When driving into bright sunlight, you should use sunglasses and your vehicle sun visors for safety. What else are you advised to do? Check all that apply. When driving into bright sunlight, you should use sunglasses and your vehicle sun visors for safety. What else are you advised to do? Check all that apply.

  • A. Leave your windscreen dirty to block out some of the sun

  • B. Turn your lights on

  • C. Slow down, or pull over until visibility improves

  • D. Drive on the far left of the road

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    The correct answer is C
     
    You shouldn't leave your windscreen dirty as it will refract the light, and you need to be aware that using your windscreen washers if you're suffering sunstrike will temporarily make your visibility much worse until the windscreen is cleared of water.
     
 
 
 

When can sun strike or sun dazzle occur?

Sun strike or sun dazzle is when the sun is low on the horizon and your sun visors are not low enough to prevent it from getting into your eyes. When it is on the horizon, blocking the sun can mean blocking the view of traffic ahead, too, which makes it dangerous.

Shorter drivers are at more risk of experiencing sun strike because the sun visor is less effectively placed.

Common times when sun strike occurs are: