Posted by Aston Avery

Dr Alex George on how we can avoid a dazzling disaster

Over the last 10 years there have been 33,399 casualties to road users with dazzling sun being marked as a significant contributing factor.

On average this results in 653 road users being killed or experiencing serious injury every year. Cars are involved in the majority of casualties attributed to sun glare, making up 59% in 2021 and 63% across the decade.

The Department of Transport recently released ’21 figures, with this year noting 2,369 casualties attributed to dazzling sun – 558 (24%) resulting in serious injury including 19 deaths.

A new poll by Glasses Direct in partnership with Transitions®, surveyed 2,000 UK drivers, half of which were legally required by law to wear prescription glasses when driving.

Aston spoke to Dr Alex George.

Photo by Tim Foster on Unsplash

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