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Help requested posted on 10th April 2017:

Low Sun - Visibility and Speed

Promoting the dangers of driving at speed into low sun during mornings and evening periods. Any videos, still photos or comments welcome.

David Marshall

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Response posted on 10th April 2017 by:
Will Cubbin

E: william.cubbin@essexhighways.org
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Low Sun - Visibility and Speed

Here's a link to an article we had on our website back in Autumn.
https://saferessexroads.org/sun-up-sun-down/
Feel free to use the photo - I couldn't find a copyright free image so I took this myself (safely parked in a layby!)
It's a deliberately bad photo to show how low sun can affect visibility.


Response posted on 27th April 2017 by:
Earl Galavan

E: earl@safetydriven.ca
T: 1-604-888-2242

Low Sun - Visibility and Speed

I wrote a piece for our newsletter that had a number of 'fatal flaws' addressed. One of which was the contrasted lighting depending on the direction of travel. This is written for Canada but if it is of use you are welcome to do so.

http://www.safetydriven.ca/2016/07/15/what-the-pro-sees/

Great photo by Will Cubbin. Its given me some ideas. Thanks!


Response posted on 4th May 2017 by:
Dave Osborne

E: david.osborne@atkinsglobal.com
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Low Sun - Visibility and Speed

Hi David - Worth considering the effects of low sun when it is behind you, especially as a vulnerable road user. You might have great vision but those coming towards you will not. This is especially important as you approach a pinch point or where you might be expecting someone to give way like a mini-roundabout or right turn in to a minor road. This is an important message for VRUs such as cyclists/motorcyclists who can be difficult to see, even in good conditions.


Response posted on 4th May 2017 by:
Dave Osborne

E: david.osborne@atkinsglobal.com
T:

Low Sun - Visibility and Speed

Hi David - Worth considering the effects of low sun when it is behind you, especially as a vulnerable road user. You might have great vision but those coming towards you will not. This is especially important as you approach a pinch point or where you might be expecting someone to give way like a mini-roundabout or right turn in to a minor road. This is an important message for VRUs such as cyclists/motorcyclists who can be difficult to see, even in good conditions.


Response posted on 4th May 2017 by:
Dave Osborne

E: david.osborne@atkinsglobal.com
T: 01372-086216

Low Sun - Visibility and Speed

Hi David - Worth considering the effects of low sun when it is behind you, especially as a vulnerable road user. You might have great vision but those coming towards you will not. This is especially important as you approach a pinch point or where you might be expecting someone to give way like a mini-roundabout or right turn in to a minor road. This is an important message for VRUs such as cyclists/motorcyclists who can be difficult to see, even in good conditions.


Response posted on 4th May 2017 by:
Dave Osborne

E: david.osborne@atkinsglobal.com
T: 01372-086216

Low Sun - Visibility and Speed

Hi David - Worth considering the effects of low sun when it is behind you, especially as a vulnerable road user. You might have great vision but those coming towards you will not. This is especially important as you approach a pinch point or where you might be expecting someone to give way like a mini-roundabout or right turn in to a minor road. This is an important message for VRUs such as cyclists/motorcyclists who can be difficult to see, even in good conditions.


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