Depending on your schedule, the shift in daylight during winter may feel like either a blessing or a curse. Everyone’s schedule is a bit different, after all, but if you live near the DC metro area, one thing is for certain: it almost always feels like it’s rush hour!
At our Dale City area Lexus dealership, we know that rush hour can be tough—especially if the sun is in your eyes. Since many of us now find ourselves driving to or from work as the sun is either rising or setting, it’s important to take the time to make sure we’re doing all that we can to stay safe on the roads.
Driving when there’s a glare really boils down to two things: seeing, and being seen. Seeing can be tough, as the weak light of dawn or dusk is dark enough to hinder your vision, but not dark enough for your headlights to be fully effective.
The 2017 Lexus models at our Lexus showroom serving Dale City feature innovative lighting that can lend a hand. We suggest checking that all of the lights—including the daytime running lights—on your vehicle are in proper working order for optimum visibility.
We also recommend keeping a pair of sunglasses in your vehicle for use exclusively while driving. When you leave the house while it’s dark out, it can be easy to forget that you’ll need your shades halfway through your drive. We also suggest taking the time to ensure your windshield is clean and streak-free; the moment when streaks catch the rising sun or oncoming headlights and limit your visibility isn’t the best time to remember this!
To learn more about driving safety, including innovative features from Lexus that can help you to stay aware of your surroundings in any lighting, don’t hesitate to come and see us for a test drive! We invite you to contact Pohanka Lexus online or to give our team a call at (703) 968-9100 today.