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11. Glare

Glare is intense and blinding light. For example, glare caused by the brightness of oncoming headlights can prevent a driver from seeing an approaching vehicle or pedestrian crossing the roadway.

Glare resistance is the extent to which a driver can still see objects and events while facing a steady source of glare such as the setting sun or the light from oncoming headlights.

Glare recovery is the speed with which a driver's vision returns to normal after being exposed to glare. Glare resistance and recovery are important for being able to drive safely during sunset or at night.

Glare resistance and recovery deteriorate with age; older drivers must drive more cautiously at night.

Poor glare resistance and recovery can result in a driver being blinded by a glare source and:

  • missing curves in the road
  • striking unobserved pedestrians
  • crashing into the rear of a slow-moving, stalled, or stopped vehicle
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    Lesson 3 Quiz


    You will now answer 5 questions to test what you learned during this lesson. You must answer all questions correctly to receive completion credit for this lesson. You may answer the questions as many times as necessary to get them right.

    You should review the lesson material if you don't do well on the quiz.

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