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AAA Mid-Atlantic Warns Motorists of Autumn Sun Glare

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WILMINGTON, Del.– AAA Mid-Atlantic has issued an advisory warning motorists commuting during sunrise and sunset of autumn sun glare that could potentially impair visibility while driving.

Between now and daylight saving time on Nov. 3, drivers are being advised to take additional precautions on the road including wearing sunglasses, driving with clean windshields and slowing down, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic

The National Weather Service said the sun's glare during the first 15 to 45 minutes of sunrise pose a serious hazard to drivers heading east to west. At sunset, motorists commuting from west to east may also experience impaired visibility as the sun drops lower toward the horizon, said NWS.

“The bright sun can easily impede the ability to see the road, pedestrians, cyclists and traffic signals,” said Jim Lardear,  AAA Mid-Atlantic's drector of public and government affairs.

AAA Mid-Atlantic and NWS also recommend drivers use alternative routes along north/south streets, heed changing speed limits and allow at least three to four seconds of space between vehicles.

For more information about what you can do to avoid Autumn sun glare on the road, click here.

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