Visibility During Sunrise & Sunset
Depending upon where you live in the country, and what time of year it is, as you leave for work in the morning you may be at the mercy of the rising sun. What do we mean by this? We are referring to how as you drive to work, the sun is at just the perfect point in the sky where it is straight ahead of you and makes it difficult to see. Even if you put on sunglasses or lower your visor, it may not help. Not only is it dangerous for motorists to be driving in these conditions, but it is also risky for pedestrians who may not be aware that a driver is having a hard time seeing. All of this can take place on the commute home as the sun starts to set.
For pedestrians or road crew workers who must be out on the sides of the road during this period of the day, it is important that you keep yourself as visible as possible to avoid accidents. The bright sun can actually make the sides of the roads very dark and even more difficult to perceive. However, if you were wearing a Reflective Safety Vest or a ANSI Class 2 Safety Vest, you would increase the likelihood that anyone passing by would be able to see and avoid you. It is an excellent way to protect yourself on the days when the sun is high in the sky.
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