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Old August 17th, 2017, 02:14 PM   #36741
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I bought myself a pair of polarised glasses which I use mostly for driving. I don't see any reflection in my windshield, plus it reduces the sun glare from other cars or water. It works so good that I bought also a polarised filter for my photo camera.
I have a pair, too.

Funny thing is, with them on I barely can see the screen of my smartphone, and I can't see anything on gas pump's LED displays.
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Old August 17th, 2017, 09:54 PM   #36742
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I have a pair, too.

Funny thing is, with them on I barely can see the screen of my smartphone, and I can't see anything on gas pump's LED displays.
Me too
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Old August 17th, 2017, 10:37 PM   #36743
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About car crashes, my long lived car ended its life when my brother encountered someone going too fast on an unpaved road. He managed to avoid a frontal collision, but the left side was badly damaged. So, from now I'll be travelling in a van, a Citroën Berlingo to be exact. It has been registered as a car, so I won't lose 12 minutes every 120 km on a motorway as I was afraid initially.
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Old August 17th, 2017, 11:28 PM   #36744
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Me too
What if you rotate the smartphone by 90 degrees, so that it's oriented horizontally?
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Old August 18th, 2017, 12:52 AM   #36745
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probably the screen is also polarized the other way
I've had that several times... even on cars (e.g. head's up displays)
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Old August 18th, 2017, 08:03 AM   #36746
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I've thought that non-polarized sunglasses are only good to spoil your vision.
Polarized sunglasses and LCD displays are an impossible combination. That is why I use non-polarized ones while driving a car or a boat.
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Old August 18th, 2017, 08:53 AM   #36747
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Polarized sunglasses and LCD displays are an impossible combination. That is why I use non-polarized ones while driving a car or a boat.
True. However LCD displays in my cars are fully visible in my sunglasses. I have problem with my cell phone, especially if I am outside and the sunshine is strong.
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Old August 18th, 2017, 10:12 AM   #36748
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True. However LCD displays in my cars are fully visible in my sunglasses. I have problem with my cell phone, especially if I am outside and the sunshine is strong.
I depends on the design of the screen. The sunclasses are vertically polarized. They filter all the light from horizontally polarized screens. However, some screens are polarized at 45 degrees, thus supporting both landscape and portrait mode but not at the brightest.
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Old August 19th, 2017, 07:03 PM   #36749
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An accident on the A-6 in Spain caused by a tyre puncture. There are still many stretches of motorway in Spain that lack a crash barrier in the median, something which seems uncommon in the rest of Europe. Fortunately not even the truck driver was injured, according to the video description.


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Old August 19th, 2017, 07:32 PM   #36750
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An accident on the A-6 in Spain caused by a tyre puncture. There are still many stretches of motorway in Spain that lack a crash barrier in the median, something which seems uncommon in the rest of Europe. Fortunately not even the truck driver was injured, according to the video description.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3SjpiHzqvc
Good the driver did not slow down. That increased the chance to hit something and successfully pass thru.
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I doubt if a standard class crash barrier would've stopped that truck. Even a jersey barrier could fail (there are many crossover examples on German and Belgian motorways with jersey barriers). An earth-filled double jersey barrier can stop almost anything but even then there are examples of trucks crashing over them.
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Old August 19th, 2017, 09:34 PM   #36752
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I hope the truck driver had his seatbelts fastened...

And it shows it's always worth fastening them, even on a bus (which could have a similar accident), which many people unfortunately don't do...
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A fire in the ExxonMobile refinery in Rotterdam:


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