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Q. Just a quick question today from some of my drivers. They are interested in learning what types of things they can do to reduce the risk of a crash when traveling directly toward the sun in the morning hours. Our company has a large fleet of SUVs.

Thanks for your help.

Jim V. – Fleet & Driver Safety Specialist

A. We always appreciate hearing from our readers and providing driver safety information.

When a driver is faced with the glaring sun, we want the driver to be well prepared to reduce his/her risk of injury behind the wheel.

Driver Safety Tips to consider:

  • The use of sun glasses and the sun visor are always great starting points when faced with sun glare.
  • Always keep your windows clean, both on the inside and outside.
  • Create space between yourself and the vehicle in front of you.
  • Slow down, allow yourself to always be in complete control of your vehicle.

These tips will help your drivers be prepared for the early morning and late afternoon sunrise and sunset.

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Ben Langley is the Safety Editor for “The Driver Advantage™”. Ben is a passionate proponent for driver safety education, training and awareness. Continuously submerged in research targeting human behavior and driver safety; Ben initiates creative thinking that is evident in his writings. Ben also develops unique, exciting and results oriented driver safety programs and campaigns. His knowledge and common sense approach to driver safety is wrapped with authentic concern for people. Ben is also the co-found of Safety Wins, Inc. a 501©(3) non-profit organization. The Safety Wins concept of training fleet drivers at NASCAR Race Tracks throughout America was federally and privately funded. Today, Safety Wins, Inc focuses on Teen Driver Safety and continues to use the platform of motorsports to attract attention to their life saving driver safety message. Contact the author

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