We learned something about bugs on this 2,862 mile cross country jaunt. There are lots of them. Their carcasses are often more than windshield wipers and windshield wiper fluid can handle.
If you look back at my driving videos you quickly notice the carnage. There are spots and streaks everywhere.
With every fill-up I went to the well available at every gas station to scrub and squeegeed the windshield. What a skill to have!
Most stations had liquid that seemed fresh and clean. Most, not all. It does make a difference.
From personal observations I’d say Ohio through Nebraska had the heaviest bug concentration with an Indiana/Illinois/Iowa peak.
By the time we’d run low on fuel, visibility had already been severely impaired. This is especially true when the Sun is low on the horizon and glare at its peak.
How do you folks in Florida deal with it?
Actually, I’d probably rather not know.
Past the Rockies the bug problem tapered quickly. Amazing. It had mostly disappeared when we filled up in St. George, Utah and again in Barstow, California.
I cleaned the windshield thoroughly every time we gassed up. The rest of the car was a different story.
This morning we hit the car wash near the hotel. It’s never been needed more.