Jesse Norris, a Senior Research Analyst at the UA Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS) had a recent experience with the sun that he is allowing us to share with you:
"There have been a few bad crashes at either sunset or sunrise, and I am quick to think they were driving away from the direction of the sun. This morning, I was pulling onto the highway, from an intersection, looking toward the direction of the sun. I looked back in the direction away from the sun and nearly pulled out in front of a small black sedan. It was because I had been looking in the direction of the sun and then looking away, I was still somewhat blinded. I have tinted windows and was wearing my sunglasses. It scared me enough to think I could not be the only person this has happened to. It was a safety lesson I felt I needed to share with you all."
We are thankful for Jesse's concern for traffic safety. Takeaway: it is not just driving INTO the sun that can pose a problem.
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