When it comes to driving, there are any number of issues that can mess with your standard trip. Even something as small as the position of the sun in relation to your car can really change your drive by impacting your vision. If you’ve ever had to drive while looking directly into the sun, you know how difficult it is. The sun being out isn’t normally a bad thing when you’re driving, but if you drive at sunset, it can definitely cause some issues. This is one of the reasons that times like rush hour are so bad in some areas. On top of there already being a higher volume of cars on the road, drivers have to deal with the sun making it nearly impossible to see anything as they try to get home.
Sunsets are beautiful. The gorgeous colors that dance across the sky are stunning, and you never truly see the same sunset twice. While some may be more bland than others, any sunset where you can actively see the sun is mostly likely going to be beautiful. While this may be distracting, it is important to remember that there are more important things to think while you are behind the wheel at this time of the day. You can always wait to appreciate either this sunset or another until you’re home safe and sound.
If you know that you’re going to be driving in an area that has a dangerous stretch of road in certain lights, there are a few things you can do. Having a pair of sunglasses in the car can help, but those and the visors in your car can only do so much. Try to plan your trip to avoid the times that the sun will be at your eye level. It may seem excessive at the time, but it can really help you out. We can guarantee that you will prefer leaving at a different time to being blinded while you’re actively driving.
If you were in an accident that was caused by the sun preventing you from seeing well, give Wirth Chiropractic a call. While we can’t stop the sun from shining, we can help to stop any pain you may have that was caused by the accident you were in. We know how frustrating it can be to be in an accident that you couldn’t see, let alone prevent, so give us a call and see how we can help you today!