Sun glare worsens as fall approaches

Posted at: 09/18/2013 8:56 PM
By: Jorge Torres, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Being on the road in the morning and the afternoon can already be a challenge because of traffic, but now there's another thing for Albuquerque drivers to worry about this time of year: The glare from the Sun.     

Since the angle of the Earth is starting to change with respect to the Sun at this time, drivers will have more trouble driving east in morning and west in the evening.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the majority of traffic accidents related to sun glare occur between six and nine in the morning and between three and six in the evening.

Here are some tips on how you can stay safe with the Sun directly in your face. Put the visor down, keep the sunglasses on, and keep your windshield and mirrors clean because the dirt can enhance the glare of the sun, making it more difficult to drive.

You can also turn on your headlights to help other drivers see you.

The autumnal equinox, or first day of fall, is this Sunday at 2:44 p.m.