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Sun and driving

By joadja - 9 May 2009 13

That pesky bright thing in the sky……….

It rises in the east.  It sets in the west.  And at this time of the year it sits right in your line of vision as you round that corner.

So FFS put your sunnies on, wash your screen, drop your visor, BEFORE you get to the corner.  What is it with these morons that come around the corner, slam on the brakes then try to avoid getting blinded.

In the words of some old codger “Be Prepared”.

What’s Your opinion?


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13 Responses to
Sun and driving
staria 12:49 pm 14 May 09

Heh, I reckon that was one big flaw in the Canberra planning – having all the residential on the west, and all the industrial on the east… Should have been the other way around. We have to drive into the sun on every commute. The only time I didn’t have this was when I lived in Kingston and worked in Woden, that was great!

candelabra 10:22 am 11 May 09

“In the words of some old codger “Be Prepared”.”

It wasn’t an old codger it was Scar from the Lion King 😉

Holden Caulfield 6:48 pm 10 May 09

Full Tilt said :

This does remind me I need to clean the inside of my windshield, though. The inner fog that is my windshield seems all the more apparent on these colder days.

Get yourself some AutoGlym Glass Polish from Autobarn (or wherever). It’s fantastic stuff for the inside glass, pretty easy to apply and never streaks.

GB 6:08 pm 10 May 09

Well, at least they do put their brakes on when they realise they can’t see. Defensive driving would be to recognise that this is about to happen to the person in front, and increase your distance.

frank2112 6:07 pm 10 May 09

I just love it when they turn towards the sun and then decide to clean their windscreen at 80 km/h. My car doesn’t need to be cleaned by their windscreen cleaner and they wonder why I abuse them. But I do agree there are some bad spots at the moment.

Mr Waffle 1:48 pm 10 May 09

At least I won’t be blinded by the sun reflecting off all those stupid glass panels at the crest of the hill going north on Fairburn ave like I do in summer.

monomania 12:21 pm 10 May 09

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

What is it with these morons that come around the corner, slam on the brakes then try to avoid getting blinded.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

This sort of thing is typical old school driving skills that have been lost in a city where we have wide, smooth roads, no difficult hills or turns, and people who don’t know how to keep left…

Same sad old refrain. Surely savy skilled drivers like you two are able to anticipate the behaviour of us ordinary less able drivers and so it should not be a problem for you. In hilly winding roads at near dusk even when it is not partially cloudy I don’t believe even your magnificant skills would enable you to predict the sun’s position and intensity of the blinding. Beats me what not keeping left has to do with the topic anyway. Or suing. Accept it. A lot of the rest of us are flawed.

che said :

it also helps to put your lights on, that way when the car behind you gets blinded they can see your tail lights and know where you are, rather than running into you

No rear lights I know of can compete with the sun.

Full Tilt 10:33 am 10 May 09

Meh, I just close my eyes and navigate by the sound of the screams and crunching metal until I get past the spot.

This does remind me I need to clean the inside of my windshield, though. The inner fog that is my windshield seems all the more apparent on these colder days.

che 9:06 am 10 May 09

it also helps to put your lights on, that way when the car behind you gets blinded they can see your tail lights and know where you are, rather than running into you

TP 3000 11:26 pm 09 May 09

You should see traffic on Sulwood Drive in Kambah on some afternoons. As traffic heads up one hill to meet Manheim Street, they slam on their brakes as the sun is sitting right on the next hill to go up past Inkster Street. But that is why daylight savings if great.

ant 10:54 pm 09 May 09

…and think they can sue someone if the sun dazzles them.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 3:48 pm 09 May 09

This sort of thing is typical old school driving skills that have been lost in a city where we have wide, smooth roads, no difficult hills or turns, and people who don’t know how to keep left…

Pommy bastard 3:43 pm 09 May 09

Heading up William Hovell drive just as the sun is setting is bloody murder…

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