Protecting Yourself from the Sun While Driving



Living on the southern coast, we are all too aware of the dangers of skin cancer. We slather up with sunscreen at the beach or as we sit on the ball field, but what we don’t realize is that millions of Americans receive a large portion of their sun exposure when they’re hardly aware of it- in their car. Shockingly, driving is linked to approximately 53% of skin cancers in the U.S. on the left side of the body. We have enough stresses and health concerns in our lives, so how can we ease our minds while driving? Fortunately, the Skin Cancer Foundation recommends window tint as part of a comprehensive skin care program.


Protect you and your family.


According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, the sun’s ultraviolet radiation is associated with most cases of skin cancer. UV radiation reaches us in the form of shortwave UVB and long-wave UVA rays, but glass blocks only UVB effectively. Although car windshields are partially treated to filter out UVA, the side windows let in about 63 percent of the sun’s UVA radiation; rear windows are also unprotected, leaving back seat passengers exposed. Even though your vehicle may come with factory privacy glass on the rear windows, it doesn’t provide superior heat and UV protection. Fortunately, Coastal Glass Tinting offers an inexpensive and safe solution. High performance window tint offers all day protection which helps to prevent cancer. Transparent window films screen out 99 percent of UVB and UVA rays without reducing visibility. Not only does window tinting protect your family’s skin from these harmful rays, but it also reduces glare while driving and provides essential privacy. So a superior auto tint can protect you and your family in more ways than one.


Facts about the sun and driving.


In today’s busy world, we are in our cars a lot. It is essential that we protect our skin and our family while driving. Today’s skin cancer statistics are scary. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation:

  • Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidences of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon.
  • One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime.
  • Melanoma accounts for up to three percent of all pediatric cancers.
  • Research shows that drivers in the U.S. have a higher rate of skin cancer on their left side due to exposure while driving.
  • You can’t get sunburned in your car, but UVA rays can still reach you.


Take one less worry off your mind with professional tint that keeps you safe.


At Coastal Glass we offer several auto window tinting packages and we can find the perfect fit to keep you and your family safe. Call us today to schedule an appointment.


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