Friday 22 September 2017

Drivers told to wear sunglasses

Q IT'S glaringly obvious. Road-safety experts have warned drivers – even those with perfect vision – to use glasses.

The advice is aimed at avoiding those blindspots that are being created every day now by the intense brightness of the sun.

Polarised sunglasses are an invaluable aid to avoiding the glare that blocks peripheral areas and causes moments of blindness.

Road safety officer Noel Gibbons also wants drivers to make better use of their visors; to leave more room between you and the car in front; and even though it's brighter than ever, to use headlights.

''We can't change the position of the sun, or the need to travel at certain times, but these are simple steps you can take to ensure you're prepared," he said.

Irish Independent

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