Effectively Dealing with the Sun and Glare While on the Road

Year around glare on the road or on your windshield can cause real issues when driving in the great state of Alaska. Maintaining clear visibility is critical to your safety! Here are four strategies for reducing the impact of glare while you are on Alaska’s roadways. 

  • Repair Minor Cracks and Chips Quickly
    • Your windshield should be smooth and free of imperfections. Not only do chips and cracks make the glass structurally less safe, but the sunlight bouncing off the broken edges has the potential to create some serious glare. If your windshield is suffering, give our team a call! 
  • Keep Headlights and Windshields Clean
    • While filling up with gas, be sure to grab the squeegee and clean your windshield and headlights. While the dust and dirt that gradually accumulates on your glass may not seem like a big deal, it tends to become much more obvious and detrimental once the sun is shining on it. Replacing your windshield wipers regularly is a good step in the right direction for maintaining the highest degree of visibility. 
  • Avoid Shiny Objects on the Dash 
    • Not only is it dangerous to drive with objects cluttering the dashboard, since they can fly into your face in the event of a crash, but these objects will create even more glare for your eyeballs. If your dash is naturally shiny, you may want to invest in a dash cover. 
  • Wear Sunglasses on Sunny Days
    • Living in Alaska, you more than likely own a pair of polarized sunglasses. Polarized sunglasses can filter harsh rays and may keep you from squinting so hard that you cannot see the road in front of you. 

Stay safe by making sure that your vision is as clear as possible, every time you drive. Too many accidents occur because of drivers’ inability to see past sun glare.

From all of us at Stevens Glass, drive safely out there!