Vehicle safety is about more than just maintaining your engine or tires. Road conditions can cause hazardous situations, and savvy drivers can prepare for these beforehand to avoid the worst effects.

Most drivers dread driving into the sun, where a dirty windshield can obscure the road ahead, lowering visibility to dangerous levels. There are a few techniques to reduce glare when you can't avoid facing the sunrise or sunset. Extend the distance between you and the vehicle ahead, so you have more time to stop if you need it. Polarized sunglasses and sun visors can help to block bright sunshine, so use them to best effect. Ensure that your windshield is as clean as possible to reduce glare. You can also drive with your headlights on so you're more visible to oncoming motorists.

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