He glare while driving It is a hazard that can occur at any time of the day, but it is especially risky during sunrise and sunset. This situation implies a momentary vision loss endangering the safety of both the driver and other road users. Therefore, it is crucial to know the conditions in which it can occur, as well as the preventive measures and the best way to react to minimize the risks.

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Glare can occur at any time of the day.

Often we associate dazzle with the high beams of an oncoming vehicle at night. However, it is important to note that can occur at any time of the day.

It is important to note that indirect reflections can also occur during the day, especially due to the glass of the buildings that we find on our way. To avoid this situation, it is recommended to drive with polarized sunglasses and, if possible, with blue lenses.

If you find yourself dazzled by the sun, it is better slow down gradually instead of braking hard, as this could take the driver behind you by surprise and cause an accident.

Another situation conducive to glare occurs when exiting tunnels or in sections with dense trees, where there may be a abrupt lighting difference between inside and outside. In these circumstances, it is recommended reduce speed throughout the section and maintain safety distances. In addition, the car sun visor can be used as protection, but its use should be limited to specific situations, since it can reduce the field of vision.

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If you find yourself dazzled by the sun, it’s best to slow down gradually.

Glare at night is especially dangerous due to the reduction of visual capacity by 20% and changes in perception and visual field. Sometimes, when we meet a vehicle that comes from the front with its high beams on, we can make the mistake of activating ours as well, which is prohibited and only increases mutual dazzling and the chances of an accident.

If you experience glare while driving, it is important to gradually slow down and even bring the vehicle to a complete stop to avoid potential accidents. To alert the approaching driver with high beams on, you can use short bursts of low and high beams, remembering that this action must be momentary. If this doesn’t work, divert your gaze from the point of light and focus it on the white line on the right side of the road. If necessary, you can cover the light source with the palm of your hand.

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