How can I legally and safely block the sun while driving

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by ThisisMeUsee, May 19, 2018.

  1. ThisisMeUsee

    ThisisMeUsee Light Load Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    So I don't know if any of you have seen that viral picture of that old man where the side of his face is all old and wrinkly after driving for so many years, this is because of the sun. How would I go about so I don't end up looking like that if I make a career in trucking?
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  3. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

    Jul 17, 2011
    The Village, Portmeirion
    When you can drive for that long then something like that won't even bother you. ;)
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  4. PacoTaco

    PacoTaco Light Load Member

    Apr 16, 2016
    South Texas
    Hat, sunscreen, visor, long sleeves... Best way to avoid this is to be a vampire trucker as much as possible.
  5. stillwurkin

    stillwurkin Road Train Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Never have saw a person in real life that had a face like that from trucking. But anythings possible. I have been trucking since age 18 and will be 62 on Wednesday. My face is the same on both sides. But it's a face only my mother could love..guess my wife loves it too. My left arm does have some spots on it though.
  6. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    I used a spring loaded shade I bought at Walmart. Can see the mirrors just fine through it. I put it up when crossing scales in case some DOT officer was on duty that was trying to be a hero and save the world.
    I had eye surgery on my left eye and a section of retina replaced due to sun damage and had dozens of pre-cancerous brown spots cut off my face from sun damage. Luckily, no scars from all that. The doctor said all that damage was started before I started using the sun shade.
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  7. BoostedTeg

    BoostedTeg Road Train Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Boise ID
  8. Odin's Rabid Dog

    Odin's Rabid Dog Heavy Load Member

    May 6, 2018
    NW MT
    And and and... get yourself a decent pair of polarizing sunglasses (I wear corrective lenses, so I got a pair of wear over polarizing sunglasses at ShopKo for $20).

    If you're driving into a sunrise or sunset, or worse with a wet roadway, well you still have a job to do, and you can't drive if you can't see.
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  9. Fallen One

    Fallen One Bobtail Member

    May 6, 2018
    Some state doesn't allow aftermarket tint to be installed
  10. Cam Roberts

    Cam Roberts Road Train Member

    May 13, 2018
    My pete is dark inside. Drop visor does wonders. Tint the side windows
  11. kanidana

    kanidana Heavy Load Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    Mesa, AZ
    This has to be a joke I'm not getting. First step, don't age. Second step, avoid stress. Third step don't be a truck driver because it's stressful. Fourth stage, have great genetics where you age gracefully. Fifth stage, don't care about your looks. Sixth step, make sure to exercise and get proper sunlight. Seventh stage make sure to eat right to whatever current diet guru gets the brightest stage.
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