Sunday, May 3

Good Advice


This email came early last week and I decided to try it out before forwarding or posting it here.

"How to achieve good vision while driving during a heavy downpour. I can vouch for this!! We are not sure why it is so effective; just try this method when it rains heavily. This method was told by a police friend who had experienced and confirmed it. It is useful...even driving at night.


Most of the motorists would turn on HIGH or FASTEST SPEED of the wipers during heavy downpour, yet the visibility in front of the windscreen is still bad...... In the event you face such a situation, just put on your SUN GLASSES (any model will do), and it's a miracle!
All of a sudden, your visibility in front of your windshield is perfectly clear, as if there is no rain.
Make sure you always have a pair of SUN GLASSES in your car, as you are not only helping yourself to drive safely with good vision, but also might save a friend's life by giving him this idea."

As I left work on Friday, it began to rain. I turned on the wipers, but my vision was definitely hampered by the downpour. I remembered to try my sunglasses - and I was very surprised to see that they worked quite well - just as this email had said. I could leave the wipers on medium speed and see as well as if it was not raining at all. Next time you are in a heavy rain, put your sunglasses on and see it it helps you too!

19 comments:

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

I'll be darned, Judy. I had never heard of this, but I'll try it next time it rains, too. Thanks for sharing.

Grannymar said...

Judy,

Coming from a country where we have almost constant rain I am surprised not to have heard this tip before now.

All set to try it out, I open the curtains to find Sunshine! Testing will have to wait a day or hopefully three!

Gilly said...

Never heard that one! Will try it next time I'm driving in a downpour!

Though I do try not to do that!

Star said...

If you hadn't tried it I would have dismissed it. I am going to give it a try. Maybe today should I venture out in our pouring rain.

PI said...

I do hope we don't have to test it next week when we go away.

Arkansas Patti said...

That is new to me and thank you for testing it first. Since we are in what appears to be continuous rain, I will give it a try, today.
I wear transition lenses though so I will have to hunt for a pair of sun glasses. Thanks for the tip.

bobbie said...

I can vouch for this too, Judy. I can't drive at night at all because of my vision. One day I was on the road. It started to pour and got very dark. People put on their headlights, and it hurt my eyes and I tried sunglasses, thinking it was just my crazy vision. It worked!

Maria said...

We seldom have a downpour on the desert, but on the occasion of one, most of us desert-dwellers find ourselves with sun-dried rubber from our wipers, flying in all directions and we are saddled with the upsetting knowledge that we should have replaced the wipers two years ago.

This does sound like good advice and I always have sun glasses with me.

Dianne said...

I'll definitely try this, my sunglasses are always with me

thanks

Travelin'Oma said...

I can't wait to try this! A tip I learned from a car dealer is to turn on the air conditioner when your windows are fogged up. It clears the condensation.

Thumper said...

I may have a chance to try this out today. Nice :)

colleen said...

I'll try it. I also find that the air conditioner defrosts faster and better than the defrost.

rosemary said...

i have Transition lenses so i am not sure if that would work for me, but it is worth getting some ugly big sunglasses and trying it....it is pouring.

srp said...

I would have never thought to do this. Of course we haven't had much rain here lately... a quick heavy shower right after lunch but nothing since. Will try this next time.

Peter said...

Sounds like a good thing to commit to memory Judy.... just when does something become a Long Term memory?? I can remember those.

Jay said...

If I ever get my license, I'll remember this. :)

Sylvia K said...

That is really interesting and considering we're supposed to have rain for the remainder of the week, I'm going to give them a try! Thanks for the info!

Granny Annie said...

It might rain today and we're heading for town. I didn't want rain, but now I do so I can try the sunglasses thing.

utenzi said...

I assume this works due to polarizing the light coming in. The rain probably scatters the light causing glare and the sunglasses filter it out. Just a guess.