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Clock change impact on motorists

Written by | Posted on 10.10.2017
clock change

With the clocks ‘falling’ back on 29th October; drivers and other road users need to be especially aware of the risks associated with reduced light and low sun.

There is every likelihood that as a result of the clock change drivers will spend more time driving in low sun, resulting in an increased risk of dazzling, as the angle of the sun can be too low for a visor.

Here are our top 5 tips for keeping safe at this time of year:

  • Keep a pair of sunglasses in your vehicle
  • Keep your windscreen clean both inside and out
  • Use headlights to help other road users see you
  • Check your light bulbs regularly
  • Keep windscreen washer fluid topped up

It is also worth remembering that if the sun is behind you, it is in the eyes of drivers coming toward you – so they may not see you clearly.

Download a high resolution infographic below of our top tips for driving at this time of year.



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