Three of the main driving hazards in Autumn through to early Spring are:
- Glare from the sun reflecting on wet roads
- Low angle evening sun
- Headlight glare at night
Any of these conditions can cause momentary road blindness so they are extremely serious and cause many accidents each year.
Driving when there is strong glare from the sun
Nearly 3,000 accidents happen each year in the UK due to the sun's glare.
The setting sun during rush hour is to blame for about 36 deaths each year.
One of the most dangerous situations is when the sun's glare is reflected onto roads that are still wet after recent rain. This can cause a driver to experience severe road blindness.
Wear our polarised clip ons when you are driving in these conditions and you will find that the problem of road blindness is virtually eradicated.
Our lenses have optical quality polarisation so that they block the maximum possible amount of sun glare, contributing to driver safety and comfort.
Flip up sunglasses are the safest form of clip ons when you are driving because you can flip up the lenses as soon as the sun goes in or you are driving in a shaded area.
Driving with headlight glare at night
Since 2013, there has been an average of 293 accidents each year where dazzling headlights were a contributory factor. Of these, 6 were fatal accidents.
The problem of glare is getting more serious as headlights are much more powerful than in the past.
There are also more SUVs on the road which have headlights mounted higher up than on saloon cars. If you are driving in a saloon or estate car, the chances are that headlights from an oncoming SUV will shine directly at eye height.
To avoid or at least mitigate the strain of driving when there is a lot of oncoming headlight glare requires a special kind of lens.
Some companies on the internet are promoting yellow tinted flip up lenses for night driving. However, as the motoring organisations point out, these lenses actually reduce the amount of light entering your eyes, reducing your vision further and may in fact be illegal to wear at night in the UK.
After researching the market, we have found a quality product that does actually help you cope with headlight glare without darkening your view significantly.
The lenses in our flip up night driving clip-ons look nearly clear, so they don't make your view darker. Instead, they combine an anti-glare coating with a blue light blocking lens that softens the harsh white light emanating from car headlights.