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Will the sun be the last thing you see?

9th May 2019
Posted by Aston Avery

It’s Sun Awareness Week and Brits are putting themselves and other road-users in danger by making reckless decisions on the road by driving their cars without the appropriate sunglasses, new research by Maui Jim reveals.

With Britain’s roads getting busier and exposure from the sun increasing, the need to highlight the dangers of being dazzled by the sun on the road couldn’t be more timely.

55% of Brits said they feel the wider population aren’t full aware of the true dangers of driving without the correct sunglasses. There are actually limits to how dark sunglasses are allowed to be while driving – for example, glasses categorized as ‘Class 4’ are illegal for road use as they only allow 3-8% of sunlight to filter through.

Aston spoke to Brian Tompkins, Optometrist, Tompkins Knight & Son Optometrists to discuss the true dangers of taking to the road without the appropriate sunglasses and also about sun awareness week as well.

Brian Tompkins interview with Aston Avery