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Solar Glare - Helpful Hints!

The UMass Police Department & Parking Services have reminded employees of the solar glare dangers on campus during this time of year.  Solar glare can temporarily blind drivers and can be a significant safety concern for bicyclists and pedestrians.  Solar glare is especially strong during the morning commute hours while driving eastbound and while driving westbound for the evening commute. Here are some safety tips for drivers:

  • Use polarized sunglasses
  • Slow down
  • Wash windshield inside and out
  • Use visor
  • Use headlights to help so others can see you.
  • Follow road markings and pull over if needed, to wait until you can see.

Thank you and drive safely!