Derbyshire fire service sounds autumnal sun warning

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging motorists to be careful when driving in the autumnal sun.

Sunday, 24th September 2017, 12:33 pm
Updated Sunday, 24th September 2017, 12:40 pm
Take care on the roads.

Glare when the sun is low in the sky is more likely to be a problem at this time of year.

As well as the fire service's warning, the AA has also issued the following advice:

► Clean your windscreen, inside and out, removing the hazy film that builds up;

► Sort out glass scratches and chips - they can intensify the sun's glare;

► Replace your wiper blades if they're worn, damaged or more than a couple of years old;

► Use a screen wash additive that's made for the job - check the handbook if you're not sure where to top it up

► Keep a pair of sunglasses in the car and use the sun visors.

► Slow down if you're dazzled.

► Use headlights to help others see you.


► If the sun is behind you, it is in the eyes of those coming towards you;

► If the sun is in your eyes, it is probably blinding drivers following you too.