RSA Warning Motorist Of The Dangers Of Sun Glare

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The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is urging road users, particularly drivers, to be aware of the dangers posed by sun glare over the weekend.

Sun glare can result in drivers being temporarily dazzled or blinded by the intensity and brightness of the sun. The Road Safety Authority is under scrutiny for it’s efforts to address road fatalities with 73 deaths to date this year compared to 56 in the same period in 2023.

Today the RSA is warning that sun glare affects all road users including pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. Vulnerable road users are advised to be especially cautious when crossing the road and at junctions.

Summertime is the most dangerous time of the year on Irish roads with a spike in pedestrian, cyclist and motorcyclist casualties. The RSA believes that this is due to fact that as there are no obvious dangers and as the weather is fine road users tend to drop their guard in addition to the fine weather bringing more people out on the roads