Glare from standing water, glass surfaces or snow is almost like staring directly at the sun. It’s bright enough to blind a driver for up to five seconds. That’s five seconds where you and 3,000-plus pounds of metal are hurtling forward, unable to pick out the shape, color and distance of anything in front of you. If you’re moving at just 55 miles per hour, those five seconds mean traveling more than the length of a football field while you might as well be blindfolded.

We’re just here to remind you that one or more of those shapes you’re stampeding toward in your four-wheeled battering ram might be a puppy. Or a grandma. Or a Boy Scout who wants to be a veterinarian. Which means you could spend the rest of your time on this planet feeling terribly guilty… about being the perfect punchline for some horribly work-inappropriate joke.

Sun Glare & Car Accident Infographic
So, please, don’t kill a puppy. Or a grandma. Or a Boy Scout who wants to be a veterinarian. Wear sunglasses when you drive, with the right combination of polarization, color and shade density to keep from being blinded by the glare. You owe it to yourself. And the teddy bear picnic, birthday party, family reunion, father-daughter dance and pony ride just down the street.

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