When it comes to driving, there are an infinite number of things that can alter your standard trip. Even something as small as the position of the sun in relation to your car can really mess with your trip by impacting your vision. If you’ve ever had to drive directly into the sun, you know exactly what I’m talking about. The sun being out normally isn’t a bad thing when you’re driving, but if you drive during sunset it can definitely cause an issue. This is another reason that things like rush hour are so bad in some areas. On top of there already being more cars than usual on the road, you have to deal with the sun making it nearly impossible to see anything as you try to get home.
Sunsets are beautiful. This isn’t something that very many people will argue. The incredible colors that can paint the sky are immaculate, and you never truly see the same sunset twice. While some may be more lackluster than others, any sunset where you can actively see the sun is probably going to be stunning. While this may be distracting, it is important to remember that there are bigger things to think about if you’re behind the wheel during 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 bad stretch of road when it comes to the sun, there are a few things that you can do. Making sure that you have sunglasses in the car can help, but those and the visors in your car can only do so much. Trying to plan your trip to avoid the times that the sun will be at your eye level may be beneficial, even if it seems excessive at the time. We can guarantee that you will prefer that to being blinded while you’re actually driving.
If you were in an accident that was caused by the sun shining in your eyes, give Wirth Chiropractic a call. While we can’t stop the sun from causing you more trouble in the future, we can help to stop any pain the accident you were in caused. 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!