Driving while tired, fatigued, and sleepy puts drivers at high risk for accidents and collision. Fatigue affects all stages of the See, Think, Do strategy, it can cause inaccurate scans, slower thinking and reaction times. Read more about ways to stay awake and alert behind the wheel.
This is a first in a series of blogs Victoria Driving School Inc. will discuss about different challenges we might face on the roads. When we drive in the morning, we face some hazards that we take for granted. One of these is lack of visibility due to the sun rising in the morning. If your commute starts at dawn, and you head east, once the sun breaks the horizon, there can be a brief blind spot when directly facing the sun. My own commute has one of these areas. Because I am aware of this, I prepare myself by (1) putting my car visor in the down position and (2) I will have my sunglasses ready to wear once the sun becomes a problem for visibility. It seems like a simple common sense thing to do, but try to avoid being put in a position where you are not ready to deal with the effects of the sun.