The AA Website has an article with some great pointers on driving at this time of year.
Autumn is particularly bad for dazzle from low sun. Improve vision by making sure that the windscreen is clean – inside and out. Even non-smokers find a hazy film builds up on the inside surface of the windscreen over time. Scratches, abrasions and chips on the outside can intensify the sun’s dazzle too.
Their UK site addresses everything from windshield wiper and tire care to this very helpful checklist on mindful driving at sunset:
How to reduce the risk and possible consequence of being dazzled
- Keep your windscreen clean inside and out
- Renew wiper blades if worn
- Keep a pair of sunglasses in the car, but make use of the sun visor too
- Slow down immediately if dazzled
- Bear in mind:
- if the sun is behind you, it’s in the eyes of those approaching you
- if the sun is in your eyes it’s probably affecting those following you too
- Use headlights to help others see you
Stay safe, and enjoy the beauty of the season!