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Driving safely in bright sunlight

Bright sunlight can cause a hazard for New York drivers when they are unable to see other vehicles and road signs. Drivers can take several steps to reduce the risk of being temporarily blinded by bright sunlight.

Drivers should always keep a pair of high-quality sunglasses in a vehicle for times when the sun obscures their vision. Using a car’s sun visors is another proven way to drive safely in bright sunlight. A car’s visors can be moved to block sunlight from the side windows as well as the windshield.

Window tinting can block a lot of the sun’s rays. Drivers who tint their windows should be aware of local regulations about window tinting. Windows may only be tinted to a certain level or the driver risks being pulled over by law enforcement and receiving a citation.

It is best to avoid driving when sunlight is directly obscuring vision or exit the road if it is posing a significant safety risk. Drivers who must drive in bright conditions should make sure that they keep as much distance as possible between their vehicle and the car in front of them.

Drivers who cause an accident because of conditions they cannot control may not be able to avoid liability for a car accident. An attorney with experience handling personal injury cases may be able to help those who have been injured in an accident due to another driver’s negligence. Car accident victims may allege that a driver was negligent by continuing to drive in conditions where they were unable to see well enough to prevent an accident.

A person who is recovering from a car accident may face many expenses like medical bills, lost wages and rehabilitation costs. An attorney may be able to file a personal injury claim to help injured plaintiffs recover the cost of medical bills and other damages like pain and suffering.