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SCPD reminds drivers about common ways to avoid obstructed vision, distracted driving

Published: Dec. 2, 2021 at 6:20 PM CST
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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - The sun and other factors can obstruct your vision when on the road. Sometime’s the car visor isn’t enough to block out the glare.

Officer Andrew Dutler with the Sioux City Police Department reminded drivers of other options when driving in conditions.

“The visor is an option, we would advise that you invest in a nice pair of polarized sunglasses. But some transferrable knowledge that really works in all driving situations is that anytime you’re not sure of a condition, like sun in your eyes, you want to slow down and you want to create as much distance as you can between you and the vehicle in front of you,” said Officer Andrew Dutler with Sioux City Police.

Officer Dutler said, on top of blocking out the sun and creating distance, the best practice is to keep the rearview mirror and dash clear of any objects.

“Anything hanging from the rearview mirror, any papers tucked in the visor, anything sitting on your dashboard can be considered obstructions. We want to get rid of distractions, and distractions come in all forms like things that obstruct our view, very loud music, texting on the cell phone, which is illegal,” said Officer Dutler.

Dutler added that no matter the time of day or weather, drive with headlights on. That way you are more visible to other vehicles and pedestrians.

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