Thoughts From Residents –

Purpose. Pass along thoughts and advice on matters.

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Wearing polarized sunglasses when driving in the rain during the day will help a driver see better. Polarized sunglasses work to block horizontal components of scattered or reflected light, which means they help counteract the scattering of light that atmospheric effects like fog or rain have on daylight.

Notice, however, that this ability is limited to polarized sunglasses. Non-polarized lenses won’t do anything other than make the field of vision darker, which means wearing them while driving in the rain would increase the hazard, not reduce it.

One caveat though: Wearing polarized lenses while driving may make LCD dashboard displays quite a bit harder to read.

In a nutshell:

  • Wear polarized sunglasses when driving in rain during the day.   First and foremost, forget about driving in an absolute downpour — instead, get off the road and wait out the storm. However, during light to moderate rainfalls, polarized sunglasses will help the driver see more clearly.
  • Lenses must be polarized.   Despite the e-mail’s assertion that “any model will do,” non-polarized sunglasses will not improve clarity of vision in the rain. Indeed, they will make matters worse.
  • Wear polarized sunglasses when driving in fog during the day.   Get off the road and stay off the road when fog is heavy; but in light to moderate fogs and mists, polarized sunglasses will assist drivers in the same fashion that they do in light to moderate rains.
  • Don’t wear sunglasses while driving at night.   Although polarized sunglasses will help improve clarity of vision during the day in rain or fog, at night they will serve to reduce contrast and thus make a mess of the driver’s depth perception. This practice is foolhardy and dangerous.

Another Tip:
A driver had a rainy day accident when the car suddenly began to hydro-plane and literally flew through the air.   The driver was not seriously injured but stunned at the sudden occurrence!

Bottom line –  NEVER DRIVE IN THE RAIN WITH YOUR CRUISE CONTROL ON.   Because if the control is on, your car tires may lose contact with the road, and your car will accelerate to a higher rate of speed and then control is lost.


8 thoughts on “Thoughts From Residents –

  1. how much are your monthly dues??

  2. all you remodelers out there – please share any names of responsible contractors etc. – thanks

  3. Gary Schultz says:

    We are in thee process of becoming new residents to Herons Forest on Grackle Ct. We are planning to do some minor remodeling and wonder if anyone could suggest the name of a electrcian plumber and or a remodeling person to help us since we are new to the area. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

  4. Jeff Calvert says:

    Once again, looks like I need some help. We lost a charm while walking in the neighborhood – it’s a sterling silver Helzberg “I am Loved” pendant with a CZ stone. It was round and about the size of a dime.

    It has a lot of sentimental value for my wife, though it’s truly not worth much (was one of the free promo items Helzberg’s gave out to try and get you in the store to buy other stuff) but if anyone happens to run across it in a yard or street or trail, we’d love to have it back, as I don’t think I can replace it anywhere.

    I know it’s a long shot ( a tiny pendant lost in a big neighborhood!) but figured it was possible someone may have found it. if anyone has any info, please call Jeff at (913) 638-0254. (I also reiterate – cookies are a distinct reward possibility!)

  5. Jeff Calvert says:

    Happy to report the package was handed back to the mailman today, so we did get it delivered! (Unfortunately, the mailman couldn’t remember where he got it, so my wife doesn’t know who to send the cookies to… 🙂 )

    Lynne, if you (or anyone else with Facebook access) can update facebook to let folks know we got it, I’d appreciate it!

  6. and I will post it on our FaceBook page if not there already

  7. Jeff Calvert says:

    Kind of a long shot, but the Post Office misdelivered a package intended for 10196 Bittern Drive today (5 Feb). If anyone may have received the package by accident, please contact Jeff at (913) 638-0254. The package is medium sized, coming from Baxterboo (a pet supply site – toys for our new puppy!) and the Post Office says it was delivered to a porch at 1:57 PM on the Monday, 5 Feb. I can’t promise a substantial reward, but my wife makes great cookies – getting on her good side never hurts!

  8. Could you please publish the times that Escambia County and private school buses pick up and drop off students near the front gate of Heron’s Forest? This information would be helpful for other drivers to avoid delays exiting from the neighborhood. Thank you!

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