality of all the circumstances."

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Sun glare thought to have affected pedestrian's vision >

Suffern woman hit by car on Wayne Avenue dies | The Journal News

SUFFERN – A 69-year-old village woman who died after she was hit by a car on Wayne Avenue has been identified as Claire Horskey, Suffern police said Saturday…

Police accident investigators were trying to determine how the fatal crash occurred. Sun glare may have hindered Horskey's ability to see the oncoming car, Long said…

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Driving pet peeve: Cars that cut into the gap you leave to cars ahead of you. Saw this way too much this long weekend.


Cyclist in ICU following bicycle-truck crash; sun glare a factor | NJ.com

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CLINTON TWP. - Witnesses say limited visibility caused by sun glare was a contributing factor in a collision between a tractor-trailer and a bicyclist at the intersection of Routes 618 and 629 on May 19.

A 2015 Peterbilt tractor-trailer driven by Edward Stilip, 72, of Ocala, Fl. was heading north on Route 629 at 7:25 p.m. when the accident occurred. Township police say that as Stilip attempted to turn left onto Route 618, the tractor-trailer turned into the path of bicyclist Anthony Blekicki, 25, of Whitehouse Station, who crashed into the truck...

Stilip also told police sun glare was a factor in the accident, police say…

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Unless those bags are filled with popcorn, you knew this wasn't going to end well.

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Deputies: Driver, 80, blinded by sun glare before hitting 2 bicyclists | KGW.com

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BATTLE GROUND, Wash. – An 80-year-old driver was blinded by a sun glare when he crashed his SUV into two men riding bicycles north of Battle Ground on Wednesday afternoon, sheriff's deputies said…

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Cheers, Ralph

2 comments:

  1. Though you often get to hear accidents caused by Sun glare but I am not quite sure how they can happen. The windshield is manufactured in such a way to prevent such incidents. I asked this from my cousin who works with a DUI lawyer and he was clueless too. Unless you aren’t having windshield in front of you, it’s quite difficult to get distracted by sun glare.

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  2. Sun glare can actually be made worse by a dirty or pitted windshield. Smoke film, condensation, and frost also.

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