Driving into the sun but avoiding the flames?
October 7, 2013 8:58 AM Subscribe
I recently moved. My new commute has me driving directly into the sun in both the morning and evening; as winter approaches, it is getting more and more hazardous. I slowed to a crawl this morning as there was so much glare I literally couldn't see the road/cars/anything in front of me and if a child had darted out into the road in front of me I honestly don't know that I would see. I tried rolling my window down and sticking my head out but maybe I didn't stick my head out far enough because it didn't seem to help the front view (it did make it easier to see what was going on leftwards though). I wear sunglasses and pop the visor down. I had my car's defrost on. What else can I do?
posted by vegartanipla to travel & transportation (26 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
If it matters I drive a 2001 Honda Accord with standard, untinted windows.
My car's defrost is also weird and not always that effective - if that's part of the problem (I can imagine that a slight fog inside the car increases the glare) what is the ideal defrost setting? Mine seems to default to having the A/C on when the defrost is on regardless of whether I set the air temp to cool or hot. I can turn the A/C part off and still have defrost on but it seems like most of the time the defrost does work better with A/C.